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Dear Sir,
I like to submit the below abstract for your kind consideration. I am the member of Data Rescue IG in RDA. Being an LDC country’s member we took the initiatives to development of Metadata, Time series data through a Project(DCMPT). Please read the full document where we are seeking for technical assistance from your organization.
With best regards.
Roy

Abstract: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has vowed to convert Census/Surveys micro data for next generation technology format use processed in IBM proprietary technology. After Bangladesh’s independence, there is a rich repository of statistical information in IBM 360 to ES/9000 mainframe tapes, dating back to late 1970s and early 2000s time.
The overarching objective is to strengthen the prevailing national statistical archiving system. BBS will be making available of this large volume of converted data to the citizens of Bangladesh (if needed world community) so that academic and scholarly debates can take place taking cognizance of historical data.
This is a big step towards dissemination of Big Data covering Bangladesh’s economic developmental trend since its birth in 1971. By revisiting time series data, it is hoped that well-informed and meticulous policies can be designed and formulated in the future. Most fundamentally, availability and easy accessibility to such a large volume of Big Data will inspire reassessing economic theories and indicators of development informing Bangladesh’s position in global rankings like SDG.
Key Words: mainframe, historical data, IBM, archiving, SDG.