Category Archives: Data Research

What open data support should public libraries provide?

With the increase in open data forums at the municipal level, people are getting involved in the open data movement from a variety of backgrounds. Developers, government administrators, educators, journalists and citizens interested in transparency are all coming together to … Continue reading

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Tutorial for communities ― Finding local Canadian census data

With the updated National Household Survey (NHS) being released tomorrow, this recent video from Statistics Canada explains (very briefly) how to look up census information on your community. You can always contact Infotrova if you need assistance in locating demographic … Continue reading

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Canada At A Glance is out, 2013 edition

Created annually by Statistics Canada, Canada At A Glance is probably the best quick reference compendium of statistics on Canada. With the Canada Year Book now gone, this is about as entry-level as you are going to get to the … Continue reading

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Forget big data, small data is the real revolution

Rufus Pollock, Founder and Co-Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation, wrote a wonderful article in the Guardian yesterday that summarized what I’ve been thinking about for quite a while (but in a much more erudite, focused way). Basically, with all … Continue reading

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