The library facilitates access to subscription-based data sources and open data sources for students, faculty, and staff.
Use of subscription-based data resources is subject to relevant user and license agreements and is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff of MacEwan University. Members of the public or other educational institutions are permitted to access open data or other data content not governed by a license agreement.
For the purposes of this policy, the following definitions apply:
The following data services are available to MacEwan University students, faculty, and staff:
Self-service: Most of the library’s data collections can be accessed from the library website by authenticated MacEwan University students, faculty, and staff. A few DLI files are accessible only through mediated-access which the Data Services Librarian can assist with.
The library does not provide advice or guidance on conducting statistical analysis or installing statistical or GIS software.
The library collects data files and data collections to support the research and teaching and learning needs of MacEwan University faculty and students. Requests for new data files and data collections are evaluated on a case-by-case basis using the following criteria:
Requests for purchase should be directed to the Data Services Librarian.