Articles tagged with: Workshops

  • Introduction to ArcGIS – DSL Style

    On Wednesday, December 5 from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in Classroom A on the main floor of the James A. Gibson Library, the Digital Scholarship Lab, in partnership with the Map, Data and GIS Library, is hosting an Introduction to ArcGIS workshop.

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used to create maps and analyze geospatial data. GIS tools can be used to create data visualizations for a variety projects and its functionality is not constrained to geographical research projects alone. Some examples of diverse GIS applications include research on: disease control, agriculture, tourism, astronomy, archaeology, human behavior, shipping routes and traffic, wildlife tracking, climate change, crime patterns, banking, gaming, history, humanitarianism, and sports. The options really are endless.

    In this workshop you will learn basic functionality of Esri’s front-running software, ArcGIS Pro. Using a fictional scenario, we will use GIS to determine where Starbucks Corporation should build a new coffee shop based on certain criteria. Although previous experience with GIS is helpful, beginners are welcome! This workshop is a great first step in determining if GIS can be applied to your research projects and presentations.

    Sign up at: ExperienceBU or email us at dsl@brocku.ca

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  • DSL Invites YOU to Introductory GitHub Workshop

    The Digital Scholarship Lab is hosting a GitHub and version control workshop on Wednesday, December 5th from 2-4:30 p.m. in Classroom A of the James A. Gibson Library.  This is an introductory workshop and is open to everyone. There is no cost to attend this event.

    GitHub is a very useful version control system that allows for efficient and effective project collaboration. GitHub allows multiple people to share and edit projects, as well as track revisions. If you are working on a group research project, want to connect with other GitHub users, or simply would like more information on this innovative tool then this workshop is for you.

    Sign up at: ExperienceBU or email us at dsl@brocku.ca.

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  • Celebrate GIS Day @ the MDGL

    Celebrate and explore the power of maps on GIS Day (November 14th) at the Map, Data & GIS Library. Held during Geography Awareness Week, GIS Day “provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.” (gisday.com)

    At Brock, all are invited to enjoy:

    • pizza lunch (at minimal cost) sponsored by TAGS (Tourism and Geography Society) students
    • Esri scholarship contest presentations
    • Digital Scholarship Lab presentation
    • Games, Trivia, Prizes
    • ArcGIS Workshop
    • Cake

    The days events run from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Mackenzie Chown C306

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  • Introductory OpenRefine Workshop

    The Brock University Digital Scholarship Lab invites you to attend a workshop on the powerful data management tool OpenRefine.  If you work with data in spreadsheets, you will find this tool particularly useful. OpenRefine allows you to work with CSV data in intuitive and efficient ways.  Spot trends in your results, ensure accuracy, and perform transformations to all rows of data based on formulas.  OpenRefine quickly takes messy data and transforms it into a more comprehensive format.  This tutorial starts at the very beginning and provides hands on examples for you to explore.

    When: Monday, November 12th, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Where: Classroom A (ST228), James A. Gibson Library, Brock University

    Sign-up at: https://experiencebu.brocku.ca/organization/dsl

    Questions? Contact the DSL team at: dsl@brocku.ca

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  • Workshops for New Students

    3D printers, rare books and your own personal librarian – if this piques your interest, then this workshop is for you! Learn more about these and the many services and resources that are available to you at the James A. Gibson Library.

    Attendees will receive credit towards the CWC Personal Growth Domain – register today @ https://experiencebu.brocku.ca/events?query=library

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  • Publish, Don’t Perish: Tips for Evaluating Journals

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    Library Workshop July 3, 2-3 pm, TH253 – EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

    So, you want to make sure you publish your research in a “good” journal? Join Scholarly Communication Librarian Elizabeth Yates and Library employees for a presentation highlighting strategies for evaluating the quality and relevance of academic journals. Participants will hear suggestions for maximizing the reach of their research via open access publishing and will learn tips for avoiding predatory publications.

    Register

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  • Discover Your Library

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    Brock students and staff are invited to learn more about the services and resources of the James A. Gibson Library in a new workshop being offered this term. Come and hear about how you can make use of our 3D printers, discover rare books, and harness the expertise of your own personal librarian.

    Registration in now open at ExperienceBU and Attendees will receive credit towards the CWC Personal Growth Domain.

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