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Media by which statistical data and /or metadata are disseminated to users.

In SDMX, "Dissemination Formats" refers to the various means of dissemination used for making the data available to the public. It would include a description of the various formats available, including where and how to get the information (for instance paper, electronic publications, on-line databases).

Under the SDDS, the concept of dissemination formats is divided into two categories: "hardcopy" and "electronic" publications, which detail the reference documents through which users may access the data described in the metadata and, where relevant, detailed components beyond the minimum prescribed.

Source Publication:
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) - BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IBRD, IMF, OECD and UNSD - Metadata Common Vocabulary.

Cross References:
Data dissemination
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX)

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

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Created on Monday, December 19, 2005

Last updated on Wednesday, March 8, 2006