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SPARC Digital Repositories meeting includes session on open data

Kathleen Shearer of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries organized and chaired a panel on Open Data was held at the SPARC Digital Repositories meeting on November 8, 2010.  IASSIST members Gail Steinhart and Chuck Humphrey were two of the three members on this panel.  Kevin Ashley, Director of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), was the third. more...

More on the Canadian Long Form Census

This is a truly fascinating set of events unfurling in Canada.   I thought I would add a bit (in too many words) for those of you who don't have the pleasure of Canadian media outlets. J more...

IASSIST letter to Canadian Government on loss of 2011 Census long form

Industry Canada
Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
Minister of Industry
C.D. Howe Building
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H5                                25 July 2010



Dear Minister Clement more...

CAPDU - Canadian Census

More info on what the response has been in Canada is available here: http://capdu.wordpress.com/   Very interesting to watch this unfold if you are interested in data or interested in how these community responses  develop. 

Canadian census - no more long form

It appears that the Federal Government has decided to no longer have the mandatory long form in the upcoming census (2011).  This is the list of detailed questions filled out by about 20% of households.  It will be replaced with another voluntary survey.   This has many potential implications, especially for those using the census 'longitudinally'.   It may have some positive spinoffs, since the replacement has a potentially larger sample size.   The disturbing part is that we are not more...

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    Welcome to the special volume of the IASSIST Quarterly (IQ (37):1-4, 2013). This special issue started as exchange of ideas between Libbie Stephenson and Margaret Adams to collect

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