Instructor: Jennifer Eustis
Do the occasional misspellings, extra spaces, random punctuation, weird capitalization or different styles of entering data plague your data consistency and accuracy? Messy data are a problem for data retrieval, interoperability, indexing or discovery. OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a tool made to help you clean up messy data. OpenRefine is also a tool to transform data or begin to implement linked data. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of OpenRefine. If you have sample data to play with, by all means bring that in the form of an excel spreadsheet (i.e. .xsl or .xslx format). If you don't have sample data, no need to worry, as we'll have sample spreadsheets for you to clean up.Please download OpenRefine before attending the workshop. This is a bring your own device workshop.
Learn how to use the American FactFinder (AFF) to access the most current and relevant demographic, socioeconomic, and housing statistics about your community. During the training, you will learn about Census Bureau programs, geographies and datasets available and how to use the search and navigation features of the AFF.
Tableau Public is a free version of Tableau business intelligence / visual analytics software, which allows anyone to explore and present any quantitative information in compelling, interactive visualizations. In this hands-on session you will work with different prepared datasets to create online interactive bar graphs, scatterplots, thematic maps and much more, which can be linked to or embedded in blogs or on web sites. Feel free to bring data you're working with to explore further in Tableau, following the session.
Annotation Studio and CommentPress (a plug in for WordPress) are both digital tools that allow users to comment, annotate, share, and publish texts. Used primarily for teaching and collaborative writing projects, both are versatile and allow users to interact with text in new ways. *Participants must bring their own laptops and are encouraged to sign up for Annotation Studio in advance here *
Instructor: Susana Aho
As our portfolios, research, resumes, work, and art make their way onto digital spaces, it is important to learn about different platforms for displaying content on the web. Two great options, especially for scholars, are WordPress and Omeka. Both provide open-source content-management systems for creating and publishing digital work. Omeka is designed particularly for curating online exhibits and digital humanities projects. We will go over the very basics of publishing content on both platforms. Perfect for beginners - no design/development experience required.
Bring your own device to this workshop!