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NCJ Number: 154875 Find in a Library
Title: Future Directions for the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data: Report of the Task Force
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Bureau of Justice Statistics Clearinghouse
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Task Force on Future Directions for the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data met three times and agreed on a set of evaluations for the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to follow vis-a-vis the maintenance and distribution of data, data processing, types of data for inclusion in the Archive, and expansion of the Archive's user base and services.
Abstract: The Task Force recommended that, by the end of 1995, all data and machine-readable documents of various types should be made available via the Internet. In addition, BJS data, with explore- and-extract software, should be placed on the Internet's World Wide Web. The Bureau should set and announce reasonable time goals for the collection, processing, and release of BJS data. The Archive should develop specifications of preferred formats for data producers to use in preparing machine-readable data and documentation files. The Task Force suggested that BJS should focus on obtaining expanded archival holdings in terms of State and local, Federal, and international data. Finally, BJS should try to improve accessibility and availability of data and documentation for the media and for individuals not skilled in the use of computers. 3 appendixes
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Criminal justice archive and information network; Criminology; Databases; Task force reports
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