DDI Moving Forward: Progress on a new model-based DDI

TitleDDI Moving Forward: Progress on a new model-based DDI
Publication TypePresentation
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsGregory A, Wackerow J, Thomas W, Radler B, Gillman D, Vardigan M, Greenfield J

The future development of the DDI metadata standard will be based on an information model. This is a common strategy for standards development and it offers several benefits, including improved communication with other disciplines and standards, flexibility in terms of technical expressions of the model, and streamlined development and maintenance.   This new model for DDI is being developed through the project "DDI Moving Forward", running from 2013 through 2015. Virtual teams from around the globe have been developing the model content, technical production systems and documentation, complemented by a series of face to face sprints.  The purpose of this session will be to provide an overview of the current state of the Forward project. The session will include: (1) an introduction to the project, including the organisation of the modelling framework, bindings and production process; (2) an overview of the major content areas developed so far, including Conceptual Objects, Data Description, Data Capture (for surveys and other measurement instruments), Simple Codebook, and Discovery; (3) the proposed new DDI process model; and (4) an overview of future activities for the Moving Forward project. The session will conclude with an open panel discussion with presenters and the audience in a question and answer format.