Data Governance and Metadata Management
To have your institution use data better you need your community to use data better. They need to have a source of information about data. What sort of questions do your users ask?
- What data is out there?
- How do I get it?
- What does it mean?
- Where does it come from?
Do you have a way to manage this data and let your users browse this? DXtera’s Enterprise Metadata Management tools can help you do this.
There’s a lot of hype about the value of data. However, the value of data is in its use. Identifying your most important data is critical to spending your money wisely for data management.
So how do you know which data is important and will be used? We have found it most effective to focus on the questions that support good management. What are the common questions that will need to be answered? Once you have a good list of questions you can use it to focus your data strategy.
For example, suppose you wanted to understand how research was going at your institution? You might have a broad question: Is our research increasing?. There might be several valid ways to explore this:
- How many dollars were charged to research projects last year compared to prior years?
- How many research proposals were granted last year, and what was their worth?
- How many proposals were submitted last year?
- How many Research Assistants do we have?
Often organizations will have a common collection of questions, for which common solutions can be built. Presenting these options helps the users focus on what they need. Let Dxtera help you with the development of your data management strategy to focus your efforts around the collection and distribution of key information.
DXtera Can Help
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