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