1104.0 - CURF Microdata News, Aug 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/08/2010   
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Recently there have been a number of changes made to improve the visibility and discoverability of Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs) on the ABS website. The changes will assist users to locate and identify the CURFs and their associated Technical Manuals, Data Item Lists and Information Papers.

What has changed?

There is now a direct link to the CURF Microdata Entry Page via the 'Discover CURF Microdata' logo on the right hand side of the ABS home page.

'Microdata' has been added to the title on all CURF releases which enables users to locate CURFs from all ABS pages including search results retrieved via the Google search engine, for example, Microdata: Income and Housing, Basic and Expanded CURF, Australia, 2007-08

Some changes were made to product catalogue numbers to merge related products together. Where this has happened notes have been attached to the 'About this release page'. Searches on the old catalogue numbers can be conducted using the Google search engine and results should direct users to the correct product.

CURF product information can now be searched separately to other ABS statistical information via the ‘Statistics’ page on the ABS website. A search is possible by catalogue number, release date or topic.

Currently we do not recommend using the by title view and would encourage all users to continue using the List of Available CURFs page.

We believe these changes will help you to locate CURF products with a new level of ease, so please have a look!

Feedback is welcome on <microdata.access@abs.gov.au>.