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Library Carpentry

Library Carpentry is a two-day workshop covering the following in-depth, hands-on lessons:

  • Introduction to Data
  • The UNIX Shell
  • Tidy Data
  • OpenRefine

Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 15-16, 2019, from 9:30-5:00 both days, including lunch and a coffee break

Location: Lamont Library B-30

Objectives: Library Carpentry workshops teach people working in library- and information-related roles how to:

  • Cut through the jargon terms and phrases of software development and data science and apply concepts from these fields in library tasks
  • Identify and use best practices in data structures
  • Learn how to programmatically transform and map data from one form to another
  • Work effectively with researchers, IT, and systems colleagues
  • Automate repetitive, error prone tasks

Who will benefit from this workshop:

  • Functional specialists (including digital scholarship, digital humanities, data, and metadata librarians)
  • Subject specialists in liaison librarian roles who are involved in or interested in improving their skills in working with data

Participants do not need to have a technical background, but should be excited about learning the above technologies and have a clear idea of how they will apply them to their current role. The lessons will be presented by a Library Carpentry instructor, with help from staff members in the Digital Scholarship Support Group and the Harvard Library Research Data Program.

More information on this workshop is available online.

Dates & Times:
9:30am - 5:00pm, Tuesday, January 15, 2019
9:30am - 5:00pm, Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Lamont Library
  Internal     Structured Learning  
Registration has closed. (This event has to be booked as part of a series)

Event Organizer

Andi Bartelstein

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