Alexandra Cooper



  • 2008-05-28
    In Ontario, there is a movement afoot to mark up surveys in DDI and put them in an interface that allows them to be shared with other universities. A noble exercise, indeed! Our project, (Ontario Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure Initiative) provides university researchers with unprecedented access to a significant number of datasets in a web-based data extraction system. Access to the data with its accompanying standardized metadata is key to our project. However, the staff marking up these surveys do not necessarily think alike, so the formats used in marking up the surveys can and do vary across institutions. And this is taking place in only one province so this begs the question of what the formatting looks like when the marking up is done nationally. In this presentation, we will discuss the five Ws of a Best Practices Document: why we need one; when it happened; where it was put together; what the process was; and who will benefit from it.
    IASSIST 2008, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

  • 2008-04-03
    You will be using tutorials (developed at the University of Guelph and Queen's University) and giving feedback on what you liked, what you found difficult, and further directions for the futher development of more-advanced tutorials.

  • 2009-04-07
    Jeff and Alexandra will provide an overview of 'The Surveillance Project', a SSHRC-funded cross-national survey dealing with privacy and surveillance. As well, practical issues surrounding the 'deposit' of research data in academic data centres will be discussed. Ontario DLI Training, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

  • 2012-04-16
    In late 2009, Nesstar 4.0 was released supporting more multilingual options, aggregate data, and embedding of data into web pages. Nesstar 4.0 now supports new features and has improved functions in the metadata editor: Publisher, and the user interface: Webview (and in the server). The majority of the changes in Nesstar 4.0 are found in Publisher.

  • 2015-04-16
    Released 25 years ago under strict licencing conditions, rediscover the 1990 Ontario Health Survey and Mental Health Supplement, recently added to .