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Data Sites (Overview)

(http://faculty.washington.edu/krumme/data/)


  • Population Data Sites

  • Regional Information Systems

  • General Census Data Sites

  • Pacific Northwest Data

  • WORLD AND NON-U.S. DATA

  • The Social Science Dream Machine: Resource discovery, analysis and delivery on the Web by Jostein Ryssevik - Norwegian Social Science Data Services and Simon Musgrave - UK Data Archive Paper given at the IASSIST Conference, Toronto, May 1999 The technologies to build Virtual Data Libraries, where large amounts of statistical data are made easily available for broad and diverse groups of users, are now at hand. NESSTAR (Networked Social Science Tools and Resources), a joint development project between the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD), UK Data Archive and the Danish Data Archive (DDA), is an example of how these emerging technologies can be used. The aim of the project is to develop a common interface on the Internet to the data holdings of a large number of providers and disseminators of statistical information world-wide. By means of NESSTAR, users are able to: 1) locate multiple data sources across national boundaries, 2) browse detailed metadata about these data 3) analyse and visualise data online, and 4) download the appropriate subsets of data in one of a number of formats for local use. The system includes advanced user authentication procedures to prevent unauthorised use of data.


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