Overview of roles and responsibilities
Subject matter statistician, survey manager, metadata manager, senior ad=
visers in standards, IT developers, IT and information architects, solution=
architects and web designers are all important roles in metadata/statistic=
al lifecycle management in Statistics Norway.
List of metadata contacts
Jenny Linnerud (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anne Gro Hustoft=
6.2 Metadata management team
Our core team for metadata systems consists of one information architect=
and one IT architect for metadata systems in Development. Three programmer=
s in the Department of IT. When necessary we draw on other IT expertise fro=
m the same department.
Metadata system maintenance is carried out by three people in the Depart=
ment of IT. Maintenance of the system contents, i.e. the metadata, is carri=
ed out by all statistical divisions with support from the information archi=
tect in the core metadata team.
Details per system are as follows:
Our systems for classifications and variables and our metadata portal ar=
e owned by the Department of IT. In-house development (2 developers and two=
customers) was been carried out by the Department of IT. Maintenance of th=
e systems is carried out by the same department (1 developer, 1 system=
architect and 1 system owner) with the addition of two peop=
le from the Department of Data collection and statistical methods in the ca=
se of classifications. Maintenance of the metadata in the systems is the re=
sponsibility of all 20 statistical divisions.
Our service library for master metadata systems was developed by 7 devel=
opers from the Department of IT and is being maintained by one.
Our Administrative system for products, projects and processes is owned =
by the Department of administrative affairs and director general. The previ=
ous system was outsourced by the previous owner but the new system was deve=
loped by 2 developers from the Department of IT in cooperation with the new=
system owner and one external consultant.
Our system for file descriptions was developed and is being maintained i=
n the Department of IT. Maintenance of the metadata in the system is the re=
sponsibility of all statistical divisions.
Maintenance of the metadata in the system for event history metadata is =
the responsibility of two statistical divisions (Division for Social Welfar=
e Statistics and the Division for Education Statistics).
6.3 Training and knowledge management
All new employees participate in a course designed to give them an overv=
iew of all areas in Statistics Norway. Most new employees attend this =
course within 3-6 months of starting work in Statistics Norway.
6.4 Partnerships and cooperation
Statistics Norway participates in relevant international meetings e.g. M=
odernisation Committee in Standards and Production and Methods and in=
formal groups. In addition, there is a strong tradition of Scandinavian col=
laboration (e.g. dissemination database StatBank, Nordic metadata group) an=
d collaboration within the Statistical Network (Australia, Canada, Italy, N=
ew Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom in 2014).
6.5 Other issues
So long as metadata is not an integral part of the statistical productio=
n cycle it will be prioritised lower than the publication of statistics.