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6.1 Overview of roles and responsibilities
Subject matter statistician, survey manager, metadata manager, senior ad=
visers in standards, IT developers, system architects, solution architects =
and web designers are all important roles in metadata/statistical 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 senior adviser, one s=
ystem architect for metadata systems and four programmers in the Department=
of IT. When necessary we draw on other IT expertise from the same departme=
Metadata system maintenance is carried out by two or three people in the=
Department of IT. Maintenance of the system contents, i.e. the metadata, i=
s carried out by all statistical divisions with support from the senior adv=
iser 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) has 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 master metadatabase for questionnaires is being developed by 3 devel=
opers from the Department of IT, 2 external consultants and a project leade=
r from the Department of Data Collection and statistical methods. This meta=
database will replace two previous metadatabases.
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=
ETIS, MSIS and informal groups e.g. Neuchâtel (classifications and va=
riables). In addition, there is a strong tradition of Scandinavian collabor=
ation (e.g. dissemination database StatBank) and collaboration within the S=
tatistical Network (currently Australia, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Norway=
, Sweden, United Kingdom).
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.