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Output Databases Katja Šnuderl,  Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Strengthening the Institutional Capacity f...
Why use an output database? <ul><li>Web is recognized as the main dissemination channel </li></ul><ul><li>Output databases...
Products on the market <ul><li>PC-Axis files/SQL (Sweden) </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond 2020 (Canada) </li></ul><ul><li>SuperSt...
How to set up an output DB <ul><li>Process of preparing the data </li></ul><ul><li>Technical solution to store the data </...
Metadata <ul><li>Content structure: ID + standardized names </li></ul><ul><li>Tables: Naming convention </li></ul><ul><li>...
Process of preparing data <ul><li>No table formating! </li></ul><ul><li>Remove as many manual steps as possible </li></ul>...
Technical solution <ul><li>One of the available products: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation with testing </li></ul></ul><ul...
User interface <ul><li>Require no software installations by users </li></ul><ul><li>Should be user-friendly without additi...
Demo <ul><li>PC-Axis:  Sallaries  ,  Iceland </li></ul><ul><li>Oecd.STAT </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond 20/20,  TableBuilder  (N...
Problem generators  <ul><li>Avoiding standardization </li></ul><ul><li>Local metadata manegement (especially classificatio...
Experiences with PC-Axis <ul><li>PC-Axis refference group: growing </li></ul><ul><li>Based on past needs and common develo...
End. <ul><li>Thank you. </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Output Databases Katja Šnuderl, Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Strengthening the Institutional Capacity for BiH Statistics ; Training on best practices – Dissemination web site, output database
  2. 2. Why use an output database? <ul><li>Web is recognized as the main dissemination channel </li></ul><ul><li>Output databases offer tailor-made outputs to versatile users </li></ul><ul><li>No paper limits (size of tables) </li></ul><ul><li>Time series </li></ul>
  3. 3. Products on the market <ul><li>PC-Axis files/SQL (Sweden) </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond 2020 (Canada) </li></ul><ul><li>SuperStar, SuperCross, SuperWeb </li></ul><ul><li>(Australia) </li></ul><ul><li>Stat.OECD, </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to set up an output DB <ul><li>Process of preparing the data </li></ul><ul><li>Technical solution to store the data </li></ul><ul><li>User interface to extract data </li></ul><ul><li>AND metadata! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Metadata <ul><li>Content structure: ID + standardized names </li></ul><ul><li>Tables: Naming convention </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized table structure </li></ul><ul><li>Variable names </li></ul><ul><li>Variable values (classifications, codelists) </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Special notes (changes in methodology) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Process of preparing data <ul><li>No table formating! </li></ul><ul><li>Remove as many manual steps as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Standardize table structure </li></ul><ul><li>Support different input data sources </li></ul><ul><li>Provide time series </li></ul>
  7. 7. Technical solution <ul><li>One of the available products: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation with testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collecting experiences (also by users!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose from available options for a product </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developing a new product </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource consuming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should be based on experiences </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. User interface <ul><li>Require no software installations by users </li></ul><ul><li>Should be user-friendly without additional learning (cognitive perception) </li></ul><ul><li>Support versatile ways of data extraction </li></ul><ul><li>Provide several download formats </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful with technical limits (web server reliability) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Demo <ul><li>PC-Axis: Sallaries , Iceland </li></ul><ul><li>Oecd.STAT </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond 20/20, TableBuilder (NZ) </li></ul><ul><li>SuperStar ( website ) </li></ul><ul><li>StatLine ( Netherlands ) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Problem generators <ul><li>Avoiding standardization </li></ul><ul><li>Local metadata manegement (especially classifications) </li></ul><ul><li>No adjustments to the process of preparing data </li></ul><ul><li>But still, output databases develop constantly </li></ul>
  11. 11. Experiences with PC-Axis <ul><li>PC-Axis refference group: growing </li></ul><ul><li>Based on past needs and common development </li></ul><ul><li>File server: Easy start, different levels of integration possible </li></ul><ul><li>SQL macro database: Supports coherence of metadata </li></ul>
  12. 12. End. <ul><li>Thank you. </li></ul>
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