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 by Belinda Weaver.

Read more about Library Carpentry.

Belinda Weaver