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1 From raw data to rich data Eileen Capponi Data Editor, OECD ESDS Conference, London, 8 November 2005.

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1 1 From raw data to rich data Eileen Capponi Data Editor, OECD ESDS Conference, London, 8 November 2005

2 2 From raw data to rich data: An overview Collecting the data Validating, processing and storing the data Publishing out of a centralised database Adding value to statistics: the role of OECD Publishing –Making the data accessible (StatLinks) –A new family of At a glance publications Conclusion

3 3 Collecting the data Who provides the data to OECD? –National statistics offices, Central banks, Other International organisations, ministries, private institutes, associations … In what form does the data arrive? –Electronic questionnaires ( , FTP, etc.) –Extractions from online databases (e.g. web queries) –Data sharing (e.g. NAWWE National Accounts World Wide Web)

4 4 Validating, processing and storing the data The new Statistical Information System Production databases (SQL, FAME, Excel, etc) StatWorks (toolkit for data management) OECD.Stat (centralised data warehouse) Metastore (metadata management tool) PubStat (corporate publishing tool) IVT engine (generates Beyond 20/20 files)

5 5 Publishing out of a centralised database Print and PDF Moving from Ready to print to typeset A new tool for publishing out of OECD.Stat A systematic editorial review A new internal layout for statistical publications An Example: –Central Government Debt: Statistical Yearbook, 2004 Before and After

6 6 Consecutive tables Country table of contents

7 7 Use of colour New typeface 2003 presentation OECD.Stat presentation

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10 10 Adding value to Statistics: The role of OECD Publishing (1) Statlinks: What are Statlinks? How do Statlinks work? What do they bring to the user? The vision for the future … An example -> Society at a Glance

11 11 Adding value to Statistics: The role of OECD Publishing (2) A new family of At a Glance publications Society at a Glance Health at a Glance Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard OECD Factbook And more in the pipeline (Tax at a Glance, Aid at a Glance, etc.) An example: OECD Factbook online edition

12 12 Conclusions Value added –Self-explanatory ready-made tables, quality stamped by OECD –Presentation ready graphs –Etc. Accessibility –Bring them to clients desktops through: OECDs Online Library (www.SourceOECD.org)www.SourceOECD.org Distributors and sales agents ESDS, Resellers, etc.


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