Pre-Conference Workshop 6: Library Carpentry

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.

Read more about Library Carpentry.

Tim Dennis