Monday, January 30, 2017

DLI Archives Access

I'm having difficulty accessing the DLI list archives provided through any of the links at One of the StatCan links (under the heading "The dlilist archives") gives me a "page not found" message and other (in the paragraph under the "Asking a question on the dlilist") gives me a 404 error.

Am I looking in the wrong place for the archives or are the archives actually down?

Currently the dlilist archives are not available externally. A solution is being pursued in order to make it accessible to the public in the future. The DLI is currently in the process of updating all the links and materials on the web site.

We are pursuing making the old list (pre 2012) monarch dlilist archive available.

You can access the list archive, from 2012-present, here:

Please note, you must create a password to access the site. Your email is the one that is registered with the list. If you are unsure, please let us know and we can help retrieve it.

If you do not already have a password for the DLILIST, we recommend that you set one now. If you have an existing password, it has been copied to the new server. The password can be used for email commands as well as for access to the web interface, which hosts the list archive.

A LISTSERV password is linked to your subscribed address (Email which is subscribe to the DLILIST). If you do not know, please contact us at

To set your password for this server, visit:

I took the feedback from the community at the regional training sessions regarding the value of the old mhonarch files and have been working with our IT resources to make the content of the old listserv discoverable again. We have successfully extracted the contents from the old server and have successfully tested the functionality internally. We are acquiring the server for external access and seeking the necessary security approvals to make it available.

We anticipate by the end of the fiscal year (end of March) we should have the old listserv archives discoverable.