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Practical Metadata Lessons: Utilising Metadata Standards for Archiving Data at Statistics New Zealand

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Euan Cochrane
Statistics New Zealand

At Statistics New Zealand we have been developing a data archiving solution in preparation for an organisation wide strategy (The "Business Model Transformation Strategy" (BmTS)) which will redesign processes, systems and tools for managing and storing data and metadata. The data archiving solution has been developed to apply to our current data stores and to archive surveys which will not transition as part of the BmTS. To fulfil the needs of the metadata component of the archiving solution we have used two standards: the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) and the Preservation Metadata Implementation Strategies (PREMIS). The implementation of these standards has proven both a challenge and a learning experience. This presentation will cover some of the lessons we have learnt when implementing the two standards, as separate entities and in conjunction with each other, along with some of the benefits that have come from utilizing such open and established standards.

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