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February 2018
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   24 Hours
   10a Introduction to R Studio
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   24 Hours
   1p EndNote X8
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   24 Hours
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   24 Hours
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   24 Hours
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   24 Hours
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   24 Hours
   10a Copyright & Open Access in Scholarly Communication
   1p OpenRefine: Introduction
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   24 Hours
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   24 Hours
   3p D3
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   24 Hours
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   24 Hours
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   24 Hours
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   24 Hours
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   24 Hours
   1p OpenRefine: Advanced
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   24 Hours
   10a Introduction to NVivo: The basics of wrangling your content
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   24 Hours
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   24 Hours
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   24 Hours
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   24 Hours
   1p Tableau
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   24 Hours
   12p Tuesday Patent Class
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   24 Hours
   4p Photoshop for Beginners
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   24 Hours
   6p Patent Claims Workshop
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   24 Hours
   1:30p VantagePoint – Part One
   3p D3
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   24 Hours
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Feb 1st, 2018 (Thu)
6p - 7:30p
  24 Hours
Feb 1st, 2018 (Thu)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Introduction to R Studio
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

R is a free, open source statistical analysis software package that is commonly used in research environments for data analysis and visualization. In this hands-on workshop attendees will learn the basics of how to get started with R Studio, including working with sample data to perform introductory statistical analysis and basic data visualization.

The session is geared towards those with minimal or no experience using the R software package although basic understanding of statistical concepts such as median, mean, and normality is recommended. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own research data sets and statistical challenges for peer-to-peer assistance at the end of the session. There is no cost for this workshop and all technology will be provided by the library. Seating is limited so advance registration is recommended.

Eventbrite - Intro to R Studio

Feb 2nd, 2018 (Fri)
  24 Hours
Feb 2nd, 2018 (Fri)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  EndNote X8
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

EndNote X8 is a powerful bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process. EndNote X8 software is available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee! This course is a hands-on session on using EndNote. At the end of this session you will be able to add references to EndNote from databases and online sources, manage references and PDFs in EndNote, and use Cite While You Write to add citations from EndNote to MS Word documents. No prior experience with EndNote required.

For more information, contact: marlee.givens@library.gatech.edu

Feb 3rd, 2018 (Sat)
  24 Hours
Feb 4th, 2018 (Sun)
  24 Hours
Feb 5th, 2018 (Mon)
  24 Hours
Feb 6th, 2018 (Tue)
  24 Hours
Feb 7th, 2018 (Wed)
  24 Hours
Feb 7th, 2018 (Wed)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Copyright & Open Access in Scholarly Communication
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you going to be publishing an article in the professional literature about your research? Did you know that the decisions you make when you agree to publish may affect how others access your article? This class will go over the basics of what happens when you publish a journal article. Learn about copyright transfer agreements, and understand what it means when you sign your copyright over to a journal publisher. You will also learn about Open Access options for publishing your research.

Class is open first come, first served. Priority will be given to those who have pre-registered.     

Contact fred.rascoe@library.gatech.edu for more information.

Eventbrite - Copyright Class

Feb 7th, 2018 (Wed)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  OpenRefine: Introduction
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

The workshop will introduce OpenRefine, an easy-to-use, web-based data cleaning and formatting tool. OpenRefine: Introduction is going to introduce some basic functions, like cleaning messy content, reformatting different columns and cells, and saving clean formatted files in different formats for later analysis.

Eventbrite - OpenRefine: Introduction

Feb 8th, 2018 (Thu)
  24 Hours
Feb 9th, 2018 (Fri)
  24 Hours
Feb 9th, 2018 (Fri)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  D3
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

D3 is a power tool useful in making highly customizable charts for any data set. The D3 workshop we are holding will be showcasing D3 fundamentals such as selections, importing data, and other basic graph creation functions. While proficient knowledge in JavaScript is not required, it would be helpful to have experience coding and more importantly a passionate interest to learn! Along with D3 we will be sharing our 'rules of thumb' on how to create a visually appealing graph.

Our workshop has a detailed tutorial on GitHub that we will share during the workshop so you can follow along. We will be producing a crime map of Georgia Tech based on GTPD data. You can find the end product at this link - https://github.com/hahalima/GT-Crime-Map.

Eventbrite - D3

Feb 10th, 2018 (Sat)
  24 Hours
Feb 11th, 2018 (Sun)
  24 Hours
Feb 12th, 2018 (Mon)
  24 Hours
Feb 13th, 2018 (Tue)
  24 Hours
Feb 14th, 2018 (Wed)
  24 Hours
Feb 14th, 2018 (Wed)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  OpenRefine: Advanced
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

OpenRefine: Advanced will follow where OpenRefine: Introduction left off. On top of the basic functions introduced in the intro class, OpenRefine can also cluster your data based on the basic functions, connect to external APIs, and save all the steps to apply to other similar datasets.

Eventbrite - OpenRefine: Advanced

Feb 15th, 2018 (Thu)
  24 Hours
Feb 15th, 2018 (Thu)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Introduction to NVivo: The basics of wrangling your content
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

NVivo is a data analysis tool designed for researchers working with text based or multimedia information. NVivo allows you to collect, organize, and analyze the various connections between documents, pictures, audio and video, web pages, and social media data. The introductory workshop will be an overview on the basics of using and understanding NVivo for your future research.

The introductory course will cover the following topics:

  • General overview of coding and content analysis.
  • Introduction to the NVivo interface.
  • Exploration of source analysis.
  • Tools for coding content.
  • Text searching and queries for content analysis.

Prerequisites:
To access the NVivo software the students will need to have access to the Ivan Allen Virtual desktop.

Please contact seth.porter@library.gatech.edu with any questions or concerns.

Feb 16th, 2018 (Fri)
  24 Hours
Feb 17th, 2018 (Sat)
  24 Hours
Feb 18th, 2018 (Sun)
  24 Hours
Feb 19th, 2018 (Mon)
  24 Hours
Feb 19th, 2018 (Mon)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Tableau
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Tableau is an easy to use interactive visualization tool made easy with drag and drop functionality. In this workshop, we will go over the basics of connecting data sources ranging from databases (SQL) and files (CSV, Excel) to creating simple interactive visualizations.

We will create 3 distinct graphs.

  1. Heat Map
  2. Box and Whisker Plot
  3. Tree Map

Eventbrite - Tableau

Feb 20th, 2018 (Tue)
  24 Hours
Feb 20th, 2018 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Tuesday Patent Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you an inventor, an entrepreneur, a student or a researcher who is getting ready to apply for a patent or someone who is curious about patents? Before you talk to a manufacturer or the public about your invention, it is wise to get your idea protected. A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. In this class, you will learn the patent basics as well as patent search strategies through hands-on exercises. Handouts are included. The class contains two parts:

  • Part One: Introduction to patents (including patentability requirements, identification of patent documents, patent classifications and patent search strategies)
  • Part Two: Patent search hands-on practice (including classification search using USPTO's PatFT/AppFT, and EPO's Espacenet; Hybrid search using classification and keywords)

We are offering this patent class on every 3rd Tuesday of the month in Spring. Please choose the date that fits your schedule and register online:

  • Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Mar. 20, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Apr. 17, 2018, 12-2 p.m.

Prerequisites: Preview the 7-Step patent search strategy video by the USPTO before coming to class

Location: Georgia Tech Library, Homer Rice Center, Ground Floor, 266 4th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Directions & Parking Information

These classes are open to everyone on the Georgia Tech campus as well as to the public. For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu.

 Eventbrite - Intro to R Studio

Feb 21st, 2018 (Wed)
  24 Hours
Feb 21st, 2018 (Wed)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Photoshop for Beginners
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators, and regular people like you.

Pictures in things such as posters, books, magazines, and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop.

In these 90-minute crash course workshops we will experiment with variety of Photoshop tools and techniques to get you started. We will cover things such as: Liquify, cloning tools, spot healing, blending images using layer masks, examples of portrait retouching, adjusting image brightness/contrast and creating special effects.

A more detailed agenda will be sent to the email you provide, closer to the time.

Find out more about workshops at the Library Eventbrite page.

Eventbrite - Intro to R Studio

Feb 22nd, 2018 (Thu)
  24 Hours
Feb 22nd, 2018 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Patent Claims Workshop
Location: Wilby Room (Ground Floor)

Are you an inventor who is thinking about filing a patent protection? Have you wondered about how to draft a patent claim for your application? When you read a patent document, do you have questions about the scope of an invention, or how to operate your invention to avoid infringing others? Please join this Patent Claims Workshop, given by Ms. Zandra Smith, a Supervisory Patent Examiner from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a discussion about how to draft patent claims for a patent application. She will also cover resources available to independent inventors and entrepreneurs including the Pro Se and Pro Bono programs.

The Workshop should will cover these topics:

  • What is a patent claim?
  • How to perform a basic patent search
  • How to draft a patent claim
  • Pro Bono and Pro Se Assistance

(This seminar/workshop is a collaboration between the USPTO and the Georgia Tech PTRC, Georgia Tech Library. Seats are limited. Register early.)

Speaker's Bio:

Ms. Zandra Smith started at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in June 1996 as an examiner in Optical Measuring and Testing in Electrical Technology Center 2800. Prior to coming to USPTO, Zandra obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Virginia Tech. In 2005 Zandra became a trainer in the Patent Training Academy and trained new examiners when they were hired into the Patent Office. Later that same year she became a Supervisory Patent Examiner (SPE) in the semiconductor art area, where she supervised more than 20 examiners who worked a variety of patent applications related to semiconductors and the method of making semiconductors. As a supervisor, she has had the opportunity to work on several projects within the TC and the Patent Corps. The projects include being the TC lead of the Diversity Council which helps plan Community Day and the TC2800 annual Taste of the TC, which is a highly attended gathering where the various cultures within the TC have an opportunity to share unique foods and drink. Zandra has also worked on creating career development opportunities for the Patents Technical Support Staff and currently serves as the Transition Coordinator for TC2800 assisting new examiners in their move from the Training Academy to their home art unit. Zandra enjoys cooking, reading and good wine. She lives in Virginia with her kids and her dog.

Location: Georgia Tech Library, Wilby Room, Ground Floor, 266 4th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Directions & Parking Information

Visitors need to use one of the visitors parking lots on campus. The closest parking spaces are Visitor Area 2 and Visitor Area 3, which is near the Student Center (350 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332). The Library is a few minutes’ walk from the Student Center. Questions: 404-894-4530.

Eventbrite - Intro to R Studio 

Feb 23rd, 2018 (Fri)
  24 Hours
Feb 23rd, 2018 (Fri)
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  VantagePoint – Part One

VantagePoint – Part One – INTRODUCTION Research Profiling with VantagePoint Text-Mining Software: Exploiting Bibliometric/TechMining Indicators in the Age of “Big Data”:

Friday, February 23

1:30 – 4:30 PM

Computer Lab - 2d floor DM Smith building 

 

 

  • Overview of TechMining/Bibliometrics (what it is and why we use it)
  • Overview of the TechMining Process and VantagePoint Toolset
  • Hands on demonstration – conducting a Research Profile on “graphene nanoribbons” using VantagePoint
Feb 23rd, 2018 (Fri)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  D3
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

D3 is a power tool useful in making highly customizable charts for any data set. The D3 workshop we are holding will be showcasing D3 fundamentals such as selections, importing data, and other basic graph creation functions. While proficient knowledge in JavaScript is not required, it would be helpful to have experience coding and more importantly a passionate interest to learn! Along with D3 we will be sharing our 'rules of thumb' on how to create a visually appealing graph.

Our workshop has a detailed tutorial on GitHub that we will share during the workshop so you can follow along. We will be producing a crime map of Georgia Tech based on GTPD data. You can find the end product at this link - https://github.com/hahalima/GT-Crime-Map

Eventbrite - D3

Feb 24th, 2018 (Sat)
  24 Hours
Feb 25th, 2018 (Sun)
  24 Hours
Feb 26th, 2018 (Mon)
  24 Hours
Feb 27th, 2018 (Tue)
  24 Hours
Feb 28th, 2018 (Wed)
  24 Hours