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  • 1. My name is Joseba Díez (joseba@ine.es) I work as a webmaster in the Internet Dissemination Area
  • 2. Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data
    • European data ( what we have )
    • A day in the running of our website ( how we update statistical data )
    • The RSS news service
    • IMF indicators ( International Monetary Fund. Dissemination
    • Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB))
  • 3. Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data European data ( what we have )
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    • Brief introduction to the classification of statistical data in INE website according to the source of the information:
        • Compiled in-house
        • From Other Public Organizations of Spain
        • From the European countries (Eurostat)
    • An example with the Education Statistics.
    Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data
  • 5. The biggest part of the statistical data disseminated in INE website is compiled with information obtained from INE surveys But, there are some areas of statistics that are not under INE control, like “Physical variables (territory, climatology,...)”, “Culture and Leisure (archives, museums,...)”
  • 6. To complete the contents of our website, we collect information ( ± 1000 tables ) from the Statistical Departments of the Ministries, the Bank of Spain and other Public Offices with statistical responsibility and…
  • 7. To close the cicle we have got an increasing selection of tables ( ± 300 ) from Eurostat. Most of them are based on the contents of the predefined ones.
    • And after that?
    • Frequently reviewed and updated .
    • Two persons part time.
    • Aim: complete all the subjects that we have in INEbase.
    • What we do then is …
    • Download selections: spreadsheet
    • Conversion to PC-axis format.
    • Data in English and Spanish.
  • 8. How do we put together these pieces of information? Let’s see an example with Education data
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  • 10. Territory distribution of Spain: Spain is politically organized into 17 Autonomous Communities ( comunidades autónomas ) (equivalent Eurostat NUT2) and 2 Autonomous Cities ( ciudades autónomas ) - Ceuta and Melilla. Administratively Spain also comprises 50 provinces (equivalent Eurostat NUT3) . Seven autonomous communities are composed of only one province: Asturias, Balearic Islands, Cantabria, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia, and Navarre.
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  • 19. Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data A day in the running of our website ( how we update statistical data )
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    • Coordination between the different data dissemination channels to update www.ine.es :
    Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / Update Press section ,
    • Homepage : Most demanded data … direct access, news flash, charts
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    • Coordination between the different data dissemination channels to update www.ine.es :
        • Other sections : RSS news service, IMF indicators (International Monetary Fund's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB)) , etc…
        • INEbase
          • Structural Statistical Information: published once a year or less
          • Short-term Statistical Information: published monthly or quarterly
    Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / Update
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    • Structural Statistical Information
      • The statistical calendar sets the tentative month for its launch.
      • There is no mandatory day for the publication of this data.
      • In a year around 70 structural statistics are published.
    Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / Update INEbase
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    • The day-to-day of Structural Statistical Information (1/2)
      • More or less 10 days before D-Day
        • (D-Day=when data is updated)
        • (Normally that day there is no short-term indicators update)
        • The correspondent Statistical Department sends the information :
          • To the Press Office to prepare the press release
          • To Dissemination Department in order to prepare the PC-Axis files in a development website (this information can include methodological files, questionnaires, etc)
        • The correspondent Statistical Department checks this test website, says OK and confirms the date of publication.
      • - One day to D-Day
        • The Press Office confirms to the Dissemination Department that the next day there will be a press release.
    Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / Update INEbase
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    • The day-to-day of Structural Statistical Information (2/2)
      • - D-Day. (Between 09:00am and 12:00am)
        • Uploading of the data (detailed results, methodology, questionnnaires, etc.) from the development website to the production website (www.ine.es)
        • Uploading of the Press Release in the Press Section.
      • D-Day. H-Hour
        • When data is in the production website, Dissemination Department notifies via e-mail to a list of users that might be interested in the data (Press Agencies, Central Bank, Public Offices, etc .)
        • An item is added to the “News flash” section of the homepage and also to the RSS file with the RSS news service tool. At that moment, a new feed is ready to be added on the client side of the users with an RSS Feed Reader installed.
    Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / Update INEbase
  • 25. Summary of Structural Statistical Information update More or less 10 days before D-Day Statistical Department Press Office Dissemination Dept. Development website OK One day to D-Day Press Office confirms release Upload of data and Press release Dissemination Department publishes Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / Update INEbase D-Day. (Between 09:00 and 12:00) D-Day. H-Hour summary data
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    • Short-term Statistical Information
      • The statistical calendar sets the mandatory day for the publication of this data.
      • At 09:00am the information must be accessible on the website.
      • In a regular month, about 20 short-term statistics are released
      • English and Spanish versions are updated at the same time.
    Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / Update INEbase
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    • The day-to-day of Short-term Statistical Information (1/3)
      • The day before D-Day
        • The corresponding Statistical Department prepares the contents of the press release (commentary, tables and graphs).
        • The Press Office writes the press release and the person in charge of the corresponding Statistical Department authorizes its publication.
      • D-Day. H-Hour (minus 30 minutes) (sometime the previous day)
        • The corresponding Statistical Department sends the main results (Excel/Word) to the Press Office and to the detailed results to the Dissemination Department to prepare them until publication.
    Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / Update INEbase
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    • The day-to-day of Short-term Statistical Information (2/3)
      • D-Day. H-Hour (minus 15 minutes)
        • The Dissemination Department Secretary prepares and sends a PDF file with the press release and the annexed tables to the “Internet Dissemination Area”
        • The Press Office sends to the “Internet Dissemination Area” a set of HTML pages with summary results to place in the Press Section.
        • The Internet Dissemination Area prepares and updates:
          • the Press Releases List page
          • the INEbase menu
          • the INEbase Main results
          • the RSS news service that includes the News Flash on the homepage
        • The Databank Dissemination Area updates the database with the statistical detailed information
    Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / Update INEbase
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    • The day-to-day of Short-term Statistical Information (3/3)
      • D-Day. H-Hour
        • The Internet Dissemination Area publishes in the website:
          • the Press Release List page
          • the INEbase menu
          • the INEbase Main results
          • the RSS news service that includes the News Flash of the homepage
        • The Dissemination Department Secretary sends an e-mail announcing the release with a link to the data.
        • The Databank Dissemination Area publishes the database with the statistical detailed information.
    Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / Update INEbase
  • 30. Summary of Short-term Statistical Information update The day before D-Day Statistical Department Press Office OK D-Day. H-Hour (- 30 minutes) Upload of data and Press release Dissemination Department publishes: Press release, INEbase, RSS, email … Statistical Department Press Office Dissemination Dept. Dissemination Dept. Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / Update INEbase D-Day. H-Hour (-15 minuntes) D-Day. H-Hour Summary data Other files Press release
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  • 32. Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data The RSS news service
  • 33. Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / RSS Update
    • The RSS news service
      • RSS = Really Simple Syndication, Rich Site Summary, etc.
      • Always informed . No connection to webpages is necessary.
      • Automatic notification at the moment of publication.
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    • The RSS news service
    • What it is and how it works
    • The RSS document is a small text file written in the XML language.
    • It’s used to distribute news on the Internet in a very simple way
    • The file contains a set of news, called items , ordered and structured: a title, a link and a short description.
    • It is stored on the news generator webserver .
    • It is possible to have as many RSS files as you want. One file = One channel .
    • Main advantage: to be inmediately informed.
    • No need to surf the web to look for this news.
    • An Internet connection is mandatory.
    • A feed reader program is necessary on the client side.
    • The user has to add the RSS link to the feed reader program to be notified when the file is updated.
    Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / RSS Update
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    • The RSS news service. (Updating)
    • How we generate the contents of the RSS news file of the INE: Use of the program ListGarden (1/4)
    1st. Select the Channel (Canal) (previously defined) to update and click the button Añadir (Add) Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / RSS Update
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    • The RSS news service. (Updating)
    • How we generate the contents of the RSS news file of the INE: Use of the program ListGarden (2/4)
    Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / RSS Update 2nd. Fill out the fields Title, Link and Description and click on Salvar (Save)
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    • The RSS news service. (Updating)
    • How we generate the contents of the RSS news file of the INE: Use of the program ListGarden (3/4)
    Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / RSS Update 3rd. Once the information has been saved, we select Publicar (Publish) and click on Publicar FTP. Now we have the RSS file updated and ...
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    • The RSS news service. (Updating)
    • How we generate the contents of the RSS news file of the INE: Use of the program ListGarden (4/4)
    Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / RSS Update 4th. … at the same time, we’ll have created an HTML file on the fly, with the last 25 news items.
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    • The RSS news service. (Updating)
    • Let’s have a look at the INE RSS file
    • 1st. Header (Version)
    • 2nd. Description of the Channel :
    • TITLE
    • LINK
    • DESCRIPTION
    • LASTBUILDDATE
    • 3rd. Channel’s image information
    • 4th. List of items with the mandatory fields for each of them:
    • TITLE
    • LINK
    • DESCRIPTION
    Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / RSS Update
  • 40. Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / RSS Update Number of visits to the RSS channel
      • How can we know the number of syndications to our channels
      • and the use of them?
      • It is difficult to know the real use of this service
      • Log analysis can tell us the number of clicks to the rss files
      • But … the RSS system lies on a frequent visit to the site and click of the rss files
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    • The RSS news service
    • Shortlist of the most popular RSS Readers, Feed Readers or RSS Aggregators
    • There are basically two groups of RSS-readers, web-based readers and desktop readers, but latest versions of web browsers also have that function.
    • Desktop readers
      • http://www.awasu.com
      • http://www.cincomsmalltalk.com/BottomFeeder
      • http://www.customreader.com
      • http://www.bradsoft.com/feeddemon
      • http://www.feedreader.com
    • Web readers
      • http://www.bloglines.com
      • http://www.google.com/reader
    • Users of Internet Explorer 7 and Mozilla Firefox 2 browsers can read RSS contents directly in the browser.
    Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / RSS Update
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    • The RSS news service. An example of Syndication with “Awasu” (1/4)
    • How can INE RSS news be accessed?
    • To ascertain what INE has released without connecting to www.ine.es , a few steps have to be followed. These steps are called ‘Subscription’ or ‘Syndication’:
    • Steps
      • 1st.- Download and install the program Awasu ( www.awasu.com )
      • 2nd.- On the page containing the information about RSS on the INE website ( www.ine.es/rss/rss.htm ), click on the image with the right button of the mouse and then select Copy shortcut (Copiar acceso directo ). Doing this we have got in the clipboard the link to INE’s RSS channel ( www.ine.es/rss/rssine.rss )
    Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / RSS Update
  • 43. 3rd.- Open the software Awasu and in the menu File select New channel. Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / RSS Update The RSS news service. An example of Syndication with “Awasu” (2/4) 4th.- In the window which appears, paste the shortcut copied in 2nd step.
  • 44. Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / RSS Update 5th.- Click Next and a window with the details of the header of the RSS file will appear. The RSS news service. An example of Syndication with “Awasu” (3/4) 6th.- Click Next and finish setup.
  • 45. Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / RSS Update From that moment on, it is neccessary to have the Awasu icon in the toolbar and an Internet connection to be automatically notified of the news updates. The RSS news service. An example of Syndication with “Awasu” (4/4)
  • 46. Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / RSS Update RSS. Number of channels in EU countries
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  • 48. Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data International Monetary Fund (IMF) indicators Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB) Special Data Dissemination Standards (SDDS)
  • 49. Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / IMF SDDS Indicators An introduction to IMF SDDS * “ The SDDS is expected to enhance the availability of timely and comprehensive statistics and therefore contribute to the pursuit of sound macroeconomic policies; the SDDS is also expected to contribute to the improved functioning of financial markets”. * Source: The Special Data Dissemination Standard: Guide for Subscribers and Users
  • 50. Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / IMF SDDS Indicators SDDS and GDDS * The International Monetary Fund launched two data transparency standards : the Special Data Dissemination Standard ( SDDS ) in 1996 and the General Data Dissemination System ( GDDS ) in 1997. Both initiatives have been successful in enhancing the range, quality, and timeliness of country data available to the public , providing better information to underpin the operations of international financial markets and economic policy assessments in general, and thus facilitating public and private decision making . As of March 2007, 64 countries and territories are SDDS subscribers and another 88 are GDDS participants. * Source: The Special Data Dissemination Standard: Guide for Subscribers and Users
  • 51. Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / IMF SDDS Indicators
    • European Union countries are SDDS subscribers .
    • ( 2/3 of the countries have this information on the Statistical Offices websites and the rest are on the Central Banks websites )
    • The information presented in this section is divided in five groups:
    • Real Sector : To this sector belongs all the economic sectors, except for financial and monetary.
    • Fiscal Sector : Incomes and expenditures of the Government.
    • Financial Sector: This sector includes all the organizations related with finances and bank activities, insurance companies, pension funds, etc.
    • External Sector: Term used to identify economic transactions on goods and services, revenues, etc. among the country and the rest of the world.
    • Population : Population Now-Casts based on the 2001 Census .
  • 52. Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / IMF SDDS Indicators International Monetary Fund (IMF) indicators SDDS Spain economic and financial data at a glance
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      • Value added information: “On the fly graphic draw option”
      • Four steps:
      • 1st.- Select the number of observations
      • 2nd.- Select the format of the graphic to be displayed: PNG, JPG or SVG
      • 3rd.- Select the items to be drawn
      • 4th.- Click on the DRAW button
      • and …
      • In an average month there are 4.000 visits to this page and 350 graphs drawn
      • Data presented in this page follow a process before been available:
      • - In an INE mailbox are placed the emails with the attached files in ascii format from the different organizations implied in the supply of data
      • The information contained is added to an Oracle database
      • A program in Java writes html files in English and Spanish
      • Other program in Java generates graphs when demanded
  • 54. Internet dissemination: Serving and publishing data / A day in the running of our website / IMF SDDS Indicators
    • SDDS page: Sources of information ordered by number of datasets incorporated:
    • The Central Bank of Spain (Banco de España).
    • The National Statistics Office of Spain (Instituto Nacional de Estadística).
    • The General Comptroller of the State Administration (Intervención General de la Administración del Estado).
    • The Spanish Tax Office (Agencia Tributaria).
  • 55. Thank you for your attention