Dec 12-13 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Instructors: David Yakobovitch, Chuck McAndrew
Helpers: Rebecca Morgan, Andrew Huff, David King, Carrie Daniels, Sarah Drerup, Terri Holtze, Sue Finley, Randy Kuehn, Rebecca Pattillo
Library Carpentry is made by people working in library- and information-related roles to help you:
Library Carpentry introduces you to the fundamentals of computing and provides you with a platform for further self-directed learning. For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Library Carpentry: software skills training for library professionals".
Who: The course is for people working in library- and information-related roles. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.
When: Dec 12-13 2019. Add to your Google Calendar.
Requirements: Specific software packages (listed below) will be installed on the classroom computers but participants – especially those from outside University Libraries – may want to bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) with that software installed..
Code of Conduct: Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.
Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that:
Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.
Contact: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.
|Before Starting||Pre-workshop survey|
|09:00||Intro to Library Carpentries/Jargon Busting|
We will use this collaborative document for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.
To participate in a Library Carpentry workshop, you will need access to the software described below. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser.
We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.
This Library Carpentry lesson introduces librarians to relational database management system using SQLite. At the conclusion of the lesson you will: understand what SQLite does; use SQLite to summarise and link data. Please find setup instructions in the lesson.
Git is a version control system that lets you track who made changes to what when and has options for easily updating a shared or public version of your code on https://github.com.
Follow the instructions on the lesson to install Git on your system.
You will need an account at github.com for parts of the Git lesson. Basic GitHub accounts are free. We encourage you to create a GitHub account if you don't have one already. Please consider what personal information you'd like to reveal. For example, you may want to review these instructions for keeping your email address private provided at GitHub. You will need a supported web browser.
OpenRefine is a tool to clean up and organize messy data. Please find instructions to install it and the data used in the lesson in the lesson.