Documentation:Koerner Library Services Referral/Data

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Welcome to the wiki for Koerner Library Services Referral. This wiki is a space for Koerner Library staff to share and contribute knowledge regarding referral to our many services.
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Data Services

Description The Data Services unit manages paper and digital numerical data, including organization, cataloging, and distribution.
Services Provided Assistance with locating statistical (numerical) data such as the results of a survey, census, or other research.
Website http://data.library.ubc.ca/
General Contact Info Data Services, Walter C. Koerner Library
The University of British Columbia
1958 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada
Telephone: 604-822-5587
Fax: 604-822-9122
Whom to Refer To For drop-in help:
  • Kelly Schultz, Data & GIS Librarian (822-8667)
  • Paul Lesack, Data/GIS Analyst (822-5587
If Staff not Available Email for an appointment:
  • paul.lesack@ubc.ca
  • kelly.schultz@ubc.ca
Location Koerner Library, Level 2
Hours of Service Staff are usually available Monday thru Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Keywords and Phrases Statistical data, numerical data
Sample Questions Which province has the highest crime rate? (Crime statistics)

What is the average age in Toronto, and how has it changed over the years? (Census data)
Has the number of emergency room admissions increased or decreased in British Columbia in each of the last 10 years? (Health statistics)

Abacus Abacus is the library's data server that contains digital numerical data, including census and survey data. Login is required (CWL or Library barcode and PIN) to download licensed data. Website:

http://dvn.library.ubc.ca.ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/dvn/dv/UBCLDS

Links Statistics Canada: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html