Library Summer Workshop Series

The James A. Gibson Library’s Data Research Service is offering three workshops during the summer that are open to everyone campus-wide.

Participants are asked to register in advance and all 3 workshops take place in the Learning Commons Classroom A.

Workshops include:

* Sweet and Juicy Statistics – Wednesday, June 20, 10 to 11 a.m.
This hands-on workshop will show you how easy it is to find a variety of free socio-economic data using the New CANSIM from Statistics Canada. Statistics and data can enhance your teaching and research. You will also be shown how to quickly and effectively visualize your data. There may even be sweet and juicy treats provided at the end of the workshop.

* War of 1812 in Maps… and more – Tuesday, June 26, 10 to 11 a.m.
Definitely a “WOW-factor” session when it comes to interacting with digital maps of the War of 1812 and the historic Welland Canals. From the place where Brock fell to shipwrecks on the Third, two new Map Library web applications will highlight the importance of maps as historical documents to restore local history.

* Intro to ArcGIS – Tuesday, July 10, 10 to 11 a.m.
This hands-on session will introduce basic concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using ArcGIS. No previous ArcGIS experience is necessary. Participants will learn how to add multiple map data layers, add tabular data, query data, create customized maps and have fun doing it.

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