November 29, 2012

2011 Census: Additional Standard Data Products Released


The 2011 Census Dissemination Project is pleased to announce the
official release of two additional standard data products from
the 2011 Census.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 8:30 a.m. (Ottawa time), sees the
official release, via the Internet, of the following products:

1. Complete 2011 Census Profile for dissolved census subdivisions
(dissolved CSDs) between 2006 and 2011:

98-314-X2011052
Census Profile - Age, Sex, Marital Status, Families, Households,
Dwellings and Language for Dissolved Census Subdivisions, 2011
Census

2. One additional topic-based tabulation for Aboriginal languages:

98-314-X2011047
Languages Spoken Most Often at Home - Detailed Aboriginal Languages
(85), Other Languages Spoken Regularly at Home - Aboriginal
Languages (10), Mother Tongue - Detailed Aboriginal Languages (85)
for the Population Excluding Institutional Residents of Canada,
Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions,
2011 Census

All standard products are available free of charge. These data
products can be accessed through a variety of gateways:

. Users can enter through today's 'New products and studies'
link from The Daily.

. Users can click on the Census button at the top of the right-hand
navigation bar of the Statistics Canada website home page (enter
through the 'Data products' rotating posting within 'Census news')
or directly from the variety of 'data products' links and/or
feature buttons on the 2011 Census web module home page.

Users can continue to access XML versions of the 2011 Census
topic-based tabulations and Census Profile from the Treasury Boards
'Open Data Portal,' along with the provision of the additional
XML file download option available within the census web module.
A reminder that for the Census Profile, users have the ability to
extract the full data file in .IVT, .TAB and .CSV formats from
the census web module. However, for topic-based tabulations,
the full file is available in .IVT format only (B2020).

We hope this information will help you through today's release
of the 2011 Census additional standard data products.

Thank you.

November 27, 2012

Message from ScienceDirect re: new release


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November 21, 2012

2011 Census -- Additional Standard Data Products Released


The 2011 Census Dissemination Project is pleased to announce the official release of additional standard data products from the 2011 Census.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 8:30 a.m. (Ottawa time), sees the official release, via the Internet, of additional standard data products from the 2011 Census associated with Release no. 3 (Families, households, marital status, structural type of dwelling and collectives) and Release no. 4 (Language). 

All standard products are available free of charge.

These data products can be accessed through a variety of gateways:

. Users can enter through today's 'New products and studies' link from The Daily.

. Users can click on the Census button at the top of the right-hand navigation bar of the Statistics Canada website home page (enter through the 'Data  products' rotating posting within 'Census news') or directly from the variety of 'data products' links and/or feature
buttons on the 2011 Census web module home page.

Included within this release:

1. Ten additional topic-based tabulations for Families, households and marital status (2011 Census Release no. 3 - September 19, 2012):

2. Two additional topic-based tabulations for Structural type of dwelling (2011 Census Release no. 3 - September 19, 2012):

3. Five additional topic-based tabulations for Language  (2011 Census Releas e no. 4 - October 24,  2012):

4. The complete Census profile which now includes the language data at the dissemination area (DA) level of geography:

98-314-X2011007
Census Profile -  Age, Sex, Marital Status, Families, Households, Dwellings and Language for Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions, Census Subdivisions and Dissemination Areas, 2011 Census

5. GeoSearch, the interactive mapping tool, now displays 2011 Census language data at the dissemination area (DA) level of geography.

Please note that two additional standard data products from the 2011 Census will be released at 8:30 a.m. (Ottawa time) on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. 

This release will include the complete 2011 Census Profile for dissolved census subdivisions (dissolved CSDs) between 2006 and 2011 and one additional topic-based tabulation for Aboriginal languages:

98-314-X2011052
Census Profile - Age, Sex, Marital Status, Families, Households, Dwellings and Language
for Dissolved Census Subdivisions, 2011 Census

98-314-X2011047
Languages Spoken Most Often at Home - Detailed Aboriginal Languages (85), Other Languages Spoken Regularly at Home - Aboriginal Languages (10), Mother Tongue - Detailed Aboriginal Languages (85) for the Population Excluding Institutional Residents of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2011 Census

Users can continue to access XML versions of the 2011 Census topic-based tabulations and
Census Profile from the Treasury Boards 'Open Data Portal,' along with the provision of the additional XML file download option available within the census web module. A reminder that for the Census Profile, users have the ability to extract the full data file in .IVT, .TAB and .CSV formats from the census web module. However, for topic-based tabulations, the full file is available in .IVT format only (B2020).

We hope this information will help you through today's release of the 2011 Census additional standard data products.

Thank you.

November 14, 2012

New Psychology Resource Available


Thanks to funding provided by the MA Counseling Psychology program the Library can now provide access to over 3000 APA ebooks via EBSCOhost's PsycBOOK database. The ebooks can be accessed:
  1. Via the Library catalogue — by title … by subject … by author (to view the entire collection  do a search using PsycBOOKs as author).
  2. Via the EBSCOhost database — Go to: http://www.twu.ca/library/PsycBOOKS.htm — advantage: EBSCOhost has indexed each edited book by chapter.


PsycBOOKS®, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a database of approximately 32,000 chapters in PDF from over 2,000 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers, and includes digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection. It also contains close to 1,500 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University PressEncyclopedia of PsychologyPsycBOOKS is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®

November 13, 2012

Early Canadiana Online - Update


Early student periodicals

As part of the Early Canadian Periodicals (ECP) project, Canadiana.org has digitized and published the following student periodicals on Early Canadiana Online: Vox Wesleyana (1897-1900) from Winnipeg’s Wesley College; Acadia University’s Acadia athenaeum (1874-1900);The McMaster University Monthly (1891-1900); Laval University’s L’escholier (1915-1917); the University of Ottawa’s The owl (1888-1898) and The Review (1898-1915); the University of Toronto’s The Varsity (1880-1912); St. Francis Xavier’s Excelsior (1898-1903) and, from Queen’s University, The Queen’s College Journal (1873-1893) and its successor, The Queen’s University Journal (1893-1914). Many of these publications are extant; the latter two journals, comprising over 400 issues, are early incarnations of the present-day Queen’s Journal, one of the oldest continually-published student papers in Canada.
Drawing on a mix of microfilm and new archival material, this collection brings to the table essential resources in the history of Canadian higher education, highlighting the important contributions of college and university journalism to Canadian literature, politics, and society. Before going on to reach acclaim in their fields, many writers, journalists and policymakers earned their stripes in the pages of student magazines; Archibald Lampman, Canada’s finest 19th-century poet, published his first poem, "Verses," in the Feb. 1882 issue of Rouge et noir.
Student publications include many of the features found in their modern counterparts: university news, student and faculty biographies, jokes, sports results, entertainment, etc. Typically, these publications serve a dual role, recording and sharing the aims, aspirations, and achievements of the campus community, while also interrogating and debating the wider society whose issues absorb the students’ intellectual energies.
We encourage you to open up any of the student journals on ECO and discover what university life was like over 100 years ago. The earliest student publication currently in the collection is vol. 1, no. 1 of L'abeille (27 July 1848), from the Petit Séminaire de Québec, and the most recent is vol. 2, no. 27 of L'escholier (4 May 1917) from Université Laval.

Early Canadian Periodicals

Learn more about ECP, our project to digitize all Canadian periodicals until 1920: How it got started, how it works, and the treasures to be found in it.
The TWU Library subscribes to ECO ... to access this resource click here (authentication may be required)

November 08, 2012

New Collections Available via ARTstor


Vincenzo Petroncini Gozzini | La Divina commedia, 1846 | Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library: Fiske Dante Collection
Dante Alighieri’s 14th-century epic poem Divina Commedia has had an incalculable impact on Western culture, not least through its inspiration of visual artists. After all, Dante’s descriptions of grotesque figures, fantastic landscapes, and inventive punishments virtually beg to be depicted visually.
Now anyone can view and download approximately 1,000 of these images from eleven editions of the poem published between 1487 and 1846 courtesy of Cornell University Library’s Divine Comedy Image Archive (DCIA). These images are available free in Shared Shelf Commons, the open-access library of images from institutions that subscribe to Shared Shelf, ARTstor’s Web-based service for cataloging and managing digital collections. The DCIA plans to make available a total of approximately 2,000 images from editions dating through 1921.
ARTstor and the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) are collaborating to share approximately 350 images ofpochoir prints of interiors by well-known Parisian interior designers and photographic depictions of interior retail architecture and design in Paris dating from 1928-1932.
The pochoir process, made by applying layers of paint guided by thin zinc or copper cut-out stencils, is characterized by its crisp edges and brilliant colors. Pochoirillustration was popular in 1920s Paris and was often featured in French fashion journals such as Le Jardin des Dames et des Modes and the Gazette du Bon Ton. Both the pochoir and photographic plates represent Art Deco design in the period following the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts of 1925.
Founded in 1916, the New York School of Interior Design is New York’s only private, nonprofit college devoted exclusively to interior design education and related disciplines. The Library at NYSID is one of the only educational libraries devoted to the study and scholarship of interior design in the United States.

For more information, visit the New York School of Interior Design page.

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Katherina Grosse | Exhibition: Atoms Inside Balloons, general view; 2007 (creation) | Exhibited at: The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago | © 2008 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / BILDKUNST, Bonn
ARTstor and the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago are sharing nearly 2,400 images of contemporary art and exhibition installation views in the Digital Library. This collection features painting, sculpture, installation, video, performance, and multi-media work by seminal contemporary artists who exhibited at the Renaissance Society, including Nancy Spero, Raymond Pettibon, Francis Alÿs, Eva Hesse, Kerry James Marshall, Shahzia Sikander, and others.
From its opening in 1915, the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago has been a leading space for innovative contemporary art and programming, exhibiting important and challenging work by leading contemporary artists, often early in their careers, before they are shown in major museums and galleries.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Renaissance Society: University of Chicago page.
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