The Data Cookbook provides a central, highly visible Web-based location to store and manage our institutional data knowledge. By defining business and technical terms in a specific way (to allow access to precise information stored on various databases on campus), it saves hours of staff time spent explaining, researching, and learning the meaning of the terms used across Kansas State University.
Administrators and various functional offices are using the Data Cookbook to define core data in collaboration with partners on campus. This will make the reporting process more efficient in addition to providing a central place to share our terminology.
The Data Cookbook is one of those things you can jump into right away. It includes approval, sharing and collaborating features. (More information about Data Cookbook in general may be found at http://www.datacookbook.com).
Come join me and see what the Data Cookbook can do for you! This presentation will include some real-world scenarios of data requests for reports and the uses of the knowledge in the Data Cookbook to extract that specific information for official reports. This tool is used by faculty to define the institutional data they need for their research and other work on campus.