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Slovak Archive of Social Data (SASD) and Its Experiences with Implementing DDI 3.0

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Juraj Svec
Slovak Archive of Social Data, Department of Sociology (CU)

Slovak Archive of Social Data was established in year 2004 with aim of collecting, preserving and disseminating data and metadata from sociological research for non-commercial purposes like research and teaching. Archive is open to all kind of data, but in present initial stage, is actively gathering data mainly from international research programmes (eg. ISSP, EVS, ESS). Main tool for disseminating is our website, where access to (meta)data is provided by two means. User can browse catalogue of archived surveys or search data using keywords, as well as Advanced search. Presently SASD is using DDI 1/2 for archiving metadata. From now on, migration to DDI 3.0 is taking place. Part of the presentation is about experiences with using this new schema. Schema is suitable for exchange of metadata between archives, therefore discussion may arise about this topic concerning efficiency of documentation labour. For example information about survey and core parts of variables can be shared among national archives (eg. basic documentation of ISSP modules). So when one archive will document this core part, other archives may use this documentation.

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