Colectica Will Present Metadata Software at the IASSIST 2013 Conference

Colectica will give three presentations about DDI-Lifecycle metadata software in Cologne, Germany May 28 to 31st for IASSIST 2013.

Colectica is pleased to announce that its staff were selected to give several presentations at the upcoming International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology (IASSIST) conference in Cologne, Germany. Each year, Colectica sends representatives to the IASSIST conference to share ideas and consult with other users of standardized data documentation. This year, Colectica staff will present two papers and participate in a poster session.

"We are excited to once again be in Europe for the IASSIST conference" said Dan Smith, a Partner at Colectica. "We always enjoy exchanging ideas and experiences with other people who are excited about Data Documentation."

We always enjoy exchanging ideas and experiences with other people who are excited about Data Documentation

Dan Smith, Partner at Colectica

A paper titled "Integrating Colectica, Nesstar, and DDI-Lifecycle" will be presented in collaboration with Nesstar. This presentation will highlight how DDI-Lifecycle version 3 that is managed in Colectica can be integrated with the Nesstar server. This enables publishing data on the web using Nesstar while managing the DDI-Lifecycle metadata in Colectica. The presentation will give an overview of how the integration was achieved and a demonstration of the simple end user workflows it enables.

Another paper titled "Colectica for Excel: Increasing Data Accessibility using Open Standards" will also be presented. Colectica for Excel is a new free Excel Addin that describes data files, variables, and code lists directly within the Microsoft Excel application using open standards. Importing SPSS and Stata data into Excel, along with metadata, is also included in the software release. The software implements leading open standards including the Data Documentation Initiative Lifecycle version 3 and ISO 11179.

Colectica will also be at the poster session to display "Colectica: Sharing Data through Open Standards". This booth will provide live demonstrations of the various components of the Colectica platform. A use case demonstration will also show how Colectica aims to create publishable documentation as a by-product of the data management process.

If you would like to try Colectica free of charge please request a Colectica evaluation. Colectica consists of several software tools. Colectica Designer enables documenting of survey methodologies, survey instruments, questions, variables, and datasets. Colectica Repository manages changes to the documentation and allows multiple people and groups to work together. Colectica Portal allows for publication of this documentation on the web. All of these products use Open Standards to allow for interoperability with other tools. Colectica products, training on Open Standards, and customized software solutions are available through

About Colectica

Launched in 2010, Colectica® is the fastest way to design, document, and publish statistical research using open data standards. The Colectica Platform is an ideal solution for statistical agencies, survey research groups, public opinion research, data archivists, and other data centric collection operations that are looking to increase the expressiveness and longevity of the data collected through standards based metadata documentation. The company offers a range of highly specific products and services designed to give power to people through easy integration and access to data.


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