2006-04-10This workshop will provide hands-on experience in marking up a Statistics Canada dataset using Nesstar Publisher. This workshop is Part 3 of a continuing series on Understanding DDI (Data Documentation Initiative). Nesstar Publisher is a software/hardware product which allows users to markup documents in XML (EXtensible Markup Language) using DDI specifications. A brief overview will act as a refresher to the DDI specifications before the exercise begins. The exercise will provide users with a start to finish example of creating a DDI compliant dataset. Participants will each be provided with access to a Statistics Canada dataset, a workbook and access to Nesstar Publisher. With guidance from the instructors, participants will learn how to create a unique template, fill in tags and publish the dataset onto a Nesstar server. (Note: Data associated with this presentation is available on the DLI FTP site under folder 1873-218.)
Ontario DLI Training, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
2004-04-07An overview of the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI). See also A DDI Primer: DDI Tools by Carol Perry (7-Apr-2004).
2004-04-05A sketch of the major events that shaped the data world in Canada from the early 80's until today.
Ontario DLI Training, Queen's University, Kingston, ON
2005-04-13This workshop is a continuation of the DDI power point presentation given at the previous year's DLI Training in Kingston. It is intended as a primer for those interested in understanding the basic concepts of the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) and the Data Type Definition (DTD) statements. This time participants will have the opportunity to take a closer look, examine the tags, determine criteria for selection and create an XML template.
CAPDU/DLI Ontario Training, Queen's University, Kingston, ON
2003-12-10This presentation explains the how and why of the Data Documenation Initiative (DDI). The DDI uses XML as a standardized mark-up language to allow for easier access and dissemination of data.
ACCOLEDS/DLI Training, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB