Date: 2 October 2017
Venue: Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, Gauteng
Library Carpentry introduces you to the fundamentals of computing and provides you with a platform for
further self-directed learning. Looking at the South African context how can we get involved to build
local capacity and collaborate with and contribute to a growing international community?
Library Carpentry is made by librarians, for librarians to help you:
- automate repetitive, boring, error-prone tasks
- create, maintain and analyse sustainable and reusable data
- work effectively with IT and systems colleagues
- better understand the use of software in research
- and much more…
Library Carpentry introduces you to the fundamentals of computing and provides you with a platform for further self-directed learning.
This is a call for librarians – and archivists too – to join the sprint. You don’t need to be a coder to help out. We look forward to have a diverse audience who can share ideas about what should be tackled in the South African context.
During the sprint we will also discuss what it entails to host and organise a workshop and will conclude with the a preliminary outline for a follow-up workshop during the first quarter of 2018. The Library Carpentry workshop will be presented Tim Dennis, Director of the UCLA Libraries Social Sciences Data Archive.