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Statistics Sweden has been active in the metadata field for a long time and has developed several metadata systems and templates that contain a lot of metadata. A metadata model for covering the whole production process was created in the late 80's and early 90's (SCBDOK). In 2007 Statistics Sweden introduced a major reorganization program and a new organization following the "Lotta"-project. The new way of working is process oriented production with an overall strategy that focuses on customers, efficiency and standardisation. There is however no separate strategy for the metadata management area. Metadata is handled by several organisational bodies within statistics Sweden. Classifications and documentation is by an area in the process department. Process managers are responsible for metadata related to their processes, the communication department is responsible for metadata related to publication in the statistical databases. The Research and development department is responsible for developing the business architecture and itsĀ encompassing metadata. The long term goal is to have common metadata for the whole organisation and that the golden rule of metadata, that it should be collected when it is created is incorporated in the production system in the future.

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