June 18-19, 2020
9am - 12:30pm
Instructors: Ariel Deardorff, Charlie Macquarie, Scott Peterson
Helpers: Lisa Ngo, Eric Lopatin
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 in the Bay Area. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.
Where: Via Zoom - link will be sent to registered participants.
When: June 18-19, 2020. Add to your Google Calendar. Please plan on attending both days of the workshop to get the most from your learning experience.
Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).
Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. If we can help making learning easier for you please get in touch (using contact details below) and let us know.
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.
We will use this collaborative document for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.
Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.
|Before Starting||Pre-workshop survey|
|9:00am||Welcome and Introductions|
|9:30am||Tidy Data for Librarians|
|11:40am||Open Refine cont.|
|12:15pm||Wrap up Day One|
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.
Bash is a commonly-used shell that gives you the power to do simple tasks more quickly. Please find setup instructions in the lesson.
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.