1.x

Dataset Documentation Manager

Owner: 
Description: 

Developed by the Data Archive of GESIS, this tool imports SPSS data files; allows documentation of questions, sub-questions and answers; enables language-specific documentation; shows two languages concurrently on the screen; permits reuse of question documentation; exports into a DDI 2-compatible format, for Nesstar or long-term preservation; and exports into a DDI 3-compatible format, supporting enhanced publications.

Creator(s)
Name(s) of individual author(s)/programmer(s): 
Alexander Mühlbauer
Wolfgang Zenk-Möltgen
Name(s) of institution(s): 
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Contact email: 
Wolfgang.Zenk-Moeltgen@gesis.org
Availability: 
In production
Latest Version: 
2.5
Operating system requirements
Supported Operating Systems: 
Win32
Programming/scripting languages used: 
Visual Basic 6
Support Available: 
Free, to any user
DDI version(s) supported: 
1.x
2.0
2.1
Exports DDI XML: 
Yes
Imports DDI XML: 
No

Colectica Designer

Description: 

Colectica Designer is a visual DDI metadata editor and survey questionnaire designer. It interacts with Colectica Repository to provide advanced data management functionality. Colectica Designer complements existing systems by importing and generating various forms of data, documentation, and source code.

Creator(s)
Name(s) of individual author(s)/programmer(s): 
Jeremy Iverson
Dan Smith
Name(s) of institution(s): 
Colectica
Contact email: 
via http://www.colectica.com/contact
Availability: 
In production
Latest Version: 
3.0.1932
Operating system requirements
Supported Operating Systems: 
Win32
Support Available: 
Free, for limited time
DDI version(s) supported: 
1.x
2.0
2.1
2.5
3.1
3.2
3.3
Type: 
Software
Exports DDI XML: 
Yes
Imports DDI XML: 
Yes

Nesstar Publisher

Owner: 
Description: 

Nesstar Publisher is an advanced data management program. It consists of data and metadata conversion and editing tools, enabling the user to prepare these materials for publication and make such resources available to a wider audience. The program allows users to enhance datasets by combining a wide range of catalog and contextual information. Users are given, for example, complete control over the structure of the metadata within internationally recognized data documentation schema, including inserting Web links and URLs that can be viewed within the Nesstar Web client. Nesstar Publisher also allows merging of DDI documents containing markup for different sections of the DDI for the same study. This is especially useful for merging in variable description information generated from SPSS/SAS data definition statements or export files with study descriptions and question text.

Creator(s)
Name(s) of institution(s): 
Norwegian Social Science Data Services
Contact email: 
nesstar-support@nesstar.com
Availability: 
In production
Latest Version: 
4.0
Operating system requirements
Supported Operating Systems: 
Win32
Win64
Programming/scripting languages used: 
C++, Java
Support Available: 
For-fee
DDI version(s) supported: 
1.x
2.1
Exports DDI XML: 
Yes
Imports DDI XML: 
Yes