University of Washington

Sep 24, 2019

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Instructors: Sarah Seymore, Rochelle Lundy, Kate Hertweck, Karalyn Ostler

Helpers: Erika Bailey

Google Form Registration for Library Carpentry - Seattle 2019 Workshop

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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. Participation will be limited to 30 registrants. Preference will be given to University of Washington and Seattle University affiliates, with remaining space allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Register using this form.

Where: Odegaard Undergraduate Library - Active Learning Classroom 141, University of Washington, 4060 George Washington Lane Northeast, Seattle, WA 98195. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: Sep 24, 2019. 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 jmuil@uw.edu or lundyrochell@seattleu.edu for more information.


Surveys

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

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey


Schedule

09:00 Welcome & Introductions
09:30 Tidy Data & Spreadsheets
10:30 Morning break
10:45 Tidy Data & Spreadsheets continued
12:00 Lunch break
13:30 OpenRefine
15:00 Afternoon break
15:15 OpenRefine continued
17:00 Wrap-up
17:30 END

Syllabus

Tidy Data & Spreadsheets

  • Using Spreadsheets for Data Wrangling
  • Formatting Data in Spreadsheets
  • Dates as Data
  • Quality Assurance
  • Exporting Data
  • Reference...

OpenRefine

  • Introduction to OpenRefine
  • Importing Data
  • Basic Functions
  • Advanced Functions
  • Reference...

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.

Tidy Data & Spreadsheets

For this lesson you will need a spreadsheet program, such as LibreOffice, Microsoft Excel, Gnumeric, OpenOffice.org. Commands may differ slightly between programs, but the spreadsheet concepts relevant to the lesson will be the same.

If you do not already have a spreadsheet program, you can install LibreOffice, a free, open source spreadsheet program by following the instructions below.

Install LibreOffice by going to the installation page. The version for Windows should automatically be selected. Click Download. You will go to a page that asks about a donation, but you don’t need to make one. Your download should begin automatically.

Once the installer is downloaded, double click on it and it should install.

Install LibreOffice by going to the installation page. The version for MacOS should automatically be selected. Click Download. You will go to a page that asks about a donation, but you don’t need to make one. Your download should begin automatically.

The file LibreOffice_X.X.X_MacOS_x86-64 (whichever version of LibreOffice you have selected) should have been downloaded. Double click on this file, and LibreOffice will be installed.

Install LibreOffice by going to the installation page. The version for Linux should automatically be selected. Click Download. You will go to a page that asks about a donation, but you don’t need to make one. Your download should begin automatically.

Once the installer is downloaded, double click on it and it should install.

OpenRefine

For this lesson you will need OpenRefine and a web browser. OpenRefine is a Java program that runs on your machine (not in the cloud). It runs inside a web browser, but no web connection is needed.

Check that you have either the Firefox or the Chrome browser installed and set as your default browser. OpenRefine runs in your default browser. It will not run correctly in Internet Explorer.

Download software from http://openrefine.org/

Create a new directory called OpenRefine.

Unzip the downloaded file into the OpenRefine directory by right-clicking and selecting "Extract ...".

Go to your newly created OpenRefine directory.

Launch OpenRefine by clicking openrefine.exe (this will launch a command prompt window, but you can ignore that - just wait for OpenRefine to open in the browser).

If you are using a different browser, or if OpenRefine does not automatically open for you, point your browser at http://127.0.0.1:3333/ or http://localhost:3333 to use the program.

Check that you have either the Firefox or the Chrome browser installed and set as your default browser. OpenRefine runs in your default browser. It may not run correctly in Safari.

Download software from http://openrefine.org/.

Create a new directory called OpenRefine.

Unzip the downloaded file into the OpenRefine directory by double-clicking it.

Go to your newly created OpenRefine directory.

Launch OpenRefine by dragging the icon into the Applications folder.

Use Ctrl-click/Open ... to launch it.

If you are using a different browser, or if OpenRefine does not automatically open for you, point your browser at http://127.0.0.1:3333/ or http://localhost:3333 to use the program.

Check that you have either the Firefox or the Chrome browser installed and set as your default browser. OpenRefine runs in your default browser.

Download software from http://openrefine.org/.

Make a directory called OpenRefine.

Unzip the downloaded file into the OpenRefine directory.

Go to your newly created OpenRefine directory.

Launch OpenRefine by entering ./refine into the terminal within the OpenRefine directory.

If you are using a different browser, or if OpenRefine does not automatically open for you, point your browser at http://127.0.0.1:3333/ or http://localhost:3333 to use the program.