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The Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) is a partnership between post-secondary institutions and Statistics Canada for improving access to Canadian data resources. This program provides access to a large collection of Public Use Microdata files and to a special collection of aggregate data tables. To complement the access Statistics Canada provide the DLI community with dedicated research assistance, support on how to use the Microdata files and tools to improve student and faculty access to the data.
Microdata files enable researchers to query data at a more detailed resolution than summary or aggregated data (such as found on the Statcan website) allows. Saint Mary's members can explore the Data Liberation Initiative Public Use Microdata Files (DLI PUMFS) Collection, using the Nesstar database (linked below), and can contact Joyce Thomson, Digital Services Librarian, to obtain further assistance.
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