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METIS 2008 Pre-work session survey of participants. About the questionnaire. Aim to collect information on existing practices and issues Developed by METIS Steering Group based on 2007 questionnaire Sent to METIS participants & mailing list

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METIS 2008

Pre-work session survey of participants


About the questionnaire

Aim to collect information on existing practices and issues

  • Developed by METIS Steering Group based on 2007 questionnaire

  • Sent to METIS participants & mailing list

  • Responses from 35 statistical offices (~80% of participants at METIS 2008)


Metadata strategy

  • Most have either a corporate metadata strategy or independent systems

  • 20% have both


Phase of implementation

  • Provide an overall picture

  • Enable countries/organizations to identify others at the same phase


Metadata systems are covering each phase


Standards:Current use, compared to 2007


Standards:Current use, compared to 2007


Standards being considered,compared to 2007


Standards being considered,compared to 2007


Main challenges

  • Lack of resources (77%)

  • Getting subject-matter statisticians support / buy-in (74%)

  • Implementing standards (69%)

  • Employing and retaining people with the right IT skills (69%)


Metadata categories

  • Structural

  • Definitional

  • Methodological

  • Quality

  • Referential….

  • This issue will be discussed further as part of Bo Sundgren’s presentation (WP.7)


How useful is the Common Metadata Framework?

  • 47% - extremely or very useful

  • 35% - useful

  • 18 % - partly or not useful

  • Encourage feedback

  • Discussions, future work and evaluation


Discussion

  • What is needed to help address the challenges?

  • How can the CMF be more useful?

  • Have we learnt something of value from this information?

  • Should we continue to gather it in the future?

  • Other comments or suggestions


Thank you

Joint UNECE/Eurostat/OECD METIS work session on statistical metadata, Luxembourg, 9 to 11 April 2008


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