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An overview of selected DLI projects 2007-2008. Marie-Claire Lauzon, Statistics Canada DLI Atlantic Training Acadia University April 24, 2008. Objective . To provide an overview of some the projects the DLI unit has been working on in 2007-2008 The DLI Survival Guide

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an overview of selected dli projects 2007 2008

An overview of selected DLI projects 2007-2008

Marie-Claire Lauzon, Statistics Canada

DLI Atlantic Training

Acadia University

April 24, 2008

objective
Objective
  • To provide an overview of some the projects the DLI unit has been working on in 2007-2008
    • The DLI Survival Guide
    • The new and improved DLI collection interface
    • A faster search tool for the DLI listserv
    • DDI – Data Documentation Initiative and Nesstar
the dli survival guide a bit of history
The DLI Survival Guide – A bit of history
  • Based on:
    • The “Brian McNally First Aid CD-ROM” produced by Elizabeth Hamilton and her colleagues at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) - A quick reference guide for librarians that dedicate a short amount of time to data services
    • The 1997 training binder for new data librarians developed by the DLI unit
the dli survival guide a bit of history1
The DLI Survival Guide – A bit of history
  • These resources were expanded through the efforts of Jane Fry, Carleton University, and the DLI unit at Statistics Canada
  • Chuck Humphrey, University of Alberta and Nancy Lemay, University of Ottawa, also contributed to the Guide
dli survival guide national training day demo
DLI Survival Guide – National Training Day Demo
  • Draft version of the Guide presented during the DLI National Training Day (May 2007)
  • DLI unit received more than 100 suggestions from the DLI community
  • Incorporated these suggestions and translated the Guide
  • Released an updated, password protected, version
let s have a closer look
Let’s have a closer look…
  • http://www.statcan.ca:8092/english/Dli/csk/power/toc/index-en.htm
    • Username: Framew0rK
    • Password: newWebs1te
dli survival guide recent developments
DLI Survival Guide – Recent developments
  • Last month, the Centre of Expertise on Accessibility reviewed the guide and provided accessibility related recommendations
  • Their recommendations led us to re-write and re-code certain sections of the Guide
    • Replaced menu on right side with links at the top
    • Removed any instances of “click here”
    • Re-wrote expressions like “Position your mouse over the link below" (not everyone uses a mouse)
dli survival guide next steps
DLI Survival Guide – Next Steps
  • Currently testing search feature with search specialists from our Dissemination Division
  • This week, the Guide is undergoing TASS (Testing and Support Services Unit) testing
    • Examine how the Guide works in different browsers
    • Identify any broken links
    • Provide usability recommendations
  • We will then implement the usability recommendations and release the Guide
the new dli collection interface
The new DLI collection interface
  • Goal: Facilitate access to DLI data and metadata
  • Being developed by IT specialists in the Dissemination Division
  • Jackie Godfrey is our DLI lead on the project
  • Will allow users to both browse and search the DLI collection
  • Will pull information from IMDB and Online Catalogue
  • Will eventually completely replace our static DLI collections pages
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The new DLI collection interface
  • Interface is based on the Statistics Canada Analytical Studies module
  • Users can search the Online Catalogue for DLI products by keyword
  • They can also browse the IMDB for DLI related surveys and related products
    • By Subject
    • By Date
    • By Survey
let s have a look at the prototype
Let’s have a look at the prototype…
  • http://www.statcan.ca/dli/english/dli?&dfold=0&currpg=1&sfold=0&survfold=0
dli collection interface prototype
DLI Collection Interface Prototype
  • Next Steps
    • Continue to develop searching and browsing functionality, the interface design
    • Perform usability testing
    • Launch the interface and use it with the DLI static pages
    • Develop a fully independent interface
the new dlilist search tool
The new dlilist search tool
  • Prototype based on open source application
  • A faster alternative to the existing listserv search tool
  • Available under “Alternate Search” on the dlilist
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The new dlilist search tool
  • Supports Boolean
    • AND, OR, NOT
    • Must be capitalized
  • Use “ ” to search as phrase
  • Use * to truncate
search results compared
Search results compared
  • Prototype faster
  • Primary tool shows search terms in bold in results
  • Primary tool shows total # of documents searched and # found
dlilist search tool next steps
dlilist search tool - next steps
  • Request input from the DLI community (Is this a tool that you would find helpful?)
  • Complete the prototype’s development
    • Functionality
      • Bold search terms in results list
      • Display # of documents searched and retrieved
      • Show author’s name
      • Search within results
    • Develop the interface
    • Test
    • Launch
ddi data documentation initiative
DDI – Data Documentation Initiative
  • DDI – Data Documentation Initiative
  • An international XML-based metadata tagging system for social science data
  • Allows for detailed and structured information searches across repositories or data collections tagged using DDI specifications
ddi data documentation initiative1
DDI – Data Documentation Initiative
  • Statistics Canada working on DDI project since April 2007
  • Other groups working on DDI:
    • ODESI (Ontario Data Extraction System Infrastructure) – a jointly funded project between the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and OntarioBuys
    • Statistics Canada Research Data Centres (RDCs) will be coding Statistics Canada master files in DDI format
  • DDI specialist in DLI unit is Linda Harding-Devries
ddi best practices document
DDI Best Practices Document
  • DLI unit has worked with:
    • Dr Michelle Edwards (Guelph University)
    • Jane Fry (Carleton University)
    • Irene Wong (University of Alberta)
    • Special Surveys Division at Statistics Canada
  • Developed the Statistics Canada best practices document for coding Statistics Canada files in DDI format
    • Goal: Ensure consistency in marking up surveys
  • Also working with other Divisions within StatCan on DDI related projects
  • Provides training to Statistics Canada Divisions on tagging DDI files
statistics canada files in ddi
Statistics Canada files in DDI
  • The following StatCan data files have been coded in DDI and are available through the DLI Nesstar site:
    • Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS), 2000-2007
    • 1996 Census of Population (Households and Housing, Families and Individuals Files)
    • Public Service Employee Opinion Survey (PSES), 2002 and 2005
    • Residential Telephone Service Survey (RTSS), 2004 (May and December), 2005 and 2006
    • Youth Smoking Survey (YSS), 2002
  • We will be adding these files next week:
    • Canadian Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 2004
    • Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2000 to 2006
the statistics canada nesstar site
The Statistics Canada Nesstar site
  • The DLI Nesstar site will be the official repository for StatCan data files in DDI compliant format
    • a virtual data library
    • users can search, browse, download and manipulate Statistics Canada data files to create their own tables
  • Files will be available in both French and English
  • DLI contacts can access DLI data with a user name and password
  • The metadata will be available to all. Clients will be able to perform variable level searches to locate data files
  • Next files to be tagged are Census of Population, Public Service Employee Opinion Survey (PSES), Residential Telephone Service Survey (RTSS), Youth Smoking Survey (YSS) files
  • Statistics Canada Nesstar site: www62.statcan.ca