The SDC lead agency is located in the Technology and Data Services Section of OSBM, where it provides extensive resources for retrieving statistical information. Three state-level coordinating agencies work closely with the lead agency: 1. State Library of North Carolina - Answers data requests from State Data Center affiliates, state and local government agencies, and the public. Provides training for LINC and other data retrieval tools.
2. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science - Serves the research needs of the academic community for large datasets. 3. Center for Geographic Information and Analysis - Provides custom services using geospatial data
4. Local Affiliates -- Seventeen regional affiliates, ten public libraries, and six associated agencies serve data users in their service area. Seven academic affiliates offer specific subject expertise, such as agriculture and economics. In addition to census data services, the SDC tracks many statistical data releases among agencies and assesses their importance in budgeting and planning at the state and local levels. It monitors their release schedule, the general meaning of the data concepts involved, and the appropriate contact person for the series. It also maintains a general description of the methodology of data collection or development.
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