IGC - Springing Up with New Terms!
By: Liz Zodeiko
These past several weeks leading into Spring have been busy. Thanks to the diligent efforts of our data stewards, representing areas such as PeopleSoft UG Admission, PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, PeopleSoft HCM, PeopleSoft Financials, Facilities, Housing Real-Estate Services, STRIPES, and Time Collection, the Information Governance Catalog (IGC) metadata content is starting to take shape. A catalog structure has been created and is being tested. Business terms are being defined and loaded into the individual catalogs. The CeDAR Team is diligently constructing the production IGC instance, testing security and infrastructure. At the February Cognos-Tableau Users Group Meeting, Leah Targon demonstrated a small sampling of IGC content. Moving forward, when a substantive amount of business terms are loaded into the IGC, the data stewards will review the content and have the opportunity to make edits and add or delete business terms. Business terms will have a short description, long description, a definition and data security classification - “Restricted”, “Confidential”, “Unrestricted within Princeton”, and “Publically Available” - providing valuable information about the data within the Information Warehouse. A robust metadata catalog within the IGC will both aid and complement the anticipated Cognos upgrade this summer, providing those who are testing and writing new reports with a resource clarifying the data within the various Cognos packages. Stay tuned as more information about the IGC is announced at the April Cognos-Tableau Users Group Meeting.