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  • Title: MADIERA
    Descriptive info: .. The Portal.. User Guide.. Presentations.. Exploitation.. Consortium.. Contact.. CESSDA resources.. The Madiera Portal.. Enter.. the first version of the Madiera Portal.. The MADIERA Project.. The main result that has come out of the Madiera project is the.. Madiera portal.. The portal provides access to an unprecedented quantity of social sciences quantitative datasets using an easy to use Web interface.. It harvests statistical datasets and variables published on the Semantic Web from all the largest European social sciences data archives, organizes them using a set of multilingual thesauri and taxonomies and makes them available through a responsive and highly customizable Web interface.. The Madiera project (Multilingual Access to Data Infrastructures of the European Research Area) is funded by the European Commission under the Fifth Framework programme.. The date of completion is 28th of February 2006.. The overall goal of the MADIERA project is to develop an effective infrastructure for the European social science community by integrating  ...   construction period.. Indeed, one of the main objectives of the project is to create a sustainable system, nurtured by the collective energy of the data and knowledge producing communities of the European Research Area.. News.. User Guide to the Madiera portal (20.. 06.. 2006).. Madiera leaflet - data producer version - english (28.. 02.. 2005).. Madiera leaflet - end user version - finnish (28.. Madiera leaflet - end user version - english (12.. 12.. The first official version of the Madiera portal (12.. 10.. 2005).. There was arranged a workshop at the University of Essex 27-28 June 2005.. Participants from inside CESSDA and outside the academic community attended.. Presentations from the workshop can be found.. here.. (01.. 08.. Madiera project partners: Norwegian Social Science Data Services, UK Data Archive, Danish Data Archive, Finnish Social Science Data Archive, Nesstar Ltd, Greek Social Data Bank, Swiss Information and Data Archive Service for the Social Sciences, Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung..

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  • Title: MADIERA
    Descriptive info: Madiera Portal User Guide.. Searching and browsing the portal.. To Browse the Portal Using the Tree.. To Search the Portal Using Input Box.. Display of Search Results.. To Examine a Resource.. How to Get the Dataset that You Found.. To Learn More about the Portal.. Some Terms Used in the User Guide.. The Madiera Portal provides unified access to an unprecedented quantity of social science datasets published by data archives registered with the portal.. In the portal users may browse and search for datasets in several European languages.. The portal harvests documentation of published datasets, organizes the extracted information using a set of multilingual thesauri and taxonomies and makes the result available through a responsive and highly customizable Web interface.. Datasets may be explored through the portal and users may do simple analysis or download data in preferred format in the Web interface, Nesstar WebView.. The portal is primarily aimed at the social science research community and university teachers and students.. However, anyone can access the portal and browse its data resources.. Access to actual datasets may be restricted, following conditions for use set by the participant archives and data depositors.. The portal and this user guide will instruct you on how to get access to these data.. The opening screen of the portal is divided in two panels.. The left side lists the different ways the data in the portal is organized.. All information in the portal can be accessed by selecting options on the left side.. On top of the panel, in the search field, users may enter their own free text queries.. The outcome of a search or browse process initiated on the left hand side, lists of datasets or variables, is displayed on the right hand side.. In the portal there are two basic techniques for looking up data, search or browse:.. For searches, an appropriate search term has to be entered in the search field.. A search term may be.. translated.. into other languages by ticking off the appropriate box.. Browsing means to look up data by pre-organized subjects.. In the left side panel, there is a list of supported thesauri and classifications available for browsing the resources:.. a two-level subject classification (CESSDA),.. a common thesaurus that may be used at two different levels of detail (ELSST),.. a list of participating publishers of data.. To the top.. Users expand or collapse the tree by clicking the nodes (marked with plus or minus) The top level node represents the portal itself.. When the top level is selected, an introductory text to the portal properties will be displayed on the right side.. When selecting an option, the corresponding versions in different languages will be displayed as a next level.. The right side will display a short corresponding explanation of the classification or thesaurus chosen.. Each thesaurus or classification contains a set of terms, representing keywords or concepts.. Under each term users will find more specific or alternative terms.. When users click on a term all data-resources that have been indexed with this term or any of its equivalents, in any of the other supported languages, will be displayed in the panel on the right side.. The number in parentheses after the term indicates the number of resources found.. If there are more concepts than can be displayed in the window at one time, a black arrow will appear on the left, under the list of concepts.. By clicking the arrow users can scroll the list up and down.. Not all thesaurus terms are displayed in the tree, only those that have been used to index a resource.. Example:.. Find ELSST_FREE_TEXT (English Version), the upper level term GOVERNMENT (11400+ hits).. The number of hits in parenthesis tells you how many resources (studies, sections or variables) correspond to this or narrower terms under it in the tree.. Choose a narrower term EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT (24 hits).. The resources that match the search will appear to the right.. The portal looks up resources in different languages.. To the top.. Enter your search term in the input box on top of the left column.. Then press enter or the SEARCH button.. Translate will look up the term in the multilingual thesaurus and if the term is found, the search will be performed in all languages supported.. The Madiera portal employs the Lucene query language.. The following are examples of queries in English:.. sex.. Finds all resources containing the word sex.. sex economics.. Finds all resources containing either the word sex OR the word economics.. sex AND economics.. Finds all resources containing both the word sex AND the word economics.. primary education.. Finds all resources containing the phrase primary education.. abstract: primary education.. Finds all resources where the abstract element of the documentation contains the phrase primary education.. sex AND economics AND type:study.. Finds all studies containing both the word sex AND the word economics.. sex AND economics AND type:variable.. Finds all the variables containing both the word sex AND the word economics.. archive:(NSD UKDA.. ).. Finds all resources published by the archives listed in (NSD UKDA.. ).. There are five searchable declared fields for study:.. title.. searches the resource's title.. abstract.. searches the resource's abstract.. archive.. searches the organization publishing the resource on the server.. subject.. searches the classification field indicating the broad substantive topic(s) that the resource's data covers.. keywords.. searches the resource's keywords.. There are four searchable declared fields for section (variable group):.. concept.. searches the general subject to  ...   the same resource will typically appear under multiple concepts.. On the bottom of the right side panel you will also have links to other information resources, search engines and data bases and their search results to your term.. To examine one of the resources on the list, click on it.. A click on a link in the column.. Study.. or.. In study.. will open a Nesstar WebView window of the home archive of the resource and show the abstract of the study.. A click on a resource in the column.. Section.. In Section.. and.. Variable.. will similarly open the Nesstar WebView and show you the section in the study or the variable which match your query.. Note that the resources may appear in any of the data archives' national languages that are present in the portal.. In the archives' Nesstar WebView there is more information on the data resource you are examining than what you see in the MADIERA portal.. You will typically see a study description, data files description, other documentation and a variable description.. You can now use the WebView interface to examine the resource metadata and data, when available.. The WebView gives you possibilities to perform simple analysis on the dataset, and in some cases, to download the dataset to your own personal computer for further analysis.. About analysis and functionalities of the WebView,.. read more in the Nesstar WebView User Guide and see a demonstration.. To be able to download the dataset that is available through the portal, in most cases, you will need to get a user identification and password from the host archive holding the dataset.. Contact information to each data archive is given in the archive's Internet pages, which are easily accessible through the links given in the MADIERA portal.. If the data cannot be downloaded, you need to contact the archive in your country of residence (or if there is no archive, to contact the host archive holding the dataset).. Check the Madiera Portal FAQ, which can be entered through the introduction text of the MADIERA portal.. For any question regarding the service, contact nesstar-support@nesstar.. com.. CESSDA.. CESSDA (Council of European Social Science Data Archives) promotes the acquisition, archiving and distribution of electronic data for social science teaching and research in Europe.. Find ore information about the organisation and its members.. CESSDA classification.. The CESSDA classification is a simple two-level classification for social science datasets.. This version of the classification matches on subject only.. It is available in German, Danish, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Norwegian and Swedish.. DDI - Data Documentation Initiative.. The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an effort to establish an international XML-based standard to document datasets in the social and behavioural sciences.. Describing and tagging the datasets in a common, integrated way, using DDI, makes it possible to distribute and share data widely across the Internet.. The DDI currently features over 300 different tags.. Just a part of them is in use in the metadata that you find in the Madiera portal.. Read all about DDI.. ELSST- E.. uropean Language Social Science Thesaurus.. The ELSST is a multilingual social science thesaurus.. It includes more than 3000 terms.. There are two versions of ELSST in the portal.. The ELSST version matches on keywords only.. The ELSST Free Text version matches on a few key text fields e.. title, abstract, keywords, variables and subject.. MADIERA project.. The overall goal of the project.. Multilingual Access to Data Infrastructures of the European Research Area.. , MADIERA is to develop an effective infrastructure for the European social science community by integrating data with other tools, resources and products of the research process.. The main product of the project is the MADIERA portal.. The MADIERA is funded by the European Commission under the Fifth Framework programme.. There are eight contractors in the project.. In addition to the co-ordinator, Norwegian Social Science Data Services, there are four principal contractors: UK Data Archive, Danish Data Archive, Finnish Social Science Data Archive, Nesstar Limited, and three assistant contractors: SIDOS, Social Data Bank, and the Zentralarchiv.. Metadata.. Metadata is information about a dataset.. It describes, for example, how, when, and by whom the data was collected, what was asked and from whom.. In the Madiera Portal, you will see metadata when you choose a resource that you have found in your search.. The study title, abstract, access information, subject categories and keywords are shown in the right hand panel.. If you choose to access any of the available data servers, and if the whole dataset is published to be downloaded from the server, there will be additional metadata.. If you are looking at a resource where the dataset is not included, a data files description and variable description are not available.. The metadata in the portal is given in XML using DDI specification.. Nesstar WebView.. Nesstar WebView is a web-based system for the dissemination of data.. It can be used to view data, including tabular (cube) data, and metadata.. It enables data held on a Nesstar Server to be viewed with an ordinary web browser.. Read more in the Nesstar WebView User Guide and see a demonstration.. Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS).. The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) was established by Eurostat more than 25 years ago in order to provide a single uniform breakdown of territorial units for the production of regional statistics for the European Union.. It is available in English..

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  • Title: MADIERA
    Descriptive info: Conference in Brussels 12-13 December 2005: Social sciences and humanities in Europe.. The project was presented at a poster session at the conference which was organised by the European Commission.. the Madiera portal - Weaving the web of European Social Science (20 MB).. Cessda expert meeting in Madrid 26-28 October 2005.. The history and the future of  ...   Essex 27-28 June 2005.. Introduction to the Madiera Portal.. Georeferences - extending search for data.. SARs using Nesstar.. Black Country Observatory using Nesstar.. Eastern Public Health Observatory using Nesstar.. Usability test used for testing the Madiera portal.. E-Social Science Conference, University of Manchester 22-24 June 2005.. MADIERA - Multilingual Access to Data Infrastructures of the European Research Area..

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  • Title: MADIERA
    Descriptive info: Wider exploitation will be undertaken to ensure benefits of the project spread beyond the core social science data archives and their users.. It is expected that there will be many opportunities for exploitation outside the academic community, especially as a wider network of content providers decide to join the network.. NESSTAR is uniquely positioned to exploit these opportunities and return maximum value to various EC investments.. We anticipate the following results and potential users:.. New CESSDA portal.. Individual archives, research institutes, end users (researches, policy makers, others).. Multi lingual thesaurus operation.. Individual archives, libraries, end users.. Additional options to core Nesstar technologies.. Users of Nesstar servers technologies and end users.. Metadata structures for resource repositories and enhancements to the DDI.. Individual archives, research institutesm libraries and other information publishers.. New CESSDA portal.. in many ways this will be one of the most high profile and exciting results to come out of the project.. Expansion into central and Eastern Europe has seen CESSDA grow and these countries look to the partners represented in the consortium to guide and lead their developments.. It will become the official interface to the CESSDA community and will be used heavily.. Additionally it will be a major step towards creating a European identity to the data collections and make a  ...   Nesstar technologies.. will be developed by Nesstar Ltd and owned by them.. These will be made available to the project partners at no cost in order to ensure the full participation of all of the European archives.. Organisations outside this immediate network will be encouraged to join the network and the negotiations with them during the project will be led by Nesstar in collaboration with the other partners.. The exploitation of the metadata.. will be as wide as possible and this IPR will be unambiguously placed in the public domain.. All stakeholders will benefit from as wide a take-up of metadata standards as possible.. It facilitates interoperability and long term data preservation and the partners are all committed to continuing their international leadership and delivery of improved metadata models and implementations in the wider community.. In particular the metadata developments are expected to be exploited by the DDI committee and the Eurostat funded initiatives.. As the project progresses specific exploitation events will be held to promote both the social science infrastructure and the underlying tools to potential content publishers.. These activities are expected to raise the profile and lead to new contracts with information providers.. Examples include central government departments such as official statistics, internal affairs, transport, regional development and education.. to the top..

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  • Title: MADIERA
    Descriptive info: The MADIERA Consortium.. Norwegian Social Science Data Services.. (Co-ordinator).. UK Data Archive.. (Principal Contractor).. Danish Data Archive.. Finnish Social Science Data Archive (Principal Contractor).. Nesstar Limited.. SIDOS.. (Assistant Contractor).. Social Data Bank.. Zentralarchiv..

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  • Title: MADIERA
    Descriptive info: Contact Information.. E-mail:.. madiera@nsd.. uib.. no.. For further information, please contact.. Atle Alvheim.. Alette Gilhus Mykkeltvedt.. at NSD:.. Phone: +47 555 82 117 - Fax: +47 555 89 650.. Address: NSD, Harald Hårfagres gate 29, N-5007 Bergen, Norway..

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  • Title: MADIERA
    Descriptive info: CESSDA Resources.. Metadata.. TopcClas CESSDA English-Norwegian (Excel file).. Suggestion of elements for a possible common DDI template (Word file).. CESSDA Common Documentation Template (NSDstat Template).. CESSDA Home Page..

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    Descriptive info: Recommended elements for use on CESSDA Common Documentation Template.. NSD.. XML Datadokumentasjon for Levekårsundersøkelsen 1973, 2.. XML utgave, NSD Bergen 2002.. Individ.. Tverrsnittstudie.. Personlig intervju..

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