MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 6 Colectica, a leading data management consultancy, will roll out a new collection of modern metadata management tools compatible with leading open standards including the DDI3 and ISO 11179. The Colectica platform showcases an array of compelling products, all of which feature fresh ways to generate, organize, and automatically document survey, census, and other public use datasets. Colectica is once again offering unmatched enterprise solutions for organizations wishing to embrace the open standards and open data movements.
The Colectica Designer is a rich desktop application that integrates many tasks performed by survey researchers and statistical agencies. It allows survey instrument designers to focus on the questions, concepts, and universes during the design phase. It helps developers by automatically generating the source code for many of today’s most popular computer assisted telephone interviewing programs including CASES, Blaise, and CSPro. It also allows data archivists to automatically generate standardized metadata, such as DDI3, from previous survey instruments, bringing new life to old surveys. The Colectica Designer also allows organizations to share individual pieces of a survey for reuse, and to harmonize metadata across various studies.
The Colectica Repository allows for organization wide management of metadata following an ISO 11179 model. It also has built in version control, provenance tracking, and role based authentication. These enterprise features allow for adaptation by organizations with many users working or accessing the repository in tandem. The repository works with all products in the Colectica Platform, and provides a standard based web services API for use by an organizations internal or by 3rd party applications. The Colectica Repository can be combined with Colectica Web, a Web 2.0 application, to disseminate an organizations published metadata. Colectica Web also allows data users to interact socially to enhance the data discovery process.
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. Colectica products, training, and customized solutions are available through www.colectica.com .