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1 Data Liberation Initiative Please Use Our Data! IASSIST 2007, Montreal, QC Jane Fry, Carleton University Monia Bergeron, Data Liberation Initiative – Statistics Canada

2 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative Overview Background The Outcome The Survival Kit, section by section Next Steps A Sneak Peak

3 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative Background Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) –Statistics Canada - centralized –Price of data –Consortium

4 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative Background Data culture in Canada –Initially seven data centres –Now 71 participating institutions Role of DLI Contact

5 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative Background Contacts –varying levels of expertise –many hats –short term memories 1997 training guide Brian McNally First Aid cd-rom DLI Education Committee The team

6 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative The Outcome The Compleat DLI Survival Kit Please use our data

7 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative The Survival Kit Set-up Table of Contents Main Menu: left-hand side Section Menu: right-hand side Glossary Many, many links within

8 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative Section 1: About the DLI An Introduction to the DLI The DLI Community DLI Reports An Overview of the DLI The DLI Logo

9 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative Section 2: Administration The DLI Licence The DLI Password DLI Contacts Fees and Invoicing Withdrawing from the DLI Program

10 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative Section 3: Resources Contacts The DLI LIST The DLI Update Newsletter DLI Training Sessions (contd)

11 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative Section 3: Resources (contd) The DLI Training Repository The DLI Research Paper Series Research Data Centres Depository Services Program

12 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative Section 4: Different Types of Data About Data Metadata Aggregate Data Microdata Using Microdata Files Statistical Analysis Software

13 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative Section 5: Geography Files About Geography Files Geospatial Data Products to Help Combine Data and Geospatial Data

14 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative Section 6: Accessing and Citing DLI Data Accessing DLI Data The DLI FTP Site The DLI Web Site Other Ways of Accessing Statistics Citing Data

15 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative Section 7: The DLI Collection About the DLI Collection The Content of the DLI Collection Product Summaries Select Product Summaries

16 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative Section 8: Technical Help Who to Contact for Technical Help Utilities How to Use Statistical Software Using Geospatial Software

17 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative Section 9: Glossary Forget what the term means?

18 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative Next Steps Incorporate comments Translate Live!

19 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative A Sneak Peak Temporarily located at: Dli/iassist/power/toc/welcome.htm

20 IASSIST 2007 Data Liberation Initiative In Conclusion … The poster session! Thanks to: –Chuck Humphrey, University of Alberta –Wendy Watkins, Carleton University –Nancy Lemay, University of Ottawa


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