Metadata Integration


The University of Maryland's Office of Data Administration (ODA) was charged with identifying institutional data elements, defining them, indicating who had responsibility for them, and educating the campus community in their use. ODA designed a single source metadata application that enabled the office to leverage the comprehensive "data about data" and make it readily available to users. A Web-based application, using a Java applet for easy browser access, enables the office to catalog standardized data elements, their definitions, examples, supplementary definitions, keywords, data subsets, transaction system data, and associated code sets. This session will detail the process of metadata integration, including access using the campus client server tool and access for non-warehouse users via a data definition search tool on a campus Web site.

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