We’ve launched support for Alternative Names in the Aristotle Metadata Registry - and ticked another milestone off the 2021 Aristotle Metadata Roadmap
In the Aristotle Metadata Registry, all metadata types have a name that identifies them across the registry. However, in reality things rarely have a single “name” - for example, as an individual I go by Sam, Samuel or “Sam Spencer”. Similarly, metadata and related data releases also have multiple names.
For example, the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations is also formally known as ANZSCO - and both names need to be recorded.
Previously, only one name could be recorded for metadata types but now - we’ve added ISO-compliant support into the Aristotle Metadata Registry so that all the different names of your metadata can be recorded.
By defining an Alternative Name Type , you can specifiy the different ways metadata is named across your organisation, and help users accurately understand how data is named and identified - for example, using Alternative Names you can add:
- a “Short name” to capture an abbreviated name that is used when reporting
- a “Common Name” to store how users usually refer to metadata
- a “Physical name” to record how a metadata field is commonly refered in a database
As you can see below, we’ve set up an “Abbreviation” alternative name in Aristotle.Cloud and when hovering, a user can see exactly what this means:
And lastly - alternative names can even be used when generating downloads to override how metadata is displayed when producing PDF or Word data dictionaries!
To learn more about how to setup and create Alternative Names from our Knowledge Base, or ask us a question below: