Table of Contents

  1. About the DLI
    1. An Introduction to the DLI
      1. What services are provided?
      2. What data is available?
      3. Background
      4. Continuum of Access
    2. The DLI Community
      1. The Statistics Canada DLI team
      2. The DLI member institutions
      3. The DLI External Advisory Committee (EAC)
      4. The DLI Professional Development Committee
      5. Regional Training Coordinators
    3. DLI Reports
      1. DLI Annual Reports
      2. Minutes of the External Advisory Committee
  2. Administration
    1. The DLI Licence
      1. The Data Liberation Initiative Licence Agreement
      2. A guide to applying the DLI licence
    2. Password
    3. DLI Contacts
      1. What to do and who to advise when a DLI Contact changes
    4. DLI Training Sessions
      1. About DLI training sessions
      2. National training sessions
      3. Webinars
    5. Travel subsidies
    6. Fees and Invoicing
      1. Fees to join the DLI
      2. Invoicing procedures
    7. Withdrawing from the DLI Program
      1. Implications of withdrawing from the DLI program
  3. What is my Role as a DLI Contact
    1. DLI Contacts
      1. DLI Alternates
    2. The DLI Graphic Identifier
      1. About the DLI graphic identifier
      2. Using the DLI graphic identifier
    3. Training and Professional Development
      1. Data service Skills
      2. Emerging trends
      3. For more information
  4. Resources
    1. The dlilist
      1. About the dlilist
      2. Subscribing and unsubscribing
      3. Changing your email address
      4. Dlilist archives
      5. Asking a question on the dlilist
      6. DIGRS
    2. The DLI Update Newsletter
      1. About the DLI Update
      2. Examples of articles written for the DLI Update
      3. Submitting articles to the DLI Update
    3. The DLI Training Repository
      1. About the DLI Training Repository (TR)
      2. Access to the TR
      3. Sample training sessions
    4. Contacts
      1. Canadian data organizations
      2. International data organizations
  5. Data Concepts
    1. About Data
      1. The difference between statistical information, statistics and data
      2. Statistical Information
      3. Statistics
      4. Data
    2. Statistical methods
    3. Metadata
      1. About metadata
      2. Different types of metadata
    4. Aggregate Data
      1. About aggregate data
      2. Different types of aggregate data
    5. Microdata
      1. About microdata
      2. Different types of microdata
      3. Master files
      4. Share files
      5. Synthetic files
      6. Public use microdata files (PUMFs)
      7. Access to PUMFs through DLI
    6. Classification systems used at Statistics Canada
  6. Working with Data
    1. Using Microdata Files
      1. Getting the files ready for use
    2. Statistical Analysis Software
      1. About statistical analysis software
      2. Different types of statistical analysis software
      3. Converting to other formats
    3. Using Software
      1. Beyond 20/20
      2. Exporting PDF file tables into Excel
      3. Importing Excel file tables into SPSS
      4. Exporting an SPSS file to Excel
      5. GeoSuite
      6. Postal CodeOM Conversion File
    4. Geospatial Data
      1. The difference between maps and geospatial data
      2. Geographic Products
    5. Using Geospatial Software
      1. ArcInfo
      2. Other
  7. Accessing and Citing DLI Data
    1. What is in the DLI Collection
      1. List of DLI Collection holdings
      2. Survey acronyms
      3. Surveys without products
    2. Accessing DLI Data
      1. The difference between the DLI EFT, Nesstar and WDS
    3. The DLI EFT Site
      1. About the EFT site
      2. Understanding the DLI EFT directory structure
      3. The naming convention of files
      4. The readme files
      5. Retrieving files from the DLI EFT site
    4. The DLI Nesstar
      1. About Nesstar
      2. Accessing Nesstar
      3. Retrieving files from Nesstar
    5. The WDS
      1. Accessing the WDS
    6. DLI Mirror site
      1. Data from other producers
      2. Requesting data not found in the DLI collection
    7. Secondary Data Distributers
    8. Other Sources of Data
    9. Citing Data
      1. The importance of citing data
      2. How to Cite Statistics Canada Products
  8. Frequently Asked Questions
    1. Who do I contact for Technical Help?
    2. When will a new PUMF be released?
    3. How do I update Institution IPs?
    4. Who do I contact for EFT password reset?
    5. How do I access the dlilist Listserv Archives?
    6. How do I set a password for the dlilist?
    7. How do I unsubscribe from the dlilist?
  9. Glossary