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IHSN: Principles and Good Practice for Preserving Data

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

The International Household Survey Network just released a new publication on “Principles and Good Practice for Preserving Data”. This document produced by the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social research (ICPSR) provides basic guidance for managers in statistical agencies who are responsible for preserving data using the principles and good practice defined by the digital preservation community. The guidance defines the rationale for preserving data and the principles and standards of good practice as applied to data preservation; documents the development of a digital preservation policy; and uses digital archive audit principles to suggest good practice for data.

The document is available at

ODaF Event: Semantic Statistics, Tilburg University, Netherlands, July 7th-8th

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

The ODaF Europe 2010 meeting will take place at the Library and IT Services, Tilburg University, Netherlands on July 7th-8th. This year’s theme focuses on the rapidly growing topic of Semantic Statistics. The presentations and discussions will focus on recent activity regarding SDMX, DDI, ISO/IEC 11179, RDF serialization, and the standards and technologies involved in the Linked Data Web.

Due to limited capacity and the large interest on this topic, this event is by invitation only. ODaF members as well as individuals and agencies
( If you are unable attend and wish to submit questions, ideas or suggestions to the speakers and participants, we encourage you to submit by email to Rob.

Please visit our web site at for further information and agenda.

We would like to express our thanks to our sponsors – Tilburg University, DANS, SURF and LarKC – for their generosity, support and assistance in making this event possible.