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DLI Training Session, February 27-28, 2003, Wolfville, NS


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

Thursday, 27 February 2003
8:15 - 9:00 Registration, materials distribution, & name tags
9:00 - 10:00 Local Updates and DLI Central update
What have Mike, Sage, Jackie, Christiane and the others at Tunney's Pasture been doing to make our lives easier? This is an update on developments at Statistics Canada since our last meeting with the DLI unit and a chance to ask questions on everything from printing out documentation to navigating the Census 2001 geography files, and figuring out what to do with various versions of files.
10:00 - 10:35 Data Use and PUMFS
Where is research and teaching at your institution? After the session last year, we explored some of the uses of the National Population Health Survey-and then learned that access to public use microdata can never be taken for granted. Bring your own examples of research done by students and faculty using data, and we'll send the team back with evidence that Atlantic Canada is small, but mighty!
10:35 - 11:00 Health Break
11:00 - 12:15 Taming the Tiger:
The administration of the DLI license has always been a bit of a challenge-but we have new tools to help us, and our users, to determine an appropriate course of action. Trust us--there won't be any nodding heads in this session! [DLI 2003 licenser handout (.doc)] [DLI Atlantic License RI (.ppt)]
LUNCH (and tour the Irving Centre)
1:45 - 3:00 Popcorn by the Fire: product highlights and tech solutions
This is the time to get the scoop on products you've wondered about, and find about a few new utilities, tools, nuts and bolds. Sharing is good!
3:00 - 3:15 Health Break
3:15 - 5:00 Pilates with Chuck
Last year we were stretched with complex surveys using the Canadian Travel Survey. This year our data exercise will focus on shaping data from another of the interesting surveys available through DLI. After last year's exercise using finger puppets, you'll find fitness for more than just your fingers!
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, 28 February 2003
8:30 - 8:45 Get Pumfed! Coffee, tea and juice
8:45 - 10:30 "No Sex in New Brunswick?"
Canadian Community Health Survey—Something for Almost Everyone

It is true! One of the CCHS team will be traveling to Wolfville to give us a fast track to the Canadian Community Health Survey, our newest cross-sectional health survey. For many of our libraries, CCHS will be the workhorse that will supplant NPHS, now a longitudinal survey only.
Health Indicators
10:30 - 11:00 Health Break
11:00 - noon How Many Deviations From the Norm?
So, now we're pumped and want to get our hands on the CCHS results for our local health region. Let Chuck be your guide as we move CCHS into action in SPSS! CCHS will be there to throw us a life-line if we get into rough waters…
LUNCH (an tour the Irving Centre)
1:00 - 2:30 A Geography Morsel
Hold on to your GPS units! In this session, we're going to play with four sources of spatial data and end up with a take-home product to impress your colleagues
2:30 - 2:45 Health Break
2:45 - 4:00 Remote Numbers in Frozen Climates
This power session will take the issue of data delivery to the wall. We will focus on the best/worst features that help us manage DLI products: IDLS, CANSIM II, Census 2001, CHASS. We'll help determine how to make your life just a bit easier.
4:00 - 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!