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Library Carpentry: South West
Thu 15 June 2017, 09:30 – 16:45 BST
This one day Library Carpentry workshop is an introductory event for librarians and library workers who want to develop their knowledge and skills to make the most of data.
The three sessions planned for the day are:
Introduction to data for librarians.
We'll talk about terms, phrases and concepts, and best practice in data structures and data formats. This will also be an opportunity to share ideas and techniques for working with data, and how we apply these in particular to library data.
Git is a system for tracking changes to files, and collaborating with others on projects. Find out how we can make use of GitHub, a free online version of Git. This will include how the web and command-line interfaces work, and how we store, share and visualise data.
Everyone Loves Maps
Maps are an effective and beautiful way of visualising data. This module will introduce GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and applications of this in everyday life, as well as library data analysis. We will use practical exercises to play with online mapping tools for creating digital maps, as well as using these to gain a greater insight to data.
The session will be led by Dave Rowe. Dave is a software engineer and GIS (Geographical Information Systems) developer. He is currently working as a library systems officer, freelance developer and CTO for CartoConsult.
This day is being hosted thanks to funding from a Learning and Teaching Award given to Library Carpentry at the 2016 British Library Labs.
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