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ESDS Government News

From:

Gill Meadows <[log in to unmask]>

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Economic & Social Data Service,(ESDS) Government Datasets mailing list" <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 6 Dec 2006 12:08:52 +0000

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ESDS Government Newsletter Issue 8

The latest issue of the ESDS Government Newsletter, December 2006, is now
available from http://www.esds.ac.uk/government/newsletter/.

Articles include 'Analysing change over time' and 'Using the British Crime
Survey to look at property crime victimisation'.

If you are registered to receive a paper copy, they will be sent out within
the next week. 

If you would like to be featured in our next newsletter, to report the
research you are carrying out using one or more of the ESDS Government
surveys, please email [log in to unmask]
______________________________________________________

There are a few places remaining for the following event.

Labour Force Survey User Meeting

Thursday 18 January 2007
Coucnil Chamber, Royal Statistical Society, London 

This meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information and views
between users and producers of the Labour Force Survey. It now includes both
the LFS and the Annual Population Survey. The presentations in the morning
will cover ONS plans for developments on both the data collection side and
on outputs, whilst the afternoon will focus on analysis of the LFS or APS.

To view the programme and book a place please go to
http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/esds/events/2007-01-18/
_______________________________________________________

The British Crime Survey, 2005-2006 is now available for registered ESDS
users to order from the UK Data Archive. The catalogue record may be viewed
at http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5543

Prospective users should note that access to the self-completion data on
stolen goods and drinking behaviour is subject to permission from the Home
Office. See catalogue record for further details.

If you wish to use the BCS 2005-2006 but have not yet registered with
ESDS/UKDA, please see the registration advice at
http://www.esds.ac.uk/aandp/access/login.asp

Slides from the the BCS User Meeting on 5 December are now available at
http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/esds/events/2006-12-05/
_______________________________________________________

Statistics User Forum Meeting: Improving Access to Government Datasets
Thursday 18 January 2007, 10.00 - 16.00
Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX 

Government produces many high-quality datasets, but sometimes doesn't go
'the last 100 yards' to disseminate them in a form that is easily accessible
to non-specialist users. This all-day meeting will consider: 

  a wide range of different users’ experiences – both positive and negative
– in accessing government datasets 
  views from some organisations which supply data 
  a discussion of the options and priorities for improving access

Provisional Programme

Chair: Jil Matheson, Office for National Statistics (ONS) 
Introduction: Keith Dugmore (Statistics User Forum) 

Users' experiences 

Librarians' perspective. Alastair Allan (Chartered Institute of Library and
Information Professionals) 
Local Authority view. (Speaker to be arranged) 
Using government datasets in teaching: constraints and opportunities. Mark
Brown (University of Manchester) 
Commercial users' views. Professor Martin Callingham (Birkbeck College) 
Experiences of a value added reseller. John Rae (CACI) 
The use made of official statistics. Rosalyn Harper (Statistics Commission)

Suppliers' views 

Access to data via ESDS. Karen Dennison and Anthony Rafferty 
Improving access to Social Care Information. Dr. Pam Westley 
Improving access to ONS data. Richard Laux and Sarah Simonon

Discussion: options and priorities for improving access lead by a member of
the Statistics User Forum. 

If you would like to attend this meeting, which is free of charge, it is
essential to register before 11 January: please email [log in to unmask] or
telephone: 020 7638 8998. 

For more information about the programme please email [log in to unmask] or
Tel: 01206 873574

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