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Historical Data Conversion and Archiving project

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    Historical Data Conversion and Archiving
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    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.*

    OpenWorld_0.pdf

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    Chris Muller
    Member

    Mr. Roy,

    I believe you’ve been working on this cause for more than a decade. It’s the perfect example of cases where nations, faced with urgent pressures from many directions cannot assign high priority (and money) to causes like this. But, as I’m sure members of this group understand, the long term benefits of rescuing and preserving data like this are great for both your nation and human culture in general.

    If any members are aware of sources for financial support of Mr. Roy’s cause, it URGENT that they be made aware of this need.

    Chris

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