EDDI Conference System, EDDI16 – 8th Annual European DDI User Conference

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Enhancing the Quality of Metadata with DDI-L in a Transitioning DDI-C Environment
Alina Danciu, Alexandre Mairot

Last modified: 2016-09-27


The French Center of Socio-Political Data has previously presented its reflection on the process of shifting from DDI-C to DDI-L and the creation of a DDI-L compliant metadata system.

At the time being, we are in the process of harmonising our metadata. To do this, we are using our DDI-L compliant metadata database presented at EDDI15. By taking the example of a twelve-wave political study, our presentation aims at showing how the use of DDI-L improves the capturing of metadata and of their lifecycle in a transitioning DDI-C environment.

In this paper, we are going to show how the dynamic process of harmonisation improved intrinsically the quality of our codebook metadata, allowing us to surpass artificially the DDI-C limits. Besides, we will discuss the use of this database as a documentation tool, which ensures metadata ingests and, at the same time, allows us to test its robustness and stability.

Finally, we will expose the next steps to be taken for the building of our metadata system.

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