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Joint UNECE/Eurostat/OECD Work Sessions on Statistical Metadata (METIS)
48. Part A of the Common Metadata Framework identifies the following sixteen core principles for metadata management, all of which are intended to be covered in the over-arching Metadata Management process, and taken into the consideration when preparing the statistical metadata system (SMS) vision and global architecture, and when implementing the SMS. The principles can be presented in the following groups:
i. Statistical Business Process Model: Manage metadata with a focus on the overall statistical business process model.
i. Registration: Ensure the registration process (workflow) associated with each metadata element is well documented so there is clear identification of ownership, approval status, date of operation, etc.
Relationship to Statistical Cycle / Processes
i. Integrity: Make metadata-related work an integral part of business processes across the organization.
i. Identify users: Ensure that users are clearly identified for all metadata processes, and that all metadata capturing will create value for them.
VII. Other Uses of the GSBPM
12. Measuring system performance - Related to the point above on costs, the GSBPM can also be used to identify components that are not performing efficiently, that are duplicating each other unnecessarily, or that require replacing. Similarly it can identify gaps for which new components should be developed.
Annex - Glossary of Terms
11. See: http://www.unece.org/stats/cmf/PartA.html
13. As proposed in the report of the MSIS Task Force on Software Sharing: http://www.unece.org/stats/documents/ece/ces/ge.50/2008/crp.2.e.doc
14. See: http://sdmx.org/index.php?page_id=38, 2009 version