The Libraries will be hosting additional FREE workshops throughout the year on copyright, open access, WordPress, GIS and other topics. See below for descriptions and registration links.Prior registration recommended.
A complete listing of all library workshops is available: http://wulibraries.doattend.com/
Research Metrics, led by Lauren Todd, Engineering Librarian. Find out why citation metrics matter and how to determine a scholarly journal, article, or author’s impact factor. This class will focus on using tools available in SCOPUS, Web of Science and Google Scholar.
- September 18, 2013, 2-3pm in Arc Lab. Register: http://research-metrics.doattend.com
Data Management Best Practices, Led by Cynthia Hudson, Digital Data Librarian. Learn how to properly manage and organize your research data for optimal adherence to Federal requirements and general best practices.
- September 24, 2013, 2-3pm in Arc Presentation Room Register: http://data-management.doattend.com
- February 27, 2014, 2-3pm in Arc Presentation Room Register: http://data-management-2.doattend.com
Beautiful Soup: Pulling Data From the Web. Led by Aster Xiang, GIS Programmer. 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.
- September 27, 2013, 10-11am in GIS Lab 308. Register: http://beautiful-soup.doattend.com
- April 25, 2014, 10-11am in GIS Lab 308. Register: http://beautiful-soup-2.doattend.com
Introduction to WordPress. Led by Shannon Davis, Digital Projects Librarian. 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.
- October 15, 2013, 2-3pm in Arc Lab. Register: http://wordpress.doattend.com
- April 15, 2014, 2-3pm in Arc Lab. Register: http://wordpress-intro.doattend.com
Literature Review. Led by Kristine Helbling, Library Instruction Coordinator.
The literature review is an essential step when conducting scholarly research. In this session you will learn and practice strategies for thorough searches in appropriate sources. You’ll also learn search techniques such as using controlled vocabulary, filtering results, and adjusting your queries.
- October 17, 2013, 1-2pm in Arc Lab. Register at: http://lit-review.doattend.com
- February 4, 2014, 2-3pm in Arc Lab. Register at: http://lit-review-2.doattend.com
Introduction to XML. Led by Shannon Davis, Digital Projects Librarian. 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.
- October 29, 2013, 2-3pm in Arc Lab. Register at: http://intro-to-xml.doattend.com
- April 29, 2014, 2-3pm in Arc Lab. Register at: http://intro-to-xml-2.doattend.com
Embracing Copyright in Your Research, Writing, and Teaching. Led by Micah Zeller, Copyright Librarian. 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.
- November 6, 2013, 2-3pm in Arc Lab. Register at: http://embrace-copyright.doattend.com
- March 18, 2014, 2-3pm in Arc Lab. Register at: http://embrace-copyright-2.doattend.com
How to Make Your Scholarly Work Open Access. Led by Ruth Lewis, Scholarly Communications Librarian. A quick overview of the WU Open Access Policy and your open access publishing options as an author at Washington University, from articles to books, from green to gold to platinum. Different disciplines will be stressed depending on who attends. Come with your questions.
- November 13, 2013, 1-2pm in Arc Presenation Rm. Register: http://open-access.doattend.com
- February 11, 2014, 12-1pm in Arc Presentation Rm. Register: http://open-access-2.doattend.com
ArcGIS for STEM Disciplines. Led by Jennifer Moore, GIS Outreach Librarian. While the use of data in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is common practice, communicating the data’s message outside each respective field may be difficult. In this workshop we will help STEM researchers begin incorporating GIS for data analysis and visualization.
- November 21, 2013, 1-2pm in Arc Lab. Register: http://arcgis-stem.doattend.com
- March 27, 2014, 1-2pm in Arc Lab. Register: http://arcgis-stem-1.doattend.com
Relational Database Design. Led by Cynthia Hudson, Digital Data Outreach Librarian. This hands-on workshop will cover some of the basics of relational database design. Database planning, organization, and storage options will be discussed.
- March 4, 2014, 2-3pm in Arc Lab Register: http://relational-database-design.doattend.com