Category: Metadata

'Staff map' released

by on February 13, 2015 12:47 pm
The recently released ‘staff map’, a joint effort of Stanford University data stewardship and University Human Resources, illustrates major groupings and properties of University employees and non-employee affiliates. These include benefits eligibility, exempt status, hourly vs. salaried pay, and more. This and other data stewardship ‘maps’ are available at http://irds.stanford.edu/maps.

Data Governance and Stewardship Materials

by on December 2, 2014 11:26 am
A major recent focus of our data governance and stewardship efforts has been the development of standards, best practices, and especially documentation — metadata about metadata. These materials are compiled into an annotated index of resources, Getting Started with Stanford Data Governance (metadata about metadata about metadata?). This document is intended as a quick reference… Read more Data Governance and Stewardship Materials

"What do data governors do all day?"

by on November 10, 2014 4:45 pm
An informal presentation, at the invitation of a former student: Stay tuned next week for two more installments of Stanford DG/DS’s November 2014 lecture tour!

'Calendar map' released

by on July 30, 2014 4:35 pm
The recently released ‘calendar map’, a joint effort of Stanford University data stewardship and IR&DS, illustrates relationships between annual calendars and other time periods at Stanford, including the fiscal year (9/1-8/31), academic year (9/23-8/22, for AY2013-14), and GFS aid year (10/1-9/30). This and other data stewardship ‘maps’ are available at http://irds.stanford.edu/maps.  

Data dictionary migrated to Collibra

by on July 30, 2014 4:25 pm
As of June 3, our SUDS Data Dictionary has migrated from Confluence to Stanford’s new Collibra-based Data Governance Center. Initial users are extremely enthusiastic about the extremely powerful content management capabilities that this tool provides. User resources include the ‘SUDS-ZOO Dictionary‘ sandbox, where users can experiment freely with the tool, without editing live content, as… Read more Data dictionary migrated to Collibra

SUDS-SPO releases "Award-Agreement Map"

by on July 30, 2014 3:45 pm
The SUDS-SPO group (Stanford University Data Stewardship – Sponsored Projects) has released a graphical overview of relationships among major entities in sponsored projects, including sponsored proposals, sponsored agreements, sponsored awards, and Oracle awards. This and other data stewardship ‘maps’ are available at http://irds.stanford.edu/maps.

Progress in metadata standardization (SUDS-SC Meeting 2/18/2014)

by on February 22, 2014 6:16 pm
In the steering committee meeting on February 18, we reviewed the significant recent progress in standardizing the data dictionary. Contents are becoming significantly more structured, allowing the information to be increasingly useful and flexible. Recent improvements include: Attributes are now all explicitly noted in the Is Attribute Of field; this information is much more reliable… Read more Progress in metadata standardization (SUDS-SC Meeting 2/18/2014)

Collibra Adoption, Coming Soon!

by on January 6, 2014 6:01 pm
We are delighted to announce that Stanford will soon begin using Collibra to manage our business glossary, metadata, and other data governance activities. This will be a significant upgrade from our current metadata repository, supporting our active ongoing metadata development activities and allowing rapid expansion into new areas. Stay tuned for further updates.

Faculty Map Update

by on December 18, 2013 6:11 pm
An updated version of Stanford’s “faculty map” (Stanford University Faculty and Related Staff Groupings) was released on December 18: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/pres-provost/cgi-bin/dg/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/StanfordFacultyGroupings-titles.pdf Further information, and other versions of this document, are available at http://irds.stanford.edu/facmap/. The faculty map illustrates relationships and properties of Stanford’s Professoriate Faculty, Academic Staff, and Other Teaching Staff, synthesizing information from PeopleSoft, Stanford’s Faculty… Read more Faculty Map Update

SUDS-FIN Homework – Payroll and Labor Expense Management – 10/16/2012

by on October 16, 2012 2:31 pm
Review the definitions that were started during the meeting Tuesday and please provide any feedback through the comments functionality. https://asconfluence.stanford.edu/confluence/display/~mhoying/Organization+Suspense+Account https://asconfluence.stanford.edu/confluence/display/~mhoying/Earnings https://asconfluence.stanford.edu/confluence/display/~mhoying/Expenditure https://asconfluence.stanford.edu/confluence/display/~mhoying/Labor+Schedule https://asconfluence.stanford.edu/confluence/display/~mhoying/Actual+Pay https://asconfluence.stanford.edu/confluence/display/~mhoying/Base+Pay https://asconfluence.stanford.edu/confluence/display/~mhoying/Premium+Pay https://asconfluence.stanford.edu/confluence/display/~mhoying/Supplemental+Pay Additionally, please continue to review the definitions from the first meeting last week: http://dg.stanford.edu/?p=601 We’ll continue to work through the terms in the business questions and work on… Read more SUDS-FIN Homework – Payroll and Labor Expense Management – 10/16/2012