Data-Planet™ Statistical DataSheets to Be Indexed in Paratext’s Public Documents Masterfile™

DataSheets providing a visual representation, links to data, and contextual descriptions of indicators in the vast Data-Planet repository of statistical data will be accessible for Public Documents Masterfile subscribers.

Data-Planet™ is pleased to announce that it has recently signed an agreement with Paratext, a leader in providing access to United States government documents, to index an extensive collection of Data-Planet DataSheets representing US federal datasets information, in Public Documents Masterfile (PDM).

Libraries who subscribe to both properties will link directly from search results into more than 150,000 Data-Planet DataSheets, complete with a chart, map, or graph, statistical abstract, and downloadable datasets. Public Documents Masterfile users without a subscription to Data-Planet will link directly to the DataSheet statistical abstract and citation.

The Data-Planet repository of statistical content currently holds more than 3.9 billion time series presented in maps, trends, tables, and/or rankings. The datasets are sourced from reputable public and private organizations and cover topics across 16 broad subject areas, including Agriculture and Food; Banking, Finance, and Insurance; Criminal Justice; Education; Energy Resources and Industries; Government and Politics; Health; Housing and Construction; Industry; Commerce; International Relations; Labor; Defense; and more. The extensive Data-Planet repository is searchable in the new Statistical Ready Reference interface designed specifically for quick searching of statistical data, as well as in the powerful Data-Planet Statistical Datasets platform.

Public Documents Masterfile provides electronic, single search access to United States government publications from 1789 to present. It is designed to unlock new original research material for American Studies programs, government data repositories, and Congressional, Executive and Legislative branch information.

“We are excited to offer this access for PDM searchers and really excited to work with Paratext,” President Matt Dunie remarked. “Adding our DataSheets to PDM helps surface relevant statistical datasets for searchers of government documents, and supports our overriding objective of making statistical data more widely discoverable to a diverse population of library users.”

Eric Calaluca, Paratext CEO commented: “The deployment of Data-Planet’s unique statistical DataSheets via our Public Documents Masterfile is a substantial enhancement to the PDM service.  This addition means researchers can now simultaneously query vast quantities of officially sourced data easily alongside US historical and contemporary government documents through a single platform.”

About Data Planet

Data-Planet delivers officially sourced statistical data made usable by applying standards to data that does not adhere to standards, harmonizing disparate datasets, and applying descriptive information and metadata to make data more findable. The result, built over several years, is Data-Planet: a very large dynamic repository with the ability to ingest massive amounts of statistical data combined with descriptive content and a robust suite of visualization, search, and analysis capabilities on a single platform. For more information, see www.data-planet.com .

About Paratext

Paratext, founded in 1993, is an independent library information company based in Northern Virginia. Paratext produces authoritative research databases, in History, Major Reference Works, and US Government Documents. Paratext products are used within academic, public, and specialized libraries in North America and throughout the world. For more information, see www.paratext.com .

Bethesda, Maryland — January 21, 2014

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