Algenta Invited to Attend DDI Expert Committee Meeting

October 10, 2006

Algenta Lends its Expertise and Technical Understanding of Survey Instruments to the DDI

Representatives of Algenta Technologies will visit The Centre for Survey Research and Methodology (ZUMA) in Mannheim, Germany to participate in the Data Documentation Initiative’s expert committee meeting. “We have been working with the DDI’s Data Collection working group for the past two years,” stated Dan Smith, a Senior Technical Staff Member at Algenta, adding “It is exciting to see our work come together with the other contributions, helping to create a metadata model that encompasses the entire data lifecycle.” Version 3 of the DDI metadata standard is scheduled for public release in 2007. Algenta has committed to supporting the standard in its survey instrument and survey data product lines.

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Founded in 1999, Algenta Technologies is a research and development firm specializing in data management, integration services, and Internet technologies for government and business computing. The company offers a range of highly specific products and services designed to give power to people through easy integration and access to data.

About the DDI

The Data Documentation Initiative is an international effort to establish a standard for technical documentation describing social science data.

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