Metadata - Implications for Users

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Metadata - Implications for Users

  1. 1. Implications for Users Katja Šnuderl
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Who are users of statistical metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Data usage process </li></ul><ul><li>Users and internet </li></ul><ul><li>Segmentation of external users </li></ul>
  3. 3. Users of statistical metadata (1) <ul><li>Inside statistical organisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Designers of the statistical information system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Methodologists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject matter statisticians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistical research and development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administration of metadata content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT unit responsible for statistical data processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissemination specialists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate and finance planners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audit and evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Metadata producers = metadata users, but not ' same person – same metadata ' </li></ul>
  4. 4. Users of statistical metadata (2) <ul><li>National level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respondents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political decision-makers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research and development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journalists </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Users of statistical metadata (3) <ul><li>International level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eurostat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IMF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ILO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ECB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multinational enterprises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individuals </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Data usage process <ul><li>user is searching for data of potential relevance for his/her need </li></ul><ul><li>user identifies needed data and decides to retrieve them </li></ul><ul><li>user analyses and interprets the statistical data which were retrieved </li></ul><ul><li>In each step the user needs metadata </li></ul>
  7. 7. Needs for metadata <ul><li>Irrespective of relevance to a specific group the user needs metadata for the following functions: </li></ul><ul><li>to assist in the search for information </li></ul><ul><li>to interpret the information </li></ul><ul><li>to assist post processing of information </li></ul><ul><li>Relating to specific user groups the scope of metadata needed for those functions differs </li></ul>
  8. 8. Internet and dissemination <ul><li>Growing number and diversity of users </li></ul><ul><li>Economic and statistical literacy of users can no longer be granted </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding who Internet users are is necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback analysis needed </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical websites are evolving into the most important dissemination channel for statistics </li></ul>
  9. 9. User segmentation T o u r i s t s F a r m e r s M i n e r s
  10. 10. Group discussion <ul><li>3 groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tourists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Miners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Check the &quot;Metadata shopping list&quot; from the user point of view </li></ul>
  11. 11. 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

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