Formal Papers & Articles

For the DDI Alliance Working Paper Series, see:

Gregory, Arofan and Pascal Heus. "Metadata." German Council for Social and Economic Data Working Paper no. 57/2009, March 2009. (PDF)

Vardigan, Mary, Pascal Heus, Wendy Thomas. "Data Documentation Initiative: Toward a Standard for the Social Sciences." The International Journal of Digital Curation 3, 1 (2008).

Hoyle, Larry, and Wackerow, Joachim. "Exporting SAS Datasets to DDI 3 XML files Data, metadata, and more metadata." SAS Global Forum 2008 Paper 137, San Antonio Texas, March 2008. (PDF 101K)

Lane, Julia, Tim Mulcahy, and Pascal Heus.  "Data Access in a Cyber World: Making Use of Cyberinfrastructure."  Transactions on Data Privacy (TDP), Volume 1, Issue 1, 2008 (PDF)

Martinez, Luis. "The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) and Institutional Repositories." EDINA, Edinburgh University, DISC-UK DataShare Project. December 2007.

Gregory, Arofan and Pascal Heus."DDI and SDMX: Complementary, Not Competing, Standards", Open Data Foundation Paper, July 2007. (PDF)

Miller, Kenneth, and Mary Vardigan. "How Initiative Benefits the Research Community - the Data Documentation Initiative." Paper presented at the First International Conference on e-Social Science, Manchester, UK, June 2005. (PDF 102K)

Hoyle, Larry. "Using XML Mapper and XMLMAP to Read Data Documented by Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Files." SAS Users Group International Conference 30 (SUGI30), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2005.

Blank, Grant, and Karsten B. Rasmussen. "The Data Documentation Initiative: The Value and Significance of a Worldwide Standard." Social Science Computer Review 22, No. 3 (August 2004): 307-318.

Leighton, Vernon. "Developing a New Data Archive in a Time of Maturing Standards." IASSIST Quarterly 26, No. 1 (Spring 2002): 5-9.

Altman, M., et al. "A Digital Library for the Dissemination and Replication of Quantitative Social Science Research." Social Science Computer Review 19, No. 4 (winter 2001): 458-470.

Ryssevik, J. and S. Musgrave. "The Social Science Dream Machine." Social Science Computer Review 19, No. 2 (Summer 2001): 163-174.

Ryssevik, Jostein. "Bazaar Style Metadata in the Age of the Web - An 'Open Source' Approach To Metadata Development." Working Paper No. 4, UN/ECE Work Session on Statistical Metadata, Washington, DC, November 28-30, 2000. (PDF 54K)

Norwegian Social Science Data Services. "Providing Global Access to Distributed Data Through Metadata Standardisation: The Parallel Stories of NESSTAR and the DDI." Working Paper No. 10, UN/ECE Work Session on Statistical Metadata, Geneva, Switzerland, September 22-24, 1999.

Ryssevik, Jostein. "The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Metadata Specification." (PDF 529K)

Thomas, Wendy, Arofan Gregory, and Alistair Hamilton. "Metadata Standards to Support Controlled Access to Microdata." United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Joint UNECE/Eurostat work session on statistical data confidentiality (Tarragona, Spain, 26-28 October 2011).