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Towards a standard for the description of historical datasets

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Hall, Ninette van

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Abstract Several countries are planning a data-archive facility for historical datasets. In the archives the data will be extensively documented. A standardized way of describing the machine readable datasets will facilitate the exchange of information. The Standard Study Description Scheme used at the long existing social science data-archives is - in unaltered form - not applicable to historical datasets. There are many similarities between social scientific datasets and historical datasets. It is useful for historians to use a documentation standard that can be exchanged with the standards in use at social science data-archives. At the same time the specific demands of the historical datasets should be taken into consideration.
Keywords data collection method; data; documentation system; science of history; information system
Classification Information and Documentation, Libraries, Archives; Social History, Historical Social Research
Method documentation
Document language English
Publication Year 1989
Page/Pages p. 89-117
Journal Historical Social Research, 14 (1989) 1
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works