This seminar demonstrates the OpenDDI portal, a global catalog of DDI documented surveys sourced from data providers and archives around the globe.
Arofan has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, firstly with automating book publishing using the SGML standard, from which XML evolved, and then with the XML standard for e-business applications. Over the past few years Arofan has been involved in projects focused on statistical standards such as the SDMX framework and DDI 3.0, as well as the creation of tools to provide support for them. He is also working as an external technical expert for The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) helping to model and revise the XML schema-based standard for metadata relating to the collection, use, and archiving of raw statistical data and microdata. He has developed and given many training courses in both SGML and XML, and has presented papers at many leading XML conferences.