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Presentation at Training on Metadata and Output Databases (project Strengthening the Institutional Capacity for BiH Statistics)

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  • Implications for Users Katja Šnuderl
  • Overview
    • Who are users of statistical metadata
    • Data usage process
    • Users and internet
    • Segmentation of external users
  • Users of statistical metadata (1)
    • Inside statistical organisation
      • Designers of the statistical information system
      • Methodologists
      • Subject matter statisticians
      • Statistical research and development
      • Administration of metadata content
      • IT unit responsible for statistical data processing
      • Dissemination specialists
      • Corporate and finance planners
      • Audit and evaluation
      • Senior management
    • Metadata producers = metadata users, but not ' same person – same metadata '
  • Users of statistical metadata (2)
    • National level
      • Respondents
      • Government
      • Political decision-makers
      • Research and development
      • Archives
      • Librarians
      • Journalists
  • Users of statistical metadata (3)
    • International level
      • Eurostat
      • IMF
      • UN
      • ILO
      • ECB
      • Multinational enterprises
      • Individuals
  • Data usage process
    • user is searching for data of potential relevance for his/her need
    • user identifies needed data and decides to retrieve them
    • user analyses and interprets the statistical data which were retrieved
    • In each step the user needs metadata
  • Needs for metadata
    • Irrespective of relevance to a specific group the user needs metadata for the following functions:
    • to assist in the search for information
    • to interpret the information
    • to assist post processing of information
    • Relating to specific user groups the scope of metadata needed for those functions differs
  • Internet and dissemination
    • Growing number and diversity of users
    • Economic and statistical literacy of users can no longer be granted
    • Understanding who Internet users are is necessary
    • Feedback analysis needed
    • Statistical websites are evolving into the most important dissemination channel for statistics
  • User segmentation T o u r i s t s F a r m e r s M i n e r s
  • Group discussion
    • 3 groups
      • Tourists
      • Farmers
      • Miners
    • Check the "Metadata shopping list" from the user point of view
  • Contact details Katja Šnuderl Electronic Dissemination and International Reporting Department Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Vožarski pot 12 1000 Ljubljana [email_address] Tel. +386 1 2415 155