The Library is offering a workshop on the citation management tool RefWorks:
Friday, March 17, 2017 add to bCal
Bioscience Library Training Room
RefWorks is a citation manager that allows you to organize citations, import them from databases, store pdfs, and insert references and bibliographies into documents (MS Word and Google Docs).
New RefWorks has a new look and feel from its previous iteration. This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of navigating the new interface, organizing your citation library, creating new citations, importing citations from various databases, inserting references and creating bibliographies in Google Docs and Microsoft Word.
Please create a RefWorks account prior to class. If you already have a RefWorks account in the legacy RefWorks, you be shown how to migrate it to the New RefWorks platform.
The Bioscience Library Training Room is equipped with PCs, but you are welcome to bring your laptop. Please, no food or drink in the Training Room.
Zotero is a free, easy to use tool for collecting and organizing citations and formatting bibliographies. I will be offering drop-in workshops on the basics of Zotero in 405 Moffitt:
Friday, February 17 12:00 – 1:00
Tuesday, February 21 4:00 – 5:00
Wednesday, February 22 4:00 – 5:00
No registration is required. If you want to use your own laptop for this workshop, please refer to the Zotero installation instructions at http://bit.ly/2b3PYwd
This Wednesday, September 21, I will be conducting a three-hour workshop on Zotero in the D-Lab (356 Barrows). This workshop is divided into three parts: 1) installing and setting up Zotero and a few other features; 2) learning the basics of Zotero; and 3) exploiting additional features of Zotero. When you register you will be registering for the entire workshop, but you can show up for only the parts that are of interest to you. You can register for the workshop here. This workshop is open to everyone. A laptop is required.
If you want a briefer and less in-depth introduction to Zotero, my colleague David Eifler will be offering two Zotero workshops that same day, from 10-11 and 11-12 in 305 Wurster Hall. Registration is not required.
Please let me know if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topics will include:
- R basics – reading and manipulating data, working with R data objects, doing calculations, making plots
- programming in R
- doing statistical work in R
- a brief intro to more advanced topics: efficiency, object-oriented programming, parallel processing in R
No prior experience with R is expected, but some familiarity with programming concepts such as loops, if-then-else statements, functions will be helpful.
Apply now for a weeklong, advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history to be held August 15 through 19th at UC Berkeley’s newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center.
The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who are engaged in oral history work.
The goal is to strengthen the ability of participants to conduct research-focused interviews and to consider special characteristics of interviews as historical evidence in a rigorous academic environment and is organized around the “life cycle” of the interview.
We will devote particular attention to how oral history interviews can broaden and deepen historical interpretation situated within contemporary discussions of history, subjectivity, memory, and memoir.
For details, see the Oral History Center website.
Shanna Farrell, Academic Specialist/Interviewer, The Bancroft Library, Oral History Center
- Mary Elings, Head of Digital Collections, Bancroft Library
- Lynn Cunningham, Principal Digital Curator, Art History Visual Resources Center
- Jason Hosford, Senior Digital Curator, Art History Visual Resources Center
- Jamie Wittenberg, Research Data Management Service Design Analyst, Research IT
- Camille Villa, Digital Humanities Assistant, Research IT
Learn the valuable skill of visual note taking. There are no prerequisites, and you don’t need to know how to draw.
Improve your understanding while taking notes and increase the amount of material that you remember with this method.
Abby Van Muijen will lead the workshop. She is a recent College of Environmental Design graduate who splits her time teaching classes and workshops on visual note taking and freelancing as a graphic recorder and creating illustrated videos.
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: 305 Wurster Hall, Library Training Room
Post contributed by: David Eifler, Environmental Design Librarian, Environmental Design Library
This workshop will provide a demonstration of Agisoft Photoscan, a software package that turns 2D images into 3D models using photogrammetric processing. This approach to 3D modeling has applications in archaeology, art history, new media, and other disciplines that work with physical objects and their digital representations.
The workshop will be led by Isabella Warren, an M.Arch student at the College of Environmental Design who was a Digital Humanities Intern at the Art History Visual Resources Center during summer 2015.
Friday, 10/23, 1:30-2:30 PM
Drop-in Library training sessions have been scheduled during fall term in three campus libraries. The training schedule includes some hour-long sessions on bibliographic management tools that are open to both undergraduates and graduate students. The half-hour sessions are geared towards grad students.
I will provide a workshop on Zotero, RefWorks, or both by request if a group of five or more can find a time that works for them and for me (see my calendar). Contact me if you have any questions.