Library Virtual Research and Digital Technologies Workshops

Dear Bruins,Virtual Research and Digital Technologies Workshops

I hope your academic year is off to an excellent beginning. As remote learning continues at UCLA, the Library is offering a series of virtual research and digital technologies workshops designed to help you succeed with your papers, projects, and other scholarly endeavors.

For new and returning students and others seeking foundational research skills, Library experts are presenting a series of Cornerstone Research Workshops in partnership with the Undergraduate Research Center for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and Undergraduate Writing Center. From developing a research question and creating a research plan to finding and citing sources and writing a literature review, these workshops will help you unlock every stage of the research process.

Our Fall Digital Technologies Workshops are presented in collaboration with the Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE). Our shared goal is to build a community of practice around digital research expertise, tools/methods, and collections/content. A selection of workshops showcases Library content, while others introduce tools, methods, and workflows in order to demonstrate ways to design research projects or processes from collecting (or finding) data, through analysis, and, ideally, sharing or publication. I invite you to explore a full listing of these digital research workshops.

For your convenience, a selection of remote workshops is listed at the end of this message.

Wishing you continued success in the fall quarter and beyond. As always, please stay safe and take care.

Sincerely,

Virginia Steel
Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian


HOW TO SIGN UP FOR REMOTE WORKSHOPS
The links below, ordered chronologically, will take you to individual sign-up forms. Explore a full listing of UCLA workshops.

OCTOBER 2020
•    Introduction to GIS with Open Street Map and Python, Thursday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
•    Learning Deep Learning with PyTorch (5) Improving CNNs Performance, Thursday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.
•    Open Data and Tableau, Thursday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
•    Presentation Strategies & Tools, Thursday, Oct. 29, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
•    Cornerstone: Collecting & Citing Sources, Thursday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
•    4th Annual Humanitarian Mapathon with USC and UCLA, Wednesday, Oct. 28 to Friday, Oct. 30

NOVEMBER 2020
•    Learning Deep Learning with PyTorch (6) Generative Adversarial Networks, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.
•    Finding Online Archival and Primary Source Materials, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
•    Tidy Tuesday: Open Lab for Data Cleaning, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
•    Julia Language for Computational Sciences: Perspectives and Outlook, Thursday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m.
•    Introduction to Scrivener, Thursday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
•    Cornerstone: Writing a Literature Review, Thursday, Nov. 5, 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
•    Introduction to Stata, Monday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
•    Advanced Graphics with Matlab, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.
•    Introduction to QGIS, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
•    Markdown for Technical Writing, Thursday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m.
•    Excel for Research, Thursday, Nov. 12, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
•    Cornerstone: Developing Your Research Plan, Thursday, Nov. 12, 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
•    Jupyter Advanced Topics, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
•    Introduction to Mapping and Digital Gazetteers for the Humanities, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
•    Tidy Tuesday: Open Lab for Data Cleaning, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
•    Beginning Programming for Creatives, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
•    Introduction to Data Literacy, Thursday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
•    Make and Makefiles, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
•    Using the Library Remotely for Creativity and Inspiration, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

DECEMBER 2020
•    Tidy Tuesday: Open Lab for Data Cleaning, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
•    Tools for Research in the Field and Archive, Thursday, Dec. 3, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
•    Computational Text Analysis with Voyant, Thursday, Dec. 10, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.