OLAC Workshop: Intro to Data (Regular Expressions) and OpenRefine
Library Carpentry is made by people working in library- and information-related roles to help you:
automate repetitive, boring, error-prone tasks
create, maintain and analyze sustainable and reusable data
work effectively with IT and systems colleagues
better understand the use of software in research
and much more…
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 the paper "Library Carpentry: software skills training for library professionals".
This OLAC workshop will present two modules of the Library Carpentry curriculum: Introduction to Working With Data and OpenRefine. The workshop will take place on Zoom. It will make extensive use of breakout rooms for small group participation; please be prepared to follow along with activities and have conversations with other participants during the workshop in breakout rooms. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.
Registration is capped at 30 participants. There will be a waitlist.
Who: OLAC members interested in learning about regular expressions and OpenRefine.
Requirements: Participants must have 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).
You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.
When: October 29, 2021. Introduction to Working with Data: 12:00 pm ET - 2:15 pm ET. OpenRefine: 2:30 pm ET - 5:00 pm ET
Registration has now closed for this event.
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.