Relational Database Design (Cynthia Hudson), Arc Lab, March 4, 2-3pmThis hands-on workshop will cover some of the basics of relational database design. Database planning, organization, and storage options will be discussed. Register at: http://relational-database-design.doattend.com
Embracing Copyright in Your Research, Writing, and Teaching (Micah Zeller), Arc Lab, March 18, 2-3pm Managing your rights is essential to taking charge of your publishing career. Understanding copyright's baseline rules and practices means less future headache. We'll review strategies for including copyrighted material in your work, how—and more importantly, when—to seek permissions for use, and the application of WashU's IP policies to classroom instruction. Register at: http://embrace-copyright-2.doattend.com
Collecting and mapping data in OpenStreetMaps (Jennifer Moore), Arc Lab, March 27, 1-2pm In this workshop we will collect data using a GPS device and take it into the lab to clean it, add and edit it in OpenStreetMaps (an open source and open access mapping system). This course is ideal for someone new to geospatial data collection, GIS and/or new to OpenStreetMaps. No experience necessary. Register at: http://arcgis-openstreet-1.doattend.com
Introduction to WordPress (Shannon Davis), Arc Lab, April 15, 2-3pm WordPress has become the go to method for creating easy to use websites without any knowledge of design or HTML. Learn how to create a basic site with your own text and images that can be adapted for almost any use. Register at: http://wordpress-intro.doattend.com
Beautiful Soup: Pulling Data From the Web (Aster Xiang), GIS Lab/Rudolph Hall 308, April 25, 10-11am Beautiful Soup is a Python library for parsing HTML documents (including having malformed markup, i.e. non-closed tags). It creates a parse tree for parsed pages that can be used to extract data from HTML, so this library is useful for web scraping — extracting data from websites. This workshop will demonstrate how to use Beautiful Soup to pull data out of HTML files. Intermediate knowledge of Python or other object-oriented programming language is recommended. Register at: http://beautiful-soup-2.doattend.com
Introduction to XML (Shannon Davis), Arc Lab, April 29, 2-3pm The eXtensible Markup Language (XML) is not a language itself, but rather a meta-language used to create markup languages to suit whatever purpose you may have. In this session you will learn the basic rules of XML and the philosophy behind it. You will also be introduced to the basics of the popular XML editor, oxygen. Register at: http://intro-to-xml-2.doattend.com
The Libraries are once again offering FREE workshops on Zotero. All workshops are an hour long and will be held in the Arc on level A of Olin Library. Class size is limited so pre-registration is recommended. Click on the dates and times below to register.