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Data Resource Integration: Understanding and Resolving a Disparate Data Resource by Michael H. Brackett

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Chapter 5 DATA INVENTORY CONCEPT

Inventorying data is the first step to resolving data disparity.

The first step toward integrating a disparate data resource is to inventory the existing data. The existing data may be in operational data files, in evaluational data files, in data models, on screens, reports, and forms, in a variety of documentation, or in people’s minds. All of these sources need to be identified and documented to fully understand the existing disparate data resource.

Chapter 5 describes the concepts and principles for inventorying disparate data, the structure for documenting that inventory, and the various components of a disparate data resource that could be inventoried. Chapter 6 describes the actual process and techniques ...

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