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									ESDS resources for managing and
        analysing data


            Beate Lichtwardt
     Economic and Social Data Service
            UK Data Archive

     Research Method Festival, Oxford
               1 July 2008
Roadmap

   Overview of ESDS service

   ESDS resources and support:
    ESDS Government
       Analysis guides
        Derived variables
    ESDS International
       Countries and Citizens: Linking International Macro and
       Micro Data (formerly: Linking International Macro Micro
       Data - LIMMD)
        Cross-national research resource

   ESDS NESSTAR catalogue
ESDS
The principle UK data service for the social sciences

   National data archiving and dissemination service

   Running from 1 January 2003

   Jointly supported by
        - Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
        - Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)

   Partners
        - UK Data Archive (UKDA), Essex
        - Manchester Information and Associated Services
          (MIMAS), Manchester
        - Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research
          (CCSR), Manchester
        - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER),
          Essex
         ESDS

   Provides access and support for key economic
    and social data

   Distributed service, bringing together centres of
    expertise in data creation, dissemination,
    preservation and use

   Core archiving services plus four specialist data
    services
             ESDS Government
             ESDS International
             ESDS Longitudinal
             EDSD Qualidata
      ESDS holdings

Data for research and teaching purposes, used in all sectors
               and for many different disciplines

   Official agencies – mainly central government
                                                        • 6,000 datasets in
   Individual academics – research grants                the collection
   Market research agencies                            • rd. 230 new
   Public records/historical sources                     datasets added
                                                          each year
   Links to UK census data
                                                        • over 45,000
   Qualitative and quantitative
                                                          registered users
   International statistical time series
                                                        • approximately
   History data service in-house                         60,000 downloads
   Access to international data via links with other     worldwide p.a.
    data archives worldwide
     Links with other
  data archives - Europe

CESSDA -
Council of
European
Social
Science
Data
Archives

(non-
European
mainly
ICPSR)
     ESDS structure

   ESDS Management

    Central help desk service; coherent and flexible collections
    development policy; central registration service; links to
    other ESRC resources

   ESDS Access and Preservation             • Dedicated web sites
                                             • Data and documen-
    Collections development strategy;          tation enhancements
    ingest activities – including data and
    documentation processing; metadata       • Tailored user support
    creation; data dissemination services;   • Outreach and training
    long-term preservation

   Specialist ESDS services

    Government, International, Longitudinal, Qualidata
ESDS Government –
    resources
ESDS Government –
    resources
ESDS Government –
    resources
Demo
(ESDS Gov. resources)
http://www.esds.ac.uk/government/resources/analysis/
http://www.esds.ac.uk/government/dv/
Demo
(ESDS Int. resources)
http://www.esds.ac.uk/international/elearning/limmd/index.html
http://www.esds.ac.uk/International/resources/research.asp
ESDS International –
    resources
ESDS International –
    resources
     NESSTAR

   Online data browsing and analysis system

   Allows users to search for, locate, browse and
    analyse and download a wide variety of statistical
    data within a web browser

   UK Data Archive, as service provider for ESDS,
    hosts a NESSTAR server populated by its most
    popular data series

   Registering with ESDS required, if exploratory
    analysis beyond browsing metadata is intended
ESDS NESSTAR
  Catalogue
ESDS NESSTAR
  Catalogue
ESDS NESSTAR
  Catalogue
Demo
(NESSTAR)
http://nesstar.esds.ac.uk/webview/index.jsp
     NESSTAR

   Browse detailed information (metadata) about
    these data sources, including links to other
    sources

   Do simple data analysis and visualisation on
    microdata

   Bookmark analysis

   Download the appropriate subset of data in one
    of a number of formats (e.g. SPSS, Excel)
      NESSTAR

   Introductory guide to using NESSTAR:
    http://www.esds.ac.uk/support/guides/A2.pdf

   ESDS NESSTAR Catalogue:
    http://nesstar.esds.ac.uk/webview/index.jsp

   NESSTAR guide
    http://nesstar.esds.ac.uk/webview/help/index.ht
    ml

   ESDS registration:
    http://www.esds.ac.uk/aandp/access/login.asp
  Contact:

www.esds.ac.uk

help@esds.ac.uk

								
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