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Wednesday, June 12 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Python for Research and Automation ($30 per person)

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Information professionals are increasingly dealing with electronic data, and as this data demand increases exponentially, librarians need to develop more efficient tools and capacities. With this in mind, this workshop will introduce the programming language of Python as one of the important emerging tools for aiding librarians in their work and research. Python can help librarians process, link, and visualize data more efficiently and effectively.

The workshop will have three main parts:
- Making a Case for Python in Libraries: sample problems Python may help librarians solve more effectively (e.g. convert spreadsheet data to XML for islandora metadata bulk ingestion).
- Introduction to the Basics of Python using Jupyter Notebooks: configure a Jupyter notebook account, familiarize with Jupyter notebook functionality, and explore Python basics, such as variables, lists, flow control, and web requests.
- Applying Python to Data and Research Problems: share a few examples of Python applied to library tasks, then let participants share possible projects or problems and brainstorm as a group how Python might be marshaled to help.

This workshop will be very hands-on, requiring participants to bring a device with a keyboard that supports a web browser.

Cost is $30 per person 

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Shawn Goodwin

Metadata Control Analyst, Atla

Wednesday June 12, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT

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