Questions for mtg. on 4/7/04 re whipping the existing CBP metadata into shape:
-What's the minimum needed to have a file be ready for handoff to data access?
-took a prelim. look at final STF1 and can see that naming conventions have to change, but what else?
-What should I do w/the SIC codes?
-If I treat the SIC/NAICS codes as regular vars rather than StdCatgry, then we need clean copies of each set of codes as a ref. file for programming purposes, right?
-Would those side files need to be in DDI themselves?
Things for Amy to check on:
-how far back do machine readable Cbp files go? Assuming just 1977 for time being, need to check documentation (ICPSR or geostat?) to see how much diff. there is from 77 to 86; similarly need to look at doc. for 88-98 for differences. Mostly differences should be trivial - swapping out of one industrial classification for another (or same class., diff. version). However, have vague memory of actual content diff. from 87 to 88...