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Dissemination

• The Department of Statistics website including the databases and dissemination applications have been reviewed and restructured in 2011 in accordance with the anticipated changes in data collection methods. The new relational database, named ILOSTAT (www.ilo.org/ilostat), is interactive, user-friendly and offers up-to-date information on decent work statistics. It was launched publicly in December 2012, and includes yearly data for 2009 and 2010.  Historical data and metadata are still available on the ILO’s previous statistical Website LABORSTA (http://laborsta.ilo.org) and gradually will be migrated into ILOSTAT during first quarter 2013.  ILOSTAT gives users access to a broad range of data and makes it possible to view and download information free of charge. The associated national meta-information for each series is also available on-line on the Web site. The website is trilingual in English, French and Spanish, and it will continue to be maintained and developed in these three languages. • LABORSTA was maintained and updated on a weekly basis up through the end of the 2012. Although the site remains available, it is no longer being maintained or updated.

• In line with the collection of new statistical material, the entire program of dissemination through printed publications and CD-ROMs will be revised and enhanced. The main dissemination tool will be the Department's new data dissemination website, which will be updated weekly.

• Short Term Indicators database, launched during 2010 comprising monthly and quarterly information from about 100 countries and territories, will be fully integrated to the new ILOSTAT database in first quarter 2013.

• The collection and dissemination of data through SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange) will be implemented in 2013 as to give users and data providers the possibility of interchanging data electronically.