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Page: 0. Organisation structure (Germany)
Official statistics in Germany is characterised by a decentralised political system that divides the functions of government between the central government and 16 regional (Länder) governments. As a result, each region (Land) may have a statistical office
Page: 1. Introduction
{scrollbar} Statistical metadata systems play a fundamental role in statistical organizations. Such systems comprise the people, processes and technology used to manage statistical metadata. This publication provides guidance to senior managers in underst
Page: 1. Introduction
1.1      Background Statistical metadata systems (SMS) should serve statistical organizations as tools for the efficient management and performance of statistical information systems. Globalization has brought several issues in statistical production to g
Page: 1. Introduction (Albania)
1.1 Metadata strategy One of the main priorities in five years strategic plan named Official Statistical Program; (PSZ 2007-2011) was implementation of metadata in statistics. The main purpose was to inform users of statistical data about:   which statist
Page: 1. Introduction (Albanian Institute of Statistics)
Page: 1. Introduction (Australia)
Next section Preface to most recent update (2011.1) The previous major update to this case study occurred in the first half of 2009. As recorded in the document entitled A Brief History of Metadata (in the ABS) (referenced simply as BHM hereafter), which
Page: 1. Introduction (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Page: 1. Introduction (Austria)
Metadata strategy  History At Statistics Austria the development of cross-domain metadata systems already began in the early 1970s, with the statistical output database ISIS (Integrated Statistical Information System) which is still in use (see section 2.
Page: 1. Introduction (Canada)
1.1 Metadata strategy One of the primary objectives of the Integrated Metadatabase (IMDB) is to inform users on concepts, methodologies and data accuracy. The IMDB provides the metadata to support the statistical products released by Statistics Canada's D
Page: 1. Introduction (Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia)
Page: 1. Introduction (Croatia)
Next section 1.1 Metadata Strategy There were three principal reasons to implement metadata in the Croatian Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS): to standardize definitions across all statistical activities to move the production of statistics closer to th
Page: 1. Introduction (Czech Republic)
1.1. Metadata strategy A redesign of the Statistical Information System (SIS) was launched in the CZSO in 2004. The project has been centrally managed and monitored by the top management of the CZSO. The first important step was design of a new SIS archit
Page: 1. Introduction (Czech Statistical Office)
Page: 1. Introduction (Finland)
Next section 1.1 Metadata strategy Statistics Finland has not laid down a specific metadata strategy, but a policy definition on the development of a centralised statistical metadata system is included in the agency’s ICT strategy. Statistics Finland inte
Page: 1. Introduction (German Federal Statistical Office)
Page: 1. Introduction (Germany)
1.1 Metadata Strategy Metadata management has been an issue in the statistical system in Germany for many years. Maybe typical for a federal system, solutions have been found and implemented in isolated areas but they have not been coordinated through a c
Page: 1. Introduction (Latvia)
1.1 Metadata strategy The common strategy of CSB is available at link: http://www.csb.gov.lv/csp/content/?cat=4417 In 1992 the Latvian government launched, with the assistance of the Commission of the European Communities, a programme to innovate the Cent
Page: 1. Introduction (Netherlands)
1.1 Metadata strategy Within the framework of the new business architecture (BA) data and metadata should be stored once and reused as much as possible. The aim is to provide for an office-wide service for the storage and the retrieval of data and metadat
Page: 1. Introduction (New Zealand)
Next Section Like many National Statistical Offices around the world, Statistics New Zealand faces a number of 'external' and 'internal' challenges in the years ahead. 'External' challenges include: the need to minimise respondent burden, improve timeline
Page: 1. Introduction (Norway)
Next section 1.1 Metadata Strategy Statistics Norway has in the course of time developed many different metadata systems. This led to the same information being stored several times in several places making the availability of updated and consistent infor
Page: 1. Introduction (Portugal)
Next section 1.1 Metadata Strategy The National Statistical System The National Statistical System (NSS) consists of: The Statistical Council (SC); The National Statistical Institute - Statistics Portugal (SP). The Statistical Council (SC) is the state bo
Page: 1. Introduction (Slovenia)
1.1 Metadata strategy General strategy: Where standards, identifiers, procedures and tools are developed, their use is mandatory within the office.  SORS corporate metadata strategy was not published as a single document. However, the authors would like t
Page: 1. Introduction (South Africa)
High-Level Organisational Structure   Number of Staff: ± 2,000  Figure 1: Stats SA Organization Chart The Data Management and Information Delivery (DMID) project (magenta shaded box) is located within the Data Management and Technology Division (DMT) The
Page: 1. Introduction (State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan)
Page: 1. Introduction (Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia)
Page: 1. Introduction (Statistics Austria)
Page: 1. Introduction (Statistics Canada)
Page: 1. Introduction (Statistics Croatia)
Page: 1. Introduction (Statistics Finland)
Page: 1. Introduction (Statistics Netherlands)
Page: 1. Introduction (Statistics New Zealand)
Page: 1. Introduction (Statistics Norway)
Page: 1. Introduction (Statistics Portugal)
Page: 1. Introduction (Statistics South Africa)
Page: 1. Introduction (Statistics Sweden)
Page: 1. Introduction (Sweden)
Organisation Metadata strategy 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
Page: 1. Introduction (UNIDO)
Organization Details 1. UNIDO was set up in 1966 and became a specialized agency of the United Nations in 1985. As part of the United Nations common system, UNIDO has responsibility for promoting industrialization throughout the developing world, in coope
Page: 1. Introduction (United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO))
Page: 10. References
{scrollbar} ABS, Strategy for End-to-End Management of ABS Metadata, (2003) AMRADS, EU project, Final Report of the Working Group on Metadata, (2003) Booleman, M, Statistics Netherlands, The Dutch Metadata Model, (2004) Cluster of Systems of Metadata for
Page: 2. The role of a statistical metadata system
{scrollbar} What is a statistical metadata system? Metadata can be defined as "data that define and describe other data" whereas statistical metadata are "data about statistical data, and comprise data and other documentation that describe objects in a fo
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (Albanian Institute of Statistics)
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia)
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (Czech Statistical Office)
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (German Federal Statistical Office)
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan)
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia)
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (Statistics Austria)
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (Statistics Canada)
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (Statistics Croatia)
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (Statistics Finland)
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (Statistics Netherlands)
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (Statistics New Zealand)
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (Statistics Norway)
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (Statistics Portugal)
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (Statistics South Africa)
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (Statistics Sweden)
Page: 2. Modelling the Information and Processes of a Statistical Organization (United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO))
Page: 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process (Albania)
2.1 Statistical business process model 2.2 Current system(s) 2.3 Costs and Benefits 2.4 Implementation strategy The project is implemented with a step-wise approach. The first phase of project served as a preparatory phase. A business structure survey was
Page: 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process (Australia)
Next section 2.1 Statistical business process Since GSBPM (Generic Statistical Business Process Model) reached full maturity with the release of V4.0 agreed in April 2009 it has been regarded as the preferred reference model for the statistical business p
Page: 2. Statistical Metadata Systems and the Statistical Business Process (Canada)
2.1 Statistical business process Figure 1 shows where the metadata in the IMDB supports the statistical business process. While the metadata layer extends across all of the phases of the statistical business process, metadata in the IMDB currently support
Page: 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process (Croatia)
Next section 2.1 Statistical business process The majority of CBS´s statistical surveys are processed in following steps:   Planning all activities Survey design and description Data capture and file transfer Validity checking against preset rules and pro
Page: 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process (Czech Republic)
2.1 Statistical survey life cycle SMS is an integral part of SIS. The main goal of the SMS is to support the statistical business process (collection, production and dissemination of statistical information). The following scheme demonstrates the structur
Page: 2. Statistical Metadata Systems and the Statistical Business Process (Finland)
Next section 2.1 Statistical business process model Statistics Finland has adopted a process model based on the GSBPM. We also aim to develop our model according to the lines adopted in GSBPM development. In our model however, we have come up with a solut
Page: 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process (Germany)
2.1 Statistical business process model There are several business models in use in Destatis and the Verbund. The first is a Destatis business process model prepared by the administration department (fig.1). It highlights supporting and management function
Page: 2. Statistical Metadata Systems and the Statistical Business Process (Latvia)
2.1 Statistical business process model The Statistical Business Process Model of CSB, presented in Scheme 2 (SBPM of CSB) defines the business processes needed to produce official statistics at CSB (for the description of quality assessment of processes a
Page: 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process (Netherlands)
2.1 Statistical business process model The BA principles:   A strict distinction is made between the data that are actually processed and the metadata that describe   the definitions, the quality and the process activities   No regular production takes pl
Page: 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process (New Zealand)
Next Section 2.1 Statistical business process Statistics New Zealand's business process model is illustrated here. Extensive consultation was undertaken across the organisation to develop the generic Business Process Model (gBPM), including many business
Page: 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process (Norway)
Next section 2.1 Statistical survey life cycle Our statistical life cycle model is based on the work done by Statistics New Zealand, by Statistics Sweden and by METIS. The phases we are currently using are as follows: 1. Specify Needs, 2. Design, 3. Build
Page: 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process (Portugal)
Next section 2.1 Statistical business process The life cycle of primary statistical operations is the subject of the Statistical Production Procedures Handbook (in the approval stage), as shown in Figure 2. The processes are divided into sub-processes and
Page: 2. Statistical Metadata Systems and the Statistical Business Process (Slovenia)
2.1 Statistical business process model SORS is one of the offices that are (was) studying processes carefully. Looking back it now, it seems that idea was on the table already in 2002. Top management started to talk about "pillars" of official statistics;
Page: 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process (South Africa)
The essence of Stats SA's meta-information system is captured by how the organisation uses the metadata. Metadata is used internal to the organisation to enable statistical production processes. This means that metadata is used during various stages of st
Page: 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process (Sweden)
2.1 Statistical business process model The Swedish business process model is based on the New Zealand model. It is therefore also very closely related to the METIS model with the exception of archive on the process level. It contains 9 processes. 1. Speci
Page: 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process (UNIDO)
13. Statistical activity of UNIDO started with establishment of Industrial Statistics database in 1977 to meet the internal needs of the organization for an accurate assessment of structure and growth of industrial sector. In terms of the external data so
Page: 2. Statistical Metadata Systems and the Statistical Business Process Page (Austria)
2.1 Statistical business process model Within the framework of the STAT+ project, a model of the statistical life cycle (called the "4-layer-model" because of the four data systems it defines) was elaborated at Statistics Austria in 2002. The model distin
Page: 3. Users of the statistical metadata system
{scrollbar} A primary challenge for the SMS is to cope with the requirements of diverse groups of metadata users. The use of evolving information and communication technologies has resulted in more users of statistics and a diversification of needs. Effor
Page: 3. Metadata in each phase of the statistical business process (Australia)
Next section 3.1 Metadata Classification The ABS doesn't have a formal "taxonomy" of metadata. One was proposed early in development of the 2003 metadata strategy but it wasn't included in the final document. It was found that discussions about how to "cl
Page: 3. Metadata in each phase of the statistical business process (Croatia)
Next section 3.1 Metadata Classification Croatian Bureau of Statistics developed its own metadata model called CROMETA based on Reference ModelTM from the MetaNet project of Eurostat. It includes also some specific metadata from CBS and has nine groups or
Page: 3. Metadata in each phase of the statistical business process (Czech Republic)
3.1 Metadata Classification Statistical metadata include content oriented and technological metadata. Both groups are needed for design, implementation and running of STs.   Content oriented metadata are presented in the following groups: 1. Metadata on s
Page: 3. Metadata in each phase of the statistical business process (Germany)
3.1 Metadata Classification The RDC-metadata system uses a classification that distinguishes between semantic, technical and administrative metadata. Semantic metadata include definitions of variables and other definitions as well as all kinds of methodol
Page: 3. Metadata in each phase of the statistical business process (Netherlands)
3.1 Metadata Classification Metadata is classified according three criteria. The first criterion is when it is developed. Ex ante metadata is developed during the first three phases of the Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM): Specify needs,
Page: 3. Metadata in each phase of the statistical business process (New Zealand)
Next Section 3.1 Metadata Classification The MetaNet Reference ModelTM (Version 2) categorises types of metadata in the following way: Conceptual Metadata describes the basic idea (concept) behind the metadata object e.g. conceptual data elements, classif
Page: 3. Metadata in each phase of the statistical business process (Norway)
Next section 3.1 Metadata Classification The only metadata classification we have needed in-house so far is the distinction between conceptual and contextual metadata. This probably reflects the fact that we are only just beginning to try to integrate the
Page: 3. Metadata in each phase of the statistical business process (Portugal)
Next section 3.1 Metadata Classification One way of regarding the role that metadata can play is to identify their function in the different statistical processes and respective tasks: Statistical metadata functions: Contextualising data and supporting th
Page: 3. Metadata in each phase of the statistical business process (South Africa)
  Metadata are used and/or produced in each phase of the statistical value chain. This strong link between the between the SVC and metadata informs all the development of the metadata subsystem. Stats SA's Statistical Value Chain Statistics South Africa's
Page: 3. Metadata in each phase of the statistical business process (UNIDO)
25. The metadata is classified according to their usage and their role in the statistical production process. The main types of metadata according to this criteria are as follows: Definitional metadata - The definitional metadata refer to metadata that ac
Page: 3. Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process page (Austria)
3.1 Metadata Classification Statistics Austria has no "official" classification of metadata. But during the conceptual work for BASIS 2000+, STAT+ and the integrated metadata system IMS a multidimensional approach - similar to Bo Sundgren's proposal in wo
Page: 3. Statistical metadata in each phase of the statistical business process (Albania)
3.1 Metadata Classification 3.2 Metadata used/created at each phase 3.3 Metadata relevant to other business processes
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (Albanian Institute of Statistics)
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Page: 3. Statistical metadata in each phase of the statistical business process (Canada)
3.1 Metadata classification At the heart of any survey or statistical program, and throughout their lifecycle, are the concepts and variables one wants to measure.  To promote coherence, these concepts and variables have to be standardized, as well as the
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia)
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (Czech Statistical Office)
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in Each Phase of the Statistical Business Process (Finland)
Next section 3.1 Metadata Classification 1) Statistical metadata. Statistical metadata consist of : - descriptions and definitions of statistical data and variables - classifications - variable formulas and unit of measurement 2) Statistical data quality.
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (German Federal Statistical Office)
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in Each Phase of the Statistical Business Process (Latvia)
3.1 Metadata Classification The CSB of Latvia doesn't have a formal classification of metadata. However it could be classified as follows (5 groups): 1. Dissemination metadata - all metadata is foreseen for end users, such as classification, data interpre
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (Slovenia)
3.1 Metadata Classification not elaborated 3.2 Metadata used/created at each phase not elaborated 3.3 Metadata relevant to other business processes MFERAC a uniform computerised accountancy system for the implementation of the state budget. SPIS SPIS (off
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan)
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia)
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (Statistics Austria)
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (Statistics Canada)
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (Statistics Croatia)
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (Statistics Finland)
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (Statistics Netherlands)
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (Statistics New Zealand)
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (Statistics Norway)
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (Statistics Portugal)
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (Statistics South Africa)
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (Statistics Sweden)
Page: 3. Statistical metadata in each phase of the statistical business process (Sweden)
3.1 Metadata Classification Statistics Sweden does not use any metadata classification other than the distinction between reference metadata and formalized metadata. The reference metadata are used for descriptions of the production process and for the pu
Page: 3. Statistical Metadata in each phase of the Statistical Business Process (United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO))
Page: 4. Benefits for users
{scrollbar} An effective SMS can provide the following benefits to all users of statistical metadata: Better quality statistical information; Improved interpretability of statistics; Improved quality of metadata; Better discovery, retrieval and exchange o
Page: 4. Statistical Metadata Systems (Albanian Institute of Statistics)
Page: 4. Statistical Metadata Systems (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Page: 4. Statistical Metadata Systems (Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia)
Page: 4. Statistical Metadata Systems (Czech Statistical Office)
Page: 4. Statistical Metadata Systems (German Federal Statistical Office)
Page: 4. Statistical Metadata Systems (State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan)
Page: 4. Statistical Metadata Systems (Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia)
Page: 4. Statistical Metadata Systems (Statistics Austria)
Page: 4. Statistical Metadata Systems (Statistics Canada)
Page: 4. Statistical Metadata Systems (Statistics Croatia)
Page: 4. Statistical Metadata Systems (Statistics Finland)
Page: 4. Statistical Metadata Systems (Statistics Netherlands)
Page: 4. Statistical Metadata Systems (Statistics New Zealand)
Page: 4. Statistical Metadata Systems (Statistics Norway)
Page: 4. Statistical Metadata Systems (Statistics Portugal)
Page: 4. Statistical Metadata Systems (Statistics Sweden)
Page: 4. Statistical Metadata Systems (United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO))
Page: 4. System and design issues (Albania)
4.1 IT Architecture The physical database model for the Central MetaData Repository is built on MetaPlus from Statistics Sweden. The MetaPlus model have been adjusted to meet the needs for INSTAT. This will mainly be done by merging the adjusted MetaPlus
Page: 4. System and design issues (Australia)
Next section 4.1 IT Architecture ABS Enterprise Architecture harnesses The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) which recognises domains of business, data, applications and technology architecture. In describing "IT Architecture" below, reference is
Page: 4. System and design issues (Austria)
4.1 IT Architecture One of the cornerstones of Statistics Austria's IT strategy is the use of the database DB2 on the mainframe computer. Web applications run on Linux servers (which are logical partitions of the mainframe). Server programs are developed
Page: 4. System and design issues (Canada)
4.1 IT architecture The IMDB project was initiated in 1998. The ANSI X3.285 Metamodel for the Management of Shareable Data and U.S. Bureau of Census's Corporate Metadata Repository (CMR)[1] model were chosen as the basis for the data model design. The ANS
Page: 4. System and design issues (Croatia)
Next section 4.1 IT Architecture CROMETA METADATA SERVER   CROMETA Metadata Server is a comprehensive solution that covers all aspects of a modern metadata repository. The server is not designed for methodologists, statisticians nor systems developers sol
Page: 4. System and design issues (Czech Republic)
  4.1 IT Architecture IT architecture of SMS is an integral part of IT architecture of SIS. The SMS is a necessary precondition for all statistical data warehouse operations. Data warehouse will finally become the only place to store all statistical data
Page: 4. System and Design Issues (Finland)
Next section 4.1 IT Architecture Statistics Finland's common metadata system is implemented according to the principles of service-based architecture. Services meeting the needs of different user groups and client systems have a key role in the service-ba
Page: 4. System and design issues (Germany)
4.1 IT Architecture Given that the Verbund - explicitly and implicitly - follows a step by step approach, no single, all-encompassing metadata system exists or will exist in the future. Instead the metadata architecture will consist of different independe
Page: 4. System and Design Issues (Latvia)
4.1 IT Architecture Before development and implementation of the system classic Stove Pipe data processing approach with all appropriate technical incompatibilities existed as a consequence of the wide range of technology solutions that were in use. As th
Page: 4. System and design issues (Netherlands)
4.1 IT Architecture 4.2 Metadata Management Tools Data and metadata is stored with the help of Documentum, except for classifications and code lists: they are stored with the help of the Classification Server (a tailor made tool). Technical facilities gua
Page: 4. System and design issues (New Zealand)
Next Section 4.1 IT Architecture The introduction of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) into Statistics NZ was the culmination of researching industry trends and evaluating those trends against the new technical challenges that were arising in response t
Page: 4. System and design issues (Norway)
Next section 4.1 IT Architecture Statistics Norway's technical solutions shall be built mainly upon the principles of service-oriented architecture. Guidelines on this are presented in Norway's eGovernment plan. All solutions for external users and most s
Page: 4. System and design issues (Portugal)
Next section 4.1 IT Architecture Each subsystem in the integrated metadata system has a similar architecture: a database, two Web applications (one for consultation and the other for management) and a view that provides metadata to be reused by other syst
Page: 4. System and design issues (Slovenia)
4.1 IT Architecture SORS is a user-oriented organisation which is organised with an emphasis on processes and the quality and protection of data provided by reporting units. Information technology (IT) must follow the mission, vision and values of SORS, a
Page: 4. System and design issues (South Africa)
The design of the system will conform to Stats SA's Enterprise architecture. One of the main components of this enterprise architecture is the IT architecture. The software architecture of all the applications developed in the ESDMF is dictated by the IT
Page: 4. System and design issues (Sweden)
4.1 IT Architecture   The IT architecture at Statistics Sweden aims at maintaining a comprehensive Swedish statistics system. It should be focusing on: Consistency, structured and well documented data warehouse(s) Use registers when possible Minimize dupl
Page: 4. System and design issues (UNIDO)
44. The overall structure of the Integrated Statistical Development Environment is presented in Figure 2. The system utilizes a 3-tier architecture build on .Net technology. The data and metadata are stored in centralized database, and the user interacts
Page: 5. Vision, strategy and implementation
{scrollbar} The focus of this section is on the preparation of a corporate SMS vision, related planning and on the major characteristics of a metadata management framework and management strategy. SMS vision The vision should clearly state the goals or ai
Page: 5. Organizational and Workplace Culture Issues (Latvia)
5.1 Overview of roles and responsibilities There are several organizational units involved in development and maintenance of metainformation systems. The information with regard to the roles and responsibilities of the staff is available in Annual Report
Page: 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues (Albania)
5.1 Overview of roles and responsibilities Subject matter statisticians responsible for the content and for documenting the statistical activities in SCBDOC template IT developers responsible for system architects, web designing and database management Me
Page: 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues (Australia)
Next section 5.1 Overview of roles and responsibilities Initiation of IMTP in February 2010 led to significant adjustment of roles and responsibilities within the ABS. The 2003 metadata management strategy had stated that, in terms of governance Metadata
Page: 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues (Austria)
5.1 Overview of roles and responsibilities Statistical projects are planned and compiled in four subject matter divisions. The survey manager is responsible to compile a standard-documentation. When electronic questionnaires are used for raw data collecti
Page: 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues (Canada)
5.1 Overview of roles and responsibilities The Integrated Metadatabase (IMDB) is Statistics Canada's corporate metadatabase initially put in place to allow proper interpretability of the data released to public. The development and maintenance of the IMDB
Page: 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues (Croatia)
Next section 5.1 Overview of roles and responsibilities In CBS there are 25 subject-matter departments with statisticians responsible for respective statistical surveys. They manage statistical surveys according the periodicity and they are responsible fo
Page: 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues (Czech Republic)
  5.1 Overview of roles and responsibilities The organisation model of SMS project management must be presented in the context of the model of SIS Redesign management. Organisation structure of SMS is composed of the Project Steering Committee (PSC), Task
Page: 5. Organizational and Workplace Culture Issues (Finland)
Next section  5.1 Overview of roles and responsibilities A high-level organisation structure map on the Statistics Finland website: http://tilastokeskus.fi/org/tilastokeskus/organisaatio_en.html In connection with Statistics Finland's organisational chang
Page: 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues (Germany)
5.1 Overview of roles and responsibilities A central metadata unit has been established. Currently the central metadata unit works on the coordination of the different parts in the organisation(s) that deal with metadata. Metadata used by Destatis' output
Page: 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues (Netherlands)
5.1 Overview of roles and responsibilities Apart from the general default roles that Documentum provides (such as Author and Owner) DSC distinguishes Metadata Administrator (responsible for, e.g., the maintenance of office-wide metadata standards, such as
Page: 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues (New Zealand)
Next Section 5.1 Overview of metadata audiences and use of metadata To ensure that metadata is relevant and useful a high level analysis of the audiences of the metadata environment has been completed.  The audiences have also been identified using severa
Page: 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues (Norway)
Next section 5.1 Overview of roles and responsibilities Subject matter statistician, survey manager, metadata manager, senior advisers in standards, IT developers, system architects, solution architects and web designers are all important roles in metadat
Page: 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues (Portugal)
Next section 5.1 Overview of roles and responsibilities The metadata system user profiles that interact with the life cycle of surveys are as follows: Metadata system manager This job has thus far been done by the metadata system manager, whose duties are
Page: 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues (Slovenia)
5.1 Overview of roles and responsibilities Component Responsible SORS unit Classification server General methodology and standards Registry of surveys, survey instances, working plan General methodology and standards Annual programme of statistical survey
Page: 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues (South Africa)
Roles in metadata/statistical lifecycle management In order to understand the user requirements, we engaged the survey divisions as pilot groups. We involved them in verifying our understanding of the requirements, which was used to design and implement t
Page: 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues (Sweden)
5.1 Overview of roles and responsibilities  Statistics Sweden has decentralized responsibility for registering metadata except for the statistical databases for which registering metadata is centralized. Guidelines and follow-up There is a general directo
Page: 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues (UNIDO)
51. No specialized metadata roles are necessary, since the processing of the metadata is tightly coupled with the processing of that data and the responsibilities are organized by country, i.e. each statistical staff member is responsible for a given numb
Page: 5. System and design issues (Albanian Institute of Statistics)
Page: 5. System and design issues (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Page: 5. System and design issues (Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia)
Page: 5. System and design issues (Czech Statistical Office)
Page: 5. System and design issues (German Federal Statistical Office)
Page: 5. System and design issues (State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan)
Page: 5. System and design issues (Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia)
Page: 5. System and design issues (Statistics Austria)
Page: 5. System and design issues (Statistics Canada)
Page: 5. System and design issues (Statistics Croatia)
Page: 5. System and design issues (Statistics Finland)
Page: 5. System and design issues (Statistics Netherlands)
Page: 5. System and design issues (Statistics New Zealand)
Page: 5. System and design issues (Statistics Norway)
Page: 5. System and design issues (Statistics Portugal)
Page: 5. System and design issues (Statistics South Africa)
Page: 5. System and design issues (Statistics Sweden)
Page: 6. Core principles for metadata management
{scrollbar} This section focuses on the management of statistical metadata in the SMS framework. It presents the principles to be taken into the consideration when preparing the SMS vision, global architecture and when implementing the SMS. The principles
Page: 6. Attachments and links (UNIDO)
1. Erwin-full.pdf: Data Model of INDSTAT database 2. Malaysia.xls - An example of filled-in Questionnaire in English (2007) 3. Madagascar.xls - An example of filled-in Questionnaire in French (2007) 4. Puerto Rico.xls - An example of filled-in Questionnai
Page: 6. Lessons learned (Albania)
Page: 6. Lessons learned (Australia)
6.1 Lessons Learned While technology is a vital enabler, metadata management should be driven, governed and presented as primarily a business issue rather than a technical issue. This requires proponents of metadata management focus first on business outc
Page: 6. Lessons learned (Austria)
6.1 It is not a new discovery that the subject of statistical metadata is an extremely complex one. Even now, almost three and a half decades after Bo Sundgren first used the term, different individuals may still mean quite different things or place empha
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The progress made during the variable documentation phase, as well as with the methodology and data accuracy documentation phase, leads us to conclude that it is more efficient to start documenting the metadata right at the outset of any new survey design
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Next section Lessons learned The most important questions are still unanswered since the central metadata management system is not deployed yet. The complete ISIS information system in general and CROMETA system in particular will force big changes upon t
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6.1 Some most important experiences and conclusions from our practice: SMS strategy in terms of contents and methodology must be fully in the responsibility of the statistical office, SMS design and implementation should be organized in the multidisciplin
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Next section 6.1 A metadata system complying with the uniform architecture is not just a technological renewal, but its implementation will require change in work procedures, responsibilities and organisation of tasks. The change in work procedures above
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Metadata management is a communication challenge. We found two issues were particularly difficult to communicate: Metadata management is tricky. Statistical data is inherently volatile. For any given data, an endless number of transformations are possible
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The list mentioned below provides key points of "lessons learned" from planning developing and maintaining metadata management system:   Design of the new information system should be based on the results of deep analysis of the statistical processes and
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6.1 Small projects that deliver in short cycles; Use of external off-the-shelf software is possible without too much adjustments in specs; Keep in control of outsourced development activities; It is a challenge to formulate a convincing business case for
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Next Section 1. Apart from 'basic' principles, metadata principles are quite difficult. To get a good understanding of and this makes communication of them even harder. As it is extremely important to have organisational buy-in, the communication of the o
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Next section Lessons learned Top management support is essential. Make a metadata strategy. It is important that we can refer to formal documents like the metadata- and IT-strategy (which has been approved by the board of directors) in our metadata work.
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Back to table of contents (Portugal) Lessons learned We have certainly learned some lessons from the implementation of the integrated metadata system, which has been more systematic in the last six years, some because we have seen that our options have ha
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1. Participation in pilot projects enables less experienced employees to gain the experience necessary for independent work. Due to the similarity of the statistical process, it is very important for the IT personnel in SORS to gain experience from other
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6. Attachments & Links Documents to be attached: Survey Metadata Standard Template (Survey Metadata Capturing Tool_v0.10.doc) Flow Chart (Flowchart4(4).vsd) Web page of the Metadata Capture Tool in MHT format (Summary of Survey Metadata Record.mht) SASQAF
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When building metadata systems: Involve different types users at an early stage, we used different groups for: Methodologists Subject matter statisticians System developers Make it a content, not an IT -driven project Make simple prototypes as early as po
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Page: 7. Corporate governance models for metadata management
{scrollbar} General considerations It is not sensible to prescribe an ideal model for corporate governance of metadata. Every statistical organization works under different legislation, organizational arrangements, organization culture, business rules and
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"IMS (Integrated Metadata System) - An Architecture for an Expandable Metadata Repository to Support the Statistical Life Cycle" (working paper 5 of the 2007 METIS workshop): http://www.unece.org/stats/documents/ece/ces/ge.40/2007/wp.5.e.pdf   "e-Quest: A
Page: 7. Attachments and Links (Finland)
7.1  Introduction to Statistics Finland’s strategy, finances and operating environment: http://tilastokeskus.fi/org/index_en.html
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Handbook on Design And Implementation Of Business Surveys. Edited by Ad Willeboordse. October 1997; Guidelines for the modeling of statistical data and metadata. UNITED NATIONS. Conference of European statisticians. Methodological material. Geneva, 1995;
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7.1 Talling Gelsema, Considerations for the design of the data service centre metadata model, November 2009.
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Annex 1: Organisation scheme (SORS) Annex 2: Process model (SORS) Annex 3: Functional scheme with sub processes covered in the ISIS (SORS) Annex 4: TQMStrategy 2006 (SORS) Annex 5: Quality of statistics with links (SORS) Annex 6: SORS PRIORITIES 2009 (SOR
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MetaPlus online https://www.h2.scb.se/metadata/Default.aspx?amne=AM The classification data base https://www.h2.scb.se/metadata/klassdb.aspx The statistical database http://www.ssd.scb.se/databaser/makro/start.asp?lang=2
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Page: 7. Summary of attachments and links (Croatia)
7.1 Attachments 7.2 Links Type your links here.
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Back to table of contents 7.1 Attachments 7.2 Links Type your links here.
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Back to Statistics Norway table of contents 7.1 Attachments 7.2 Links Home page for Statistics Norway www.ssb.no Organisational structure http://www.ssb.no/english/about_ssb/organisationmap/ Strategy documents http://www.ssb.no/english/about_ssb/strategy/
Page: 8. Case studies and experiences
{scrollbar} Case studies about current metadata management systems and processes are being collected from statistical offices for publishing within the Common Metadata Framework Part D. They are published and maintained using wiki software that allows sta
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Page: 9. Glossary of terms and abbreviations
{scrollbar} Corporate metadata repository A database system that stores metadata records for an organization or group of organizations. Metadata Data that define and describe other data. Statistical metadata are defined as data about statistical data, and

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Page: A Brief History of Metadata (in the ABS)
Introduction The following document charts the historical arc of metadata management strategies and developments pursued by the ABS, particularly over the past two decades, culminating in the strategy for transformation of statistical information manageme
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The ABS Information Management Transformation Program: A statistical metadata perspective Introduction This document provides a brief introduction to the Information Management Transformation Program (IMTP) which is currently being undertaken by the Austr
Page: ABS MRR PoC Demonstration
The recordings accessible via this page are working materials.  ABS intends to make an improved set of recordings of the PoC available (possibly via YouTube) in future.  At that time the links on this page will be redirected to those recordings. As an int
Page: Agenda for SDMX DDI Dialogue 2011.05.02
Dear colleagues, I am sending this message to those who have already participated in the dialogue, expressed an interest to join, or have been proposed by others. The third session of the informal SDMX / DDI Dialogue is scheduled to take place next Monday
Page: Albanian Institute of Statistics
Page: Albanian Institute of Statistics (Archived)
Organization Name Institute of Statistics, Republic of Albania Total number of staff The total number of staff is 169: 97 workers in Headquarter office and 74 workers in regional offices (in county level). Organization structure Contact Person for metadat
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Page: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Page: Australian Bureau of Statistics (Archived)
Organization Name Australian Bureau of Statistics Website http://www.abs.gov.au Organization Chart ABS Organisation Chart as at June 2011.pdf Total number of staff 3400 (approx) 47% in Central Office (Canberra) 53% across 8 state/territory offices  Contac

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Name and version: Best Practices in Designing Websites for Dissemination of Statistics (United Nations and Economic Commission for Europe, Conference of European Statisticians, Methodological Material) Alternative name: Best Practices in Designing Website
Page: Business case for applying DDI & SDMX
Initial (incomplete) draft An initial draft is now available Subsection 4.4 and Section 5 are incomplete in the initial draft, although the document broadly identifies the planned content in both cases. The draft is too lengthy at the moment. Once partici

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Page: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (Archived)
Organization name Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) http://www.csb.gov.lv/ Total number of staff The total number of employees in 2010 is 573. (At the beginning of 2009 there were 601 employess. 23% of all employees work in the regional structura
Page: Common Warehouse Metamodel - ISO IEC 19504
Name and version: Common Warehouse Metamodel Alternative name: CWM Valid: From March 2004 Description: Specification for the metadata in support of exchange of data between tools. Intended use:  As a means for recording the metadata to achieve data exchan
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Australian Bureau of Statistics 1. Introduction 1. Introduction (Australia) 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process (Australia) 3. Metadata in each phase of
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Statistics Croatia 1. Introduction 1. Introduction (Croatia) 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process (Croatia) 3. Metadata in each phase of the statistical b
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1. Introduction 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process 3. Metadata in each phase of the statistical business process 4. System and design issues 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues 6. Lessons learned
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1. Introduction 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process 3. Metadata in each phase of the statistical business process 4. System and design issues 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues 6. Lessons learned
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1. Introduction (Norway) 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process (Norway) 3. Metadata in each phase of the statistical business process (Norway) 4. System and design issues (Norway) 5. Organizational and workplace culture issu
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1. Introduction 2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process 3. Metadata in each phase of the statistical business process 4. System and design issues 5. Organizational and workplace culture issues 6. Lessons learned
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Organization Name Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (SORS) Ljubljana, Vozarski pot 12 SI- 1000 Ljubljana  SLOVENIA Total number of staff Situation at SORS end February 2009: there are 386 employees. 198 of them have graduate or post-graduate
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Common Metadata Framework Part A: Statistical Metadata in a Corporate Context Foreword 1. Introduction 2. The role of a statistical metadata system 3. Users of the statistical metadata system 4. Benefits for users 5. Vision, strategy and implementation 6.
Page: Core Group
Members Franck Cotton, INSEE Dan Gillman, US Bureau of Labor Statistics Arofan Gregory, Metadata Technology Alistair Hamilton, ABS Thérèse Lalor, ABS Juan Muñoz Lopez, INEGI Achim Wackerow, GESIS Adam Wronski, Eurostat Steven Vale, UNECE Notes of Meetings
Page: Corporate Metadata Repository - CMR
Name and version: Corporate Metadata Repository Model Alternative name: CMR Valid: From 1998 Description: This is a statistical metadata model that integrates a develpomental version of edition 2 of ISO/IEC 11179 and a business data model derivable from t
Page: CRISTAL Model
Name and version: Cristal Alternative name: Valid: From January 2009 Description: Generic model for complex structuring and restructuring of hierarchical classification structures and classification code systems. The classification objects such as categor
Page: Czech Statistical Office
Page: Czech Statistical Office (Archived)
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Page: Data and Metadata Reporting and Presentation Handbook
Name and version: Data and Metadata Reporting and Presentation Handbook (OECD) Alternative name: none Valid:  From February 2007 Description:  The Data and Metadata Reporting and Presentation Handbook provides a comprehensive reference set of internationa
Page: Data Documentation Initiative - DDI
Name and version: Data Documentation Initiative (DDI), version 3.1 Alternative name: [none] Valid: From October 2009 (version 3.1) Description: The Data Documentation Initiative is a standard for technical documentation describing social science data. The
Page: Data Quality Assurance Framework - DQAF, and Special Data Dissemination Standard - SDDS
Name and version: Data Quality Assurance Framework Alternative name: DQF Valid: From July 2003 Description: The DQAF is used for comprehensive assessments of national data quality. It covers institutional environments, statistical processes, and character
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Name and version: ESS Standard for Quality Reports (2009 edition) Alternative name: ESQR Valid: From 2009 Description:  The general aim of this Standard (ESQR) is to provide recommendations for comprehensive quality reporting for a full range of statistic
Page: Existing resources related to the relationship between SDMX and DDI
The following list is recognised as incomplete. DDI and SDMX: Complementary, Not Competing, Standards DDI/SDMX Workshop Wiesbaden, Germany, June 18th 2008 (in particular from Slide 108) Exploring the relationship between DDI, SDMX and the Generic Statisti
Page: eXtensible Business Reporting Language - XBRL
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Name and version: Generic Statistical Business Process Model, Version 4.0 Alternative name: GSBPM Valid: From April 2009 Description:  The GSBPM provides a framework to describe the statistical production process in terms of standard components (phases an
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Generic Statistical Information Model
Page: German Federal Statistical Office
Page: German Federal Statistical Office (Archived)
Organization Name Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Germany Total number of staff about 2700 (as of January 2007, 27.8% part time employees. Regional (Länder) offices are entirely independent organisations and have their own figures. There is no offi
Page: GIS ISO 19115
Name and version: ISO 19115:2003 Alternative name: Geographic information - Metadata Valid: From May 2003. Latest amendment 2006 (ISO 19115:2003/Cor 1:2006). Extensions for imagery and gridded data 2009 (ISO 19115-2:2009). Description: ISO 19115:2003 defi
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Strategy Paper approved by the METIS Steering Group - February 2011   Introduction 1.         In 2004, the Bureau of the Conference of European Statisticians approved the creation of a Common Metadata Framework (CMF) under the supervision of the Steering
Page: Metadata Case Studies
  Case Studies Add a new case study.   Would you like to add a case study? You will need a user account and editing rights for the Metis wiki in order to create or edit a case study.  If you need a new user account or a reminder of your login details, con
Page: Metadata Registries - ISO IEC 11179
Name and version: ISO/IEC 11179 Alternative name: Metadata registries (MDR) Valid: From 2005 (edition 2) Description: This is a standard for describing and managing the meaning and representation of data.  The basic semantic unit is a concept.  The standa
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Page: METIS Meetings
Work Session on Statistical Metadata 6-8 May 2013 Geneva, Switzerland Workshop on Statistical Metadata: Implementing the GSBPM and Combining Metadata Standards  5-7 October 2011 Geneva, Switzerland Work Session on Statistical Metadata 10-12 March 2010 Gen
Page: METIS Steering Group
The Conference of European Statisticians Steering Group on Statistical Metadata (usually abbreviated to "METIS Steering Group") is responsible for developing and maintaining the Common Metadata Framework, as well as organising METIS Work Sessions and Work
Home page: METIS-wiki
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Page: Neuchâtel Model - Classifications and Variables
Name and version: Neuchâtel Terminology Model for classifications (version 2.1) and variables (version 1.0) Alternative name: Neuchâtel Model for classifications and variables  Valid: From 2004 Description:  In 2004, the Neuchâtel Group issued version 2.1
Page: Nordic Metamodel for PC-Axis
Name and version: Nordic Metamodel, version 2.2 Alternative name(s): Valid: From June 2008 Description: The Nordic Metamodel was developed by Statistics Sweden, and has become increasingly linked with their popular "PC-Axis" suite of dissemination softwar

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This part of the Common Metadata Framework highlights the role of statistical metadata systems in a statistical organization. It is focused on managerial issues relevant to the corporate governance of statistical metadata systems. Expected readers are exp
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Part B offers an overview of existing resources (standards, concepts, models, best practices and other methodological materials), which are likely to be applicable when designing and implementing statistical metadata systems. It is designed primarily as a
Page: Part C - Metadata and the Statistical Business Process
Statistical metadata are relevant to all stages of the statistical business process. Many statistical organizations have initially focused on metadata disseminated with statistics. However, they are now increasingly viewing statistical metadata as part of
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Name and version: Recommendations on Formats Relevant to the Downloading of Statistical Data from the Internet (United Nations and Economic Commission for Europe, Conference of European Statisticians, Methodological Material) Alternative name: Recommendat
Page: References (UNIDO)
Fröschl, K.A. and Yamada, T. (2000) The UNIDO Industrial Statistics Information Exchange Architecture (An Integrated Statistical Data and Data Documentation Framework). Working Paper No. 19, Work Session on Statistical Metadata (METIS), Conference of Euro
Page: Relationship of "The Caterpillar" to GSBPM
The Caterpillar was developed by the ABS as a reference model to support the Business Statistics Innovation Program (BSIP) launched in 2002. It became, across the ABS, the most widely used reference model for the statistical business model within the ABS
Page: Relationships between Resources
The diagram below illustrates the main relationships between the different metadata resources described in Part B of the Common Metadata Framework. The diagram is also available in PDF format. In the PDF version, you can click on the box representing a re
Page: Relationships to other standards
First proposal of formalization of relationships between standards This is an incomplete first proposal (that I set to Dan) of the relations between resources, according almost literally with the text used by the different authors of the description of al
Page: Review of Progress on the Common Metadata Framework
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Name and version: SDMX Content-Oriented Guidelines, Annex 1: Cross-Domain Concepts (2009 version) Alternative name: Cross-domain Concepts Valid: From 2009 Description: Cross-domain Concepts describe concepts relevant to many statistical domains. The use o
Page: SDMX - Metadata Common Vocabulary
Name and version: SDMX Content-Oriented Guidelines, Annex 4: Metadata Common Vocabulary (2009 version) Alternative name: Metadata Common Vocabulary (MCV) Valid: From 2009 Description: The Metadata Common Vocabulary (MCV) contains concepts and related defi
Page: SDMX Cross-domain Code Lists
Name and version: SDMX Content-Oriented Guidelines, Annex 2: Cross-domain Code Lists (2009 version) Alternative name: Cross-domain Code Lists Valid: From 2009 Description: Cross-domain Code Lists are related to some of the Cross-domain Concepts. They are,
Page: SDMX DDI Dialogue - Overview Page
Recent Updates Notes of Core Group teleconference on 23 May GSIM to DDI and SDMX Mapping Work Paper on the relationship between SDMX and DDI : The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI): An Introduction for National Statistical Institutes Introduction to the
Page: SDMX DDI Dialogue Session - 2011.05.02
This was a brief lunch time discussion held during the SDMX Global Conference. It is the first session where the SDMX Secretary (August Götzfried) and the DDI Alliance Director (Mary Vardigan) were able to participate in the dialogue directly. An agenda w
Page: SDMX DDI Dialogue Sessions - 2011.03.30
Session Structure As outlined on the main page, the sessions on 30 March continued a dialogue engaging the two standards bodies (e.g. representatives of the SDMX Secretariat and the DDI Alliance) as well as third party stakeholders who have an interest in
Page: State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Page: Statistical Classifications
Name and version: Statistical classifications Alternative name(s): Nomenclature, reference classification, standard classification Valid: From January 2009 Description: A set of discrete, exhaustive and mutually exclusive observations, which can be assign
Page: Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX)
Name: Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange Alternative name: SDMX Version: 2.0 Valid: From November 2005 Description: The Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) initiative sets technical standards and content-oriented guidelines to facilitate the
Page: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
Page: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (Archive)
Organization Name Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (SORS) Ljubljana, Vozarski pot 12 SI- 1000 Ljubljana  SLOVENIA Total number of staff Situation at SORS end February 2009: there are 386 employees. 198 of them have graduate or post-graduate
Page: Statistical Subject-matter Domains
Name and version: Statistical Subject-matter Domains (2009 version) Alternative name: Classification of Statistical Activities, DISA classification Valid: From January 2009 Description:  A statistical subject-matter domain refers to a statistical activity
Page: Statistical Units
Name and version: Statistical unit Alternative name: Unit of observation, object class, units (classified), object Valid: From January 2009 Description: Statistical units are entities, respondents to a survey or things used for purpose of calculation or m
Page: Statistical Variables and Characteristics
Name and version: Statistical variables and characteristics Alternative name(s): Statistical concept, data element, data element concept, property Valid: Not applicable Description:  Based on ISO/IEC11179: An abstraction of a property of an object or of a
Page: Statistics Austria
Page: Statistics Austria (Archive)
   What to do now? Click on edit in the top right corner of the page to begin working on it Change the title of this page to your organization's name (e.g. Statistics Denmark) Enter in the missing text (and delete these instructions) Organization Name Sta
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Page: Statistics Canada (Archived)
Organization Name Statistics Canada Total number of staff   Contact Person for metadata Alice Born Job title: Director, Standards Division Email: alice.born@statcan.gc.ca Telephone: +1 613.951.8577 Table of contents
Page: Statistics Croatia
Page: Statistics Croatia (Archived)
Organization Name Croatian Bureau of Statistics Total number of staff 422 Contact Person for metadata Name: Maja Ledic Blazevic   Job title: Unit leader   Email: majalb@dzs.hr   Telephone: +385 1 48 06 201 Table of contents
Page: Statistics Finland
Page: Statistics Finland (Archived)
Organization Name Statistics Finland Total number of staff Central office in Helsinki: approximately 950 persons Approx. 200 statistical interviewers around the country. Contact Person for metadata Saija Ylönen Job title: Head of Development/ Metadata ser
Page: Statistics Netherlands
Page: Statistics Netherlands (Archived)
Organization Name Statistics Netherlands Total number of staff Approximately 2200 employees Contact Person for metadata Max Booleman Job title: Senior advisor/ Division of Methodology and Quality Email: m.booleman@cbs.nl Telephone: +31 70 337 4455 Table o
Page: Statistics New Zealand
Page: Statistics New Zealand (Archived)
Organization Name Statistics New Zealand Total number of staff 850 FTE Contact Person for metadata Name: Matjaz Jug or Hamish James   Job title: Chief Information Officer,   Manager - Information Management   Email: matjaz.jug@stats.govt.nz hamish.james@s
Page: Statistics Norway
Page: Statistics Norway (Archived)
Organization Name Statistics Norway Total number of staff 1000 employees. Approximately 550 in Oslo and 450 in Kongsvinger. Contact Person for case study Name: Jenny Linnerud   Job title: Senior advisor   Email: jal@ssb.no   Telephone: +47 21 09 45 22 Tab
Page: Statistics Portugal
Page: Statistics Portugal (Archived)
Organization Name Statistics Portugal Total number of staff Statistics Portugal is comprised of a group of skilled professionals, employing 710 staff, (about 75% in Lisbon and 25% spread by four delegations across the mainland). Contact Person for metadat
Page: Statistics South Africa
Page: Statistics South Africa (Archived)
Organization Name Statistics South Africa Total number of staff ± 2,000 Contact Person for metadata   Job title:   Email:   Telephone: +27-12-310-8911 Table of contents Download the full case study in PDF 
Page: Statistics Sweden
Page: Statistics Sweden (Archived)
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The Common Metadata Framework is published online, and is divided into four parts, each of which concentrates on different practical and theoretical aspects of statistical metadata systems, and provides vital knowledge for anyone working with statistical
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Name and version: UNECE Guidelines for Statistical Metadata on the Internet (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Conference of European Statisticians Statistical Standards and Studies - No.52) Alternative name: Guidelines for Statistical Metadat
Page: UNECE Guidelines for the Modelling of Statistical Data and Metadata
Name and version: UNECE Guidelines for the Modelling of Statistical Data and Metadata (United Nations and Economic Commission for Europe, Conference of European Statisticians, Methodological Material) Alternative name: Guidelines for the Modelling of Stat
Page: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Page: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) (Archived)
Organization Name Organization Name: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Research and Statistics Branch Website http://www.unido.org Organization Chart   Total number of staff   Contact Person for metadata Valentin Todorov Job title
Page: Usage scenarios for SDMX and DDI
Context for usage scenarios The set of draft usage scenarios set out below have been prepared on an informal, working document basis, based on input from a number of NSIs. They form one set of "discussion starter" inputs to the dialogue process on 30 Marc

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