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W4: Building an SDA Archive

Presenter 1
Tom Piazza
University of California, Berkeley
Presenter 2
Charlie Thomas
University of California, Berkeley

This workshop will provide instruction to participants interested in building an SDA archive for online analysis. Many IASSIST members use SDA but find it difficult to set up an SDA archive and then to add new datasets to the archive.

The workshop will cover the various steps that one needs to negotiate in implementing an SDA archive. It will also show archivists how to use some newly developed procedures that facilitate the addition of datasets to an SDA archive.

Participants are encouraged to bring a data file (ASCII, fixed columns) and a matching DDI file to the workshop (on a diskette or a CD). They will be able to install that dataset on an SDA site for online analysis. Various other test files will be provided.

The Web site with materials for the workshop can be found at: http://sda.berkeley.edu/workshop/iassist06

Intended Audience: Individuals interested in creating an SDA archive.

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