Data Archiving at the U.S. Central Bank. Linda F. Powell Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Research and Statistics Division IASSIST Conference May 2005. Challenges. Collection/Acquisition Quality Storage Documentation Cataloguing Dissemination.
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Linda F. Powell
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Research and Statistics Division
IASSIST Conference May 2005
Process Data at FRS
Edit data at FRS
Reporter (e.g. bank)
FRS Struct Data
Repos.Data Collection through Storage – Micro Data Surveys
Not all data are created equal
Total Assets of an institution is collected on many surveys
Total assets always has the number 2170
For finance companies the variable name is DFCR2170
Commercial banks have:
RCON2170 for domestic total assets
RCFD2170 for foreign total assets
Data are stored on various platforms in different applications
Division: Monetary AffairsDatabase:TINYVendor:Federal Reserve BoardData Contact: John DoeLicense Contact: Jane DoeLicense Information: Board Unix userForm of Access: Unix Network: www.rsma.frb.gov/cbp/Description: Merger adjusted Call Report data. Data are from the quarterly Reports of Condition and Income (Call Reports) for insured domestic commercial banks and nondeposit trust companies. The data consolidate information from foreign and domestic offices and have been adjusted to take account of mergers.Status: Active ContractKeyword(s): Accounting , Bank Mergers ,Bank Profits, Banking Structure, Banks and Banking , Call Report , Deposits , Financial Institutions , Financial Statements , Interest Rates
Link to database or documentation
Link to vendor website
Important factors to make data dissemination easier
As the volume and diversity of data increase the need for organized, flexible, and well documented data archives becomes more critical.