Day 1
DLI Atlantic 2006

Session 1.0

8:30 - 8:50

Meet, Greet and Eat


Session 1.1

8:56 - 10:50

Word from on high: Mike speaks

Through the voices of Monia and others, Mike will dispense news on the latest, the greatest and the best moments of the year-and of his career. Monia and Chuck will talk about why there are so many questions on licensing on the listserv these days, and we will talk a bit about the letter that your President/VP Research received last month.

There will be a Biobreak:
[Depending on good behaviour and desperation]

Mike Sivyer and his crew of rowdies

Session 1.2

11:15 - 12:15

A Taste of SPSS (only a morsel)

Producing a table that is not only yummy, but easy to digest! We'll review a few SPSS basics and talk about table interpretation, with a statistical test thrown in for fun. We don't want to spoil your lunch, so it will be short, sweet, and wholesome. [You'll balance it off with aerobics tomorrow morning]

A Taste of SPSS (.ppt) SPSS (v.13) (.pdf)
GSS17 subset (.sav) GSS17 subset (.pdf)

Elizabeth Hamilton, Chuck Humphrey

12:15 - 1:30

Celebrate the 10th anniversary with food!

Session 1.3

1:30 - 2:15

Product Highlights:

So many to pick from! We will see the PCCF family and Labour data cousins for sure, plus the Surprise Me category. Zucchini cake, anyone?

Jewels Among the Stones (.ppt) The Labour Family (.ppt)

The Knights of the Products Table

Session 1.4

2:15 - 2:45

IDLS: the Snacking Cake

IDLS can be used for a variety of functions and it is not necessary to be a sophisticated user to benefit from its capabilities. In fact, it is a great product for the "I have no time!" data contacts.

IDLS: the Snacking Cake (.ppt) IDLS as Discovery Tool Exercise (.doc)

Gilllian Byrne

2:45 - 3:10


Session 1.5

3:10 - 4:30


In search of robust and tasty health data!

Canadian Community Health Survey (.ppt)

Ingrid Ledrou

Session 1.6

Dessert Smorgasbord

Questions raised in this year's questionnaire--a morsel for everyone!

Dinner at the Blomidon

All who can!

Day 2
DLI Atlantic 2006

Session 2.1

9:00 - 9:30

Reference Mysteries

The requests keep surprising us at the Desk. We'll take a look at some of the best examples from the year on data questions and data solutions. Expect to work together a little bit. There are no superstars here-even Mike doesn't know everything!

Reference Mysteries (.ppt)

Elizabeth et al.

Session 2.2

9:30 - 10:15

Work that Cake off!—It's Aerobics Time!

We have all agreed that it is important for us to know how data are used and to increase our confidence with data documentation, statistical packages, and different (complex) data products. The vote this year? GSS data with multiple files! (Think of it as a delicious, chocolate fudge layer cake)

The Crime Scene (.ppt) Justice System Sources (.doc)




Session 2.2

10:35 - 11:45

Stretch it out! Aerobics Warm-down

Chuck rescues those who got behind on the first part of the exercise, and we all end up learning new things about our users and the data files in the DLI collection.

Chuck and Siobhan Hanratty



Session 2.3

1:00 - 1:30

Providing a Source? What a Concept!

We do want to know where it comes from-and so do our students. Find out how to cite everything from a print profile to an E-STAT cansim table with a "coming soon" DLI product.

Monia Bergeron

Session 2.4

1:30 - 2:45

Reference Mysteries—Sharing is Good!

Working together with colleagues is one of the ways we survive in this world (along with a good strategy, knowledge of the collection, and use of appropriate tools). We'll work on the questions and share the answers.



Break, if needed

Session 2.5

3:00 - 4:15

Anticipating Great Things: A Census Preview

What can we anticipate for the 2006 Census?? Are we still going to have DAs? Are farmers ever going to be linked up with their ethnic origin?

Paul Schwets and Stuart Fyffe

Session 2.6

4:15 - 5:00

What you—and your director-- need to know

About data rooms, RDCs, and where data services in Canada are headed. We'll also provide a taste of the future, flipchart answers, a wrapup, and give out prizes.

Gillian, Chuck and Mike

Cake and Prizes—To Go!

You don't get a prize if you leave early!

Have a safe trip home!Have a safe trip home!