Mention our varied portfolio of services, including JISC Historic Books and Zetoc – brief explanation of what they can do:Zetoc: One of the world’s most comprehensive research databases, giving access to over 28,000 journals, 45 million article citations and conference papers through the British Library’s electronic table of contents.Makes it easy for you to set-up personalised email Zetoc Alerts or RSS feeds to track the latest articles or journal titles related to your interests.Historic Books: access to three significant digital collections, Early English Books Online (EEBO) and Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), and 65,000 19th century booksfrom the British Library collection. Deploying Autonomy IDOL to provide our users with significant, powerful search capabilities of full-text content in ways not previously possible.
Benefits of SDMX are to us – easier exchange / ingest of data, less conversion/manual intervention needed and therefore less opportunity to introduce errors.
SIS-CC benefits are primarily to users, better user interface, SDMX Web Service allowing users to build on top of the data
Benefits of Linked Data = improves the discoverable of data by Linking it to the things it is describing. Makes the data understandable to machines, which opens up opportunities for other semantic technologies.Data Cube Vocabulary originated out of the ONS workshop in spring 2010
The CAIRD3 project builds upon a history of successful and productive co-funded collaboration between the ESRC Census Dissemination Unit (CDU) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). It will continue the CDU’s research into the application of Dimensional Data and Web Data Access approaches to census aggregate datasets, and enable further development of the CDU’s revolutionary new InFuse interface. It will also provide knowledge exchange and technical assistance between the CDU and ONS to inform and support the development of Dimensional Data and Web Data Access approaches by ONS for improved and more efficient dissemination of the 2011 Census Aggregate Outputs. We want to make the census easier to use, so people can:Find census information which meets their needsEnable users to understand the meaning and derivation of census informationdeliver census information in forms that facilitate its use http://infuse.mimas.ac.uk/help/background.html Project partners: CDU and the Office for National StatisticsInnovation: New approach to the data, application of dimensional data, revolutionary new InFuse interface.
Revolutionary new interface for interrogating the Census.
Adapting to an open data world: delivering international data foreducation and research in the UK Dr Jackie Carter Mimas, University of Manchester, UK E: firstname.lastname@example.org T:JackieCarter
Acknowledgments: Simon Industrial Fellowship Fund, University of Manchester, UK ESDS-International Team RSS getstats campaignOpen University SCORE Teaching Fellowship Programme World Bank
Outline of Talk1. What’s Mimas? What’s ESDS? Who am I?2. What’s happening in the UK? – Royal Statistical Society (RSS) getstats – Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) and British Academy3. Open University Teaching Fellowship Project – Open Educational Resources (OER) – Statistical literacy & sharing best practice4. Adapting to an open data world
A Nationally designated data centreA Centre of Excellence based in theUniversity of ManchesterAn organisation of uniquely skilledexpertsA provider of world-class data andinformation resources to supportresearch, learning and teaching
The Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) www.esds.ac.uk• national data archiving and dissemination service for social science data• principal data service for UK academic social science community• core archiving services plus four specialist data services • ESDS International • ESDS Government • ESDS Longitudinal • ESDS Qualidata provide: dedicated web sites data and documentation enhancements user support training
ESDS International• is run by Mimas and UK Data Archive• promotes the use of international datasets in research and teaching across a range of disciplines• provides free web-based access to key international macro level databanks• helps users locate and acquire international micro level datasets• Freely available to UK FE and HE – open data is open access!• Authenticated via federated access (Shibboleth) and ESDS online registration• Delivered via Beyond 20/20 Web Data Server (WDS) – moving to .STAT• Download formats include *.xls, *.csv and *.ivt
Aggregate data portfolio …International Monetary Fund United Nations Direction of Trade Statistics Common Database Balance of Payments Statistics COMTRADE Government Finance Statistics International Financial Statistics World Economic Outlook United Nations IndustrialWorld Bank World Development Indicators Development Organization Industrial Statistics Databases World Bank Global Development Finance Demand Supply Databases Africa Development Indicators ESDS International provides free online access to the full versions of the latest releases of these databases to the UK academic community.
Aggregate data portfolio (cont)Organisation for Economic International EnergyCo-operation and Development AgencyOECD Education Statistics Coal InformationOECD Globalisation CO2 Emissions from Fuel CombustionOECD International Development Electricity information Energy Prices and TaxesOECD International Direct Investment Statistics Energy Technology Research andOECD International Migration Statistics Development DatabaseOECD International Trade by Commodities Natural Gas InformationStatistics Oil InformationOECD Main Economic Indicators Renewables InformationOECD Main Science and Technology Indicators World Energy Statistics and BalancesOECD National AccountsOECD Quarterly Labour Force Statistics EurostatOECD Services Statistics New CronosOECD STructural ANalysisOECD Social Expenditure Database
ESDS-I Value-AddAcademics value: being able to search and access all the data using a single interface helpdesk – authoritative advice dataset and software user guides www.esds.ac.uk/international/support/dataset_guides.asp www.esds.ac.uk/international/support/software_guides.asp video help guides esds.ac.uk/International/support/video-guides.asp training www.esds.ac.uk/international/support/teach.asp Annual conference to meet with data providers, give early career researchers opportunity to present www.esds.ac.uk/international/news/confproc.asp
Foreign direct investment in particular ranked highly across all the frequently selected countries. Series relating to education are of particular interest, in particular expenditure on education, and educational outcomes such as attainment and the fraction of the labour force with a secondary education.What do Academics Want? Research requirements for cross-national data. Russell,Murphy, Gemmell (3rd OECD World Forum, Busan, 2009)http://bit.ly/yPjOr7
The UK Data Service• A new UK Data Service (UKDS) is being commissioned for launch in Fall 2012• The new service will bring together current ESRC data services into a single resource to provide a more unified, simpler and seamless access to data resources• This includes the data currently hosted by ESDS International
1. Who am I?• Senior manager for socioeconomic data and learning and teaching services• Director for Jorum (jorum.ac.uk) a national teaching and learning repository• Teaching Fellow for the Open University’s Support Centre for Open Resources in Education (SCORE)• Interested in use of data in teaching
2. What’s happening in the UK? Royal Statistical Society RSS
2. What’s happening in the UK?Funding for Quantitative Methods• Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and British Academy – Curriculum Innovation and Research Developer Initiative• ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative• Nuffield Foundation – QM for undergraduate social scientists
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and British Academywww.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/funding-opportunities/15407/latest-opportunity-13.aspx
The aims of this project are to share teaching resources andexpertise in those institutions already working to upskillstudents in QM; and to focus on resources that addressglobal issues by using real world dataThe resulting open educational resources (OER) will beaccompanied by ‘stories’ or narratives of exemplar usage,engaging social science learners with QM. The focus will beaway from economics and psychology
Progress to date• Interviewed: – Staff from 6 universities • Leeds Metropolitan, Plymouth, London School of Economics and Political Science, Cardiff, Manchester Metropolitan, University of Manchester – Policy related – Save the Children – RSS Statistical Education Centre• Attended: – BBC Data Journalist course – Sources, Scoops and Spreadsheets• Planned: – NCRM (National Centre for Research Methods) colleagues in Southampton – Speak to all RDI/CI award holders – Involvement in an RDI bid at University of Manchester• Speaking at: – OER12 conference, Cambridge, UK 2012 – 2012RC33 Eighth International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Sydney, July 2012
Findings to date• Few lecturers are using data at undergraduate level in social science classes (except economics)• If data used, mainly in lectures – hands-on is difficult• Students hard to enthuse with data – But the innovative lecturers are attempting to do this• Sharing of open educational resources – It’s going to be a long hard slog! – BUT willingness to share amongst peers as long as attribution is clear• Link to skills and employability is important
Some outputs www.scoop.it/ t/statistical- data-literacyCarter, J., Noble, S., Russell, A., Swanson, E. (2011). Developing Statistical LiteracyUsing Real World Data: Investigating Socioeconomic Secondary Data Resourcesused in Research and Teaching International Journal of Research & Method inEducation, Taylor & Francis.
What about openness?• Is open a step too far for some?• Where to share?• How to develop a community• It’s about open practice not just open educational resources http://bit.ly/vFwt32
4. Adapting to an open data world• Open data under open licenses• Open data under open technologies
Breakdown By Data Provider: Downloads EuroStat IEA IMF Combined NatStats OECD UN Common Unido World Bank60,00050,00040,00030,00020,00010,000 0 Reporting Year 08/09 Reporting Year 09/10 Reporting Year 10/11 (Adjusted)
Downloads of Highest Usage Datasets IEA IMF Combined OECD World Bank 12 per. Mov. Avg. (IEA) 12 per. Mov. Avg. (IMF Combined) 12 per. Mov. Avg. (OECD) 12 per. Mov. Avg. (World Bank)10000 WB opens data ESDS opens WB data 9000 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 March March March March March May May May May May July July July July July January January January January January September September September September September November November November November November 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
CAIRD3/InFuse Projectinfuse.mimas.ac.ukFunded by the ESRC and the ONS, we’reaiming to make the Census easier to use byworking with multidimensional data sets.
"Its vital to help users of the Census toexpress their needs in simple terms and soswiftly find what they want, without specialistknowledge…the Infuse project has already madegreat progress towards removingbarriers to access."Keith Dugmore, Demographic Decisions Ltd
Thank you and questions Dr Jackie CarterMimas, University of Manchester, UK E: email@example.com T:JackieCarter