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Data Liberation Initiative (DLI): Welcome

About the Data Liberation Initiative

About the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI)

Data covered by the DLI include public use microdata files (PUMFs): anonymized records from surveys such as the General Social Survey, the Census, and the Survey of Labour & Income Dynamics, and digital cartographic files. 

The data obtained through the Data Liberation Initiative are for the use of faculty, students and staff of Mount Allison University for teaching and research purposes only. Use of the data for commercial or personal purposes is not permitted. For more details on the licence agreement see the Data Use Licence. For additional information please contact the Mount Allison University DLI Contact and Data Librarian, Elizabeth Stregger.  

What is the DLI?

DLI Survey Collection (List with acronyms)

Release Dates for DLI Products

Data Use Licence and Related Information

DLI Survival Guide (includes FAQ, glossary, etc.)

RDCs (Research Data Centres)

How to Cite Statistics Canada Products
- Includes examples for data files, maps, and all other formats.


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Accessing DLI Data

Questions? Ask a Librarian

For assistance with accessing and using DLI files contact Elizabeth Stregger, Data Librarian.

For assistance with Statistics Canada data generally, or to find out if you need DLI files, please see the Government Information & Statistics page, or contact the Government Information Librarian: Anita Cannon (364-2572).