Menu for the DLI Training Session
March 14-15, 2002, Wolfville, NS


All sessions will be held in the TechKnow Centre, Vaughan Memorial Library.

Thursday, 14 March 2002
8:15-9:00 Registration, materials distribution, & continental breakfast
9:00-9:45 Local Updates and DLI Central update
Mike Sivyer, Sage Cram
What is new or notable in your area? This is a chance to find out what solutions others are exploring and a chance to hear of some of the new developments at Statistics Canada with the DLI unit.
9:45-10:00ish Time to stretch!
10:05-11:00 Swatting Vectors: CANSIM II, road-tested
Aspi Balsara
CANSIM II is out of the gate and rolling. What do you need to know to explain and use CANSIM II and what are the differences between CHASS, ESTAT, and STC access?
11:00-12:00 Finding stats: terms, tools and techniques
E. Hamilton
Last year, there was a request for "Deconstructing Terms" found in STC products-what do the myriad of terms mean and how can we help our users interpret classification guides, terminology, and the mysteries of STC language?



A statistical concept to love!: Units of Analysis
Chuck Humphrey
One of the first steps in a reference interview is determining what is it the user really wants or needs. In many cases, the question comes down to the unit of analysis-what is it that is being investigated or researched. Chuck will take us through the concept of the unit of analysis so that we can improve our reference service—and make our lives easier as a result!

3:00-3:15 Biobreak - Fresh fruit tray, coffee, tea, ice water

Working with Complex Surveys
Chuck Humphrey
Understanding the unit of analysis concept makes working with complex data files a virtual piece of cake. For example, which file should you use in the Canadian Travel Survey? Can you extend that knowledge to other files, like the Labour Force Survey annual files? Wait for it: this is the Far Side Session! But all will be revealed!

The end of the first day of training will feature a restorative dinner at the Blomidon Inn, and provide motivation and energy for the second day…

Friday, 15 March 2002
8:15-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Census 2001—Hits the Pavement!
John Williamson
The first release of the Census 2001 is scheduled for 12 March 2002. We will have John Williamson from Census Division to guide us through the new interface, and to reveal the world ahead as the Census numbers break out of Tunney's Pasture.
10:30-11:00 Time to stretch!
11:00-12:00 View of the World: a Geography Moment
Chuck Humphrey et al.
Something for everyone! And if you don't have ArcView or a sophisticated GIS package, can you still take advantage of the geo-spatial products in DLI? Yes, you can!


1:15-3:30 Product highlights
E. Hamilton
The votes have been cast:
  • Canadian Business Patterns
  • Food Stats
  • Taxfiler data
  • ED and SPED
3:30-3:45 Biobreak - Fresh fruit tray, coffee, tea, ice water
3:45-4:30 Helping each other: Panel
Facilitator and All
We will focus on continuing the sharing of web pages, handouts, teaching experiences, best/worst questions to help each other find better ways to manage DLI products
4:30-5:00 What I need is…
Flip chart review, future training opportunities and needs, wrap up and requests for follow-up from Statistics Canada.

End of training, and a safe trip home!

Post-Workshop Reflections


© 2002
Contact Mary.MacLeod@AcadiaU.ca
or hamilton@unb.ca