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Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries

Digital Scholarship
and Communications

DiSC Education and Training

Events, Lessons, and On-Demand Trainings Spring 2020

All are welcome! If you have questions, please contact disc@vanderbilt.edu.

You can also check out our list of digital resources and tutorials on our Github page: https://heardlibrary.github.io/digital-scholarship/

Upcoming Events:

March 5-6: Software Carpentries (In partnership with Research IT)

This two-day hands-on workshop teaches basics in research computing, including introductions to program design, version control, data management, and task automation. This event will focus on Unix, Git and version control, and Python. Additional details and registration forthcoming.

March 26-27: Middle Tennessee Graduate GIS Conference

Co-sponsored with SARL, this event will feature graduate students from across the middle Tennessee region using GIS. Additional details forthcoming.

Lessons:

These mini-courses that progressively work through the topic and help you study and learn the technologies in an ongoing collaborative environment. All skill levels and programming backgrounds welcome.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The focus of the Spring 2020 session is on learning ESRI’s ArcGIS software. This will be a traditional introductory course that will tackle how to use the industry standard software. Note: ArcGIS is only available for the PC/Windows or dual-boot Mac. If you do not have this option you will not be able to install software or follow along with hands-on activities. Sessions will meet Wednesdays, beginning January 15, from 1:10 - 2:00 pm, in the Eskind Biomedical Library training room (Room 010 on the basement level).

Python

Do you have a project where a Python script would help you get the job done? These sessions will help beginners get started with Python. Due to high demand, we are offering this twice; both sequences are identical. In the first half of the semester, sessions will meet on Fridays, beginning January 10. In the second half of the semester, sessions will meet on Tuesdays, beginning March 10. All sessions are held from 1:10 - 2:00 pm  in the Eskind Biomedical Library training room (Room 010 on the basement level). Full schedule here: https://heardlibrary.github.io/digital-scholarship/script/python/wg/

R and R Studio

Gain knowledge of the R Programming language and the R Studio environment. All skill levels and programming backgrounds welcome. Due to high demand, we are offering this twice; both sequences are identical. In the first half of the semester, sessions will meet on Tuesdays, beginning January 14. In the second half of the semester, sessions will meet on Fridays, beginning March 13. All sessions are held from 1:10 - 2:00 pm i in the Eskind Biomedical Library training room (Room 010 on the basement level). Full schedule here: https://heardlibrary.github.io/digital-scholarship/script/r/lessons/

Wikidata

This project-driven working group is focused on understanding Vanderbilt research outputs, researcher collaborations, and linked-data environments. Meetings times are TBD, inquire for additional details.

XQuery Working Group

Meetings times are TBD, inquire for additional details.

On-Demand Training:

In place of a structured series of workshops, DiSC is pivoting to an on-demand training model. Do you, your lab, or class have digital scholarship needs? Contact us (disc@vanderbilt.edu) and we will be happy to deliver trainings tailored to your needs.