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Do-It-Yourself User Conference on the 1997 Economic Census

Perhaps you can't make it to one of our scheduled user conferences, or  perhaps you would like to have our resource materials so that you can conduct a conference of your own. Below are links to the presentations developed for a recent conference, in WordPerfect format (.wpd) for easy viewing of slides and narrative together, in WordPerfect Presentations format (.shw) for your own delivery (compressed into .zip), or in pdf (.pdf) for viewing slides (no text) without any other software.

You may also view the contents the information kit we hand out.

Pressed for time? Get a brief introduction with our interactive slide show in html.

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Scope and Uses of Economic Census Data
Scope of the Census; how data were collected; how businesses use the data; how government agencies use the data.
North American Industry Classification System
Introduction to the new NAICS system and its effects on the data; why the SIC was replaced; how are NAICS and SIC different; bridging between NAICS and SIC.
1997 Economic Census Products
Redesigning census products for the information age; types of reports; how CD-ROM, Internet, and print products compare; release schedules.
Working with Economic Census Data
Accessing data on CD-ROM and on the web; comparability issues in assembling time series data; reference materials; sources of assistance.

For more information

If, after reviewing these materials, you have questions on their content, ask Dr. Census or contact Paul Zeisset at 301-457-4151.