The Challenge of Qualitative Data:
Standardizing metadata structures and the DDI
7th –9th December 2011
What, Where and Why?
Calling all DDI Users in Europe who are actively working with qualitative metadata!
A 3-day workshop is being held in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 7–9th December 2011 after the third European DDI Users Group Meeting (EDDI) to discuss the challenges of qualitative data.
This meeting is a continuation of the work already done by the DDI Alliance Working Group (WG) on Qualitative Data. This face-to-face meeting offers us an opportunity to produce a detailed technical report on recommendations for modifying and improving the current DDI-Lifecycle Specification, and a best practice paper on using DDI with qualitative data. These topics cover the second half of the meeting from Day 2 afternoon to Day 3. The programme details will be developed in Gothenburg.
The meeting is open to everybody interested in contributing to this work. We welcome participants who are already working with archiving qualitative data and technical staff who are charged with providing metadata and access solutions in their archives.
The workshop is sponsored by the DDI Alliance and is being hosted by the Swedish National Data Service (SND) based in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Organizing Committee are Louise Corti (UKDA), Arja Kuula and Jani Hautamäki (FSD), Arofan Gregory (Metadata Technologies, North America), and Joachim Wackerow (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences).
Who should attend?
The meeting welcome participants already part of the DDI Alliance WG who are working closely with archiving qualitative data. Technical knowledge of metadata is a basic requirement so you can fully participate. If you are charged with handing qualitative data ingest, processing, discovery or visualization but are not metadata-savvy, you will need to bring a technical colleague with you. We welcome technical staff who are charged with providing metadata and access solutions in their archives.
What is EDDI?
EDDI is designed to provide an annual European forum where DDI Users from Europe can gather to showcase their work and their progress toward DDI adoption, as well as discuss any questions or challenges they may have about the standard. EDDI will include presentations, poster sessions, and discussion sessions. The meeting will close with "meet the experts" session in which users will have a chance to talk about their experiences with representatives from the Technical Implementation Committee (TIC) of the DDI Alliance. The philosophy of EDDI is to be an open, inclusive DDI community-building activity.
Further details (the exact location, accommodation, lunch arrangements, etc) will be available in due course on EDDI 2011 web page: http://www.iza.org/eddi11
We invite all individuals interested in participating to write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. When you apply please describe your experience in the area and your possible contribution.