University of Edinburgh

15 November 2019 (9am-12.30pm); 13 December 2019 (9am-12.30pm); 7 February 2020 (9am-12.30pm); 20 March 2020 (time TBC); 17 April 2020 (1.30pm-5pm); 1 May 2020 (1.30pm-5pm)

Instructors: Lucia Michielin, Jennifer Daub, Justin Ho

Helpers: TBC

General Information

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.

Where: Digital Scholarship Centre, Floor 6, University of Edinburgh Main Library, George Square, Edinburgh, UK. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: 15 November 2019 (9am-12.30pm); 13 December 2019 (9am-12.30pm); 7 February 2020 (9am-12.30pm); 20 March 2020 (time TBC); 17 April 2020 (1.30pm-5pm); 1 May 2020 (1.30pm-5pm). Add to your Google Calendar.

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).

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 digital.scholarship@nls.uk, cdcs@ed.ac.uk, is-crc@ed.ac.uk for more information.


Surveys

Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey


Schedule

15 November 2019

Digital Scholarship Centre, 9.00am - 12.30pm

Intro to data

13 December 2019

Digital Scholarship Centre, 9.00am - 12.30pm

Tidy data

7 February 2020

Digital Scholarship Centre, 9.00am - 12.30pm

Openrefine

20 March 2020

Digital Scholarship Centre, time TBC

Shell intro

17 April 2020

Digital Scholarship Centre, 1.30pm - 5.00pm

Intro to Python

1 May 2020

Digital Scholarship Centre, 1.30pm - 5.00pm

Intro to R

We will use this collaborative document for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.


Setup

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.

The Bash Shell

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

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.