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Documenting data rescue
IASSIST Annual Conference 2017 (2017)
  • Alexandra Cooper, Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario
  • Kristi Anne Thompson, University of Windsor
  • Leanne Trimble, University of Toronto
This presentation describes the efforts of a group of Ontario data professionals to rescue a collection of Government of Canada survey data files. This group, representing several different institutions, initially came together on a project to rescue various historically important Government of Canada survey data files that were only available in states ranging from unusable to incomprehensible. As the project progressed the members documented the steps they were taking to come up with a streamlined procedure. This internal document that began as a set of guidelines for working with a relatively uniform set of surveys grew as the project expanded into a detailed guide to data rescue. 
  • data,
  • data librarianship,
  • data rescue
Publication Date
May 24, 2017
Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Citation Information
Alexandra Cooper, Kristi Anne Thompson and Leanne Trimble. "Documenting data rescue" IASSIST Annual Conference 2017 (2017)
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