The Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) is pleased to announce the launch of the Beyond 20/20 Web Data Server (WDS) beta site <https://dli-idd.statcan.gc.ca/wds> as part of its overall web-dissemination effort. The WDS is a Web-based multidimensional table viewer that allows the dissemination of data over the Web in a variety of formats. It extends the functionality of the browser by allowing users to view and manipulate .ivt files over the Web without installing any client-side software. The content hosted on the WDS is the DLI’s aggregate collection, including census profiles and topic-based tabulations, geography files, and tables from numerous social surveys. The DLI team continues to move files into the WDS. Nesstar remains the DLI’s web data portal for access to microdata.
The launch of the WDS also introduces the restructured collection pages <http://www.stat can.gc.ca/dli-ild/dli-idd-coll-eng.htm> on the DLI’s website. Access to the DLI content on the website has been enhanced by the delivery of data services online to the DLI community. As a result, the DLI product pages have been retired.
Our goal remains to support you in your role as data librarians and your users with access to relevant and timely Canadian data resources.