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  Events
  Library Classes
  Multimedia Classes
  Software Classes
  Multiple Events
Mon - Oct 3
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  EndNote X7 Training Session: Citation Management (Offered as Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies or trying to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote X7 is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee!

If you need additional information please contact:

Lori Critz 

Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

**Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program (Technical Tools elective)

Tue - Oct 4
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

A good patent search will help identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of an invention. Whether you are an inventor/entrepreneur or someone who just has an interest in patents, we designed this class to help you navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively.

  • Part One: Introduction (including identification of patent documents)
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice (including hybrid searching using classifications and keywords)

Classes are offered on multiple dates.

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

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes

Mon - Oct 17
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  FANGS IN FOCUS – Digital Photography for Beginners
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Part of the Library’s “Vampire Sessions” of late night classes and workshops

Do you love taking camera phone photos and want to move to next level with your photography? Have you taken the plunge and purchased a “pro-sumer” or professional-grade camera, but feel a bit lost? Have you ever borrowed one of the Library’s digital cameras and felt that you were not taking full advantage of all the features it offered? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, this late-night “Vampire” course is built for you.

Using the Library’s cameras as examples, attendees will learn the ins and outs of the modern Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera, the standard format for hobbyists and professional photographers around world. Beginning with a brief introduction to the science of “manual” photography, we will then explore all those screens, buttons, and dials, leaving you much more familiar and comfortable with the camera as a tool. We will then transition to learning how the camera’s capabilities apply to actual photo-taking.

Basic skills like Composition, Exposure, and Selective Focus will be explained and demonstrated, leaving attendees well equipped to produce quality photos suitable for any number of applications, from class projects and campus organizations, to personal family photos.

Questions? Contact Jerrold Mobley - Jerrold.mobley@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - FANGS IN FOCUS – Digital Photography for Beginners

Mon - Oct 17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Discover PRIMO: The New GT Catalog and Discovery System
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

PRIMO provides both a single search interface and robust advanced searching options to provide a gateway to a wealth of scholarly content -- including our print, electronic and digital collections. Join us for this hands-on workshop exploring PRIMO -- including search tips, browsing capabilities, and personal customization options available to the GT community. Information on requesting items from the LSC/Library Service Center (including Emory's shared collection in the LSC) and via InterLibrary Loan will be included.

No registration is needed. Contact Lori Critz (lori.critz@library.gatech.edu; (404)385-4392) for further information or questions.

Mon - Oct 17
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Illustrator
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editing tool, commonly used by graphic designers.

In this beginning workshop we will familiarize you with the interface and introduce you to handy features/tools within the package, as we create a basic shapes, for logos or labels.

Exercises may include things like: typing on a path, extrude and bevel, working with text, blending, scaling, adjusting gradients, live trace and experimenting with the new shape builder tool. Illustrator is a must have in your arsenal of software for professional looking results. The class is held in a Mac classroom, so familiarity with a Mac environment is helpful, but not necessary. PC virtual environment also available.

For more information visit our website

Topics can vary, therefore a more detailed description of topics to be covered will be sent to the email you provide, closer to the time.

Workshops are usually held in the Homer Rice Center, Ground floor of the library.

Eventbrite - Illustrator for Beginners

Tue - Oct 18
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Literature Review Boot Camp
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you confused on where to start on writing a literature review for your research project, thesis, or dissertation? Don't worry, the Literature Review Boot Camp will set you up for success. This one hour hands on workshop will help you with the following:

  • Developing your topic/hypothesis
  • Creating a concept map
  • Identifying pertinent resources to analyze
  • Identifying literature to review
  • Analyzing and summarizing the literature
  • Synthesizing & outlining the literature
  • And finally, writing!

For more information please email: seth.porter@library.gatech.edu

Wed - Oct 19
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

A good patent search will help identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of an invention. Whether you are an inventor/entrepreneur or someone who just has an interest in patents, we designed this class to help you navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively.

  • Part One: Introduction (including identification of patent documents)
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice (including hybrid searching using classifications and keywords)

Classes are offered on multiple dates.

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

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes

Fri - Oct 21
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  VantagePoint Training: Part One - Introduction (Application overview, importing data, cleaning data)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in text databases. It helps you quickly understand and navigate through large volumes of text-based information, giving you a better way to view your information and turn your information into knowledge. Multiple Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) data resources provide a potent opportunity to enhance university research, helping to address such issues as:

  • What facets of this technology development are especially hot?
  • What is on the cutting edge in my area of interest so I can be sure my focus is novel?
  • Who else at my or another university is doing research related to mine?
  • Are there applications for my research outside its current area?
  • Who is citing my research and what are they doing?
  • For my interdisciplinary proposal, which local university resources should I include?

Both sessions (Part One & Part Two)  will use a dataset from the Web of Science database for “hands-on” experience. 

Questions?  Contact Lori Critz, lori.critz@librarygatech.edu

Mon - Oct 24
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP THESE BITEMARKS? – Photoshop Basics for the Digital Photographer
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Part of the Library’s “Vampire Sessions” of late night classes and workshops

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. But this is a late-night course for Vampires only, and will focus solely on Photoshop as a companion for the digital photographer.

Attendees will receive guidance on using its powerful tools to create better digital images, beginning with basic photo finishing skills such as proper cropping, rotating, and sizing of images. But we’ll also touch on more powerful tools within the software that will address correcting exposure, adjusting color and color casts, as well as working with Adobe's powerful layer and selection tools.

You’ll even learn some proper techniques for retouching like a pro, including “cloning” away undesirable artifacts in your images – like fang punctures on necks.

Questions? Contact Jerrold Mobley - Jerrold.mobley@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP THESE BITEMARKS? – Photoshop Basics for the Digital Photographer

Tue - Oct 25
8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
  Patents and Trademarks: Get the Information You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Location: Wilby Room, Ground Floor, Georgia Tech Library

In 2016, the Georgia Tech Library marks its 70th years as a Patent and Trademark Resource Center. In conjunction with this, you are invited to a day-long free public seminar for inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, students, and legal professionals. The seminar is featuring invited representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.in Wilby Room, Georgia Tech Library, Ground Floor West. It will cover patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and power searching of patents and trademarks, using USPTO Patent and Trademark Databases. There will also be a panel of experts presenting Georgia Tech and local resources on invention, entrepreneurship, technology licensing, and IP legal processes.

Directions & Parking Information

For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu


Eventbrite - Patents and Trademarks: Get the Information You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Due to limited space, please register for only the sessions you can participate in.

8:30 am
Sign-In and Welcome

9:00 - 10:00 am
Overview of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets
Tom Turner, Librarian, USPTO Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program

10:00 - 10:10 am
Break

10:10 - 11:10 am
Conducting a Preliminary U.S. Patent Search Using  USPTO Databases
Jim Bettinger, Fellowship Librarian, USPTO Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program

11:10 - 11:40 am
Using PubEAST to Enhance Your Patent Searching Productivity
Jim Bettinger

11:40 - 1:00 pm
Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Conducting a Federal Trademark Search Using USPTO Databases
Tom Turner

2:00 – 2:30 pm
GT PTRC 70th Anniversary Celebration and Patent Exhibit

2:30 – 2:45 pm
Break

2:45 – 4:15 pm
Invention and Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion

  • Terry Bray, Ph.D., Director of Technology Licensing, Office of Industry Engagement, Georgia Tech Research Corporation
  • Christopher Reaves, Director of Undergraduate Research and Student Innovation / InventurePrize
  • Harold Solomon, Principle Consultant, VentureLab, Georgia Tech
  • Pro Bono Program (TBD)
Wed - Oct 26
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  EndNote X7 Training Session: Citation Management (Offered as Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies or trying to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote X7 is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee!

If you need additional information please contact:

Lori Critz
Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

**Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program (Technical Tools elective)

Thu - Oct 27
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  InDesign
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic  production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media.  It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures,  magazines, newspapers and books. This can be extremely useful for academic presentations.

Get some hands on time with this professional software!

In this essentials workshop we will familiarize you with the  interface  while going over some of the basic tools necessary to create a poster or brochure. Topics may include working with text, text wrap on images, document setup, alignment, and importing images and text . The instructor will provide students with templates for practice outside of class.

Topics can vary, therefore a more detailed description of topics to be covered will be sent to the email you provide, closer to the time.

For more information visit our website

InDesign is a desktop publishing and layout tool; if you have assets such as logos, pictures or content you would like to experiment with, you may bring them to these workshops.

Workshops are usually held in the Homer Rice Center, Ground floor of the library.

Eventbrite - InDesign for Beginners.

Fri - Oct 28
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  VantagePoint Training: Part Two - Analyzing data (Lists, Co-occurrence matrices, Maps)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in text databases. It helps you quickly understand and navigate through large volumes of text-based information, giving you a better way to view your information and turn your information into knowledge. Multiple Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) data resources provide a potent opportunity to enhance university research, helping to address such issues as:

  • What facets of this technology development are especially hot?
  • What is on the cutting edge in my area of interest so I can be sure my focus is novel?
  • Who else at my or another university is doing research related to mine?
  • Are there applications for my research outside its current area?
  • Who is citing my research and what are they doing?
  • For my interdisciplinary proposal, which local university resources should I include?

Both sessions (Part One & Part Two)  will use a dataset from the Web of Science database for “hands-on” experience. 

Questions?  Contact Lori Critz, lori.critz@librarygatech.edu

Tue - Nov 1
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

A good patent search will help identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of an invention. Whether you are an inventor/entrepreneur or someone who just has an interest in patents, we designed this class to help you navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively.

  • Part One: Introduction (including identification of patent documents)
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice (including hybrid searching using classifications and keywords)

Classes are offered on multiple dates.

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

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes

Mon - Nov 7
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  FANGS IN FOCUS – Digital Photography for Beginners
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Part of the Library’s “Vampire Sessions” of late night classes and workshops

Do you love taking camera phone photos and want to move to next level with your photography? Have you taken the plunge and purchased a “pro-sumer” or professional-grade camera, but feel a bit lost? Have you ever borrowed one of the Library’s digital cameras and felt that you were not taking full advantage of all the features it offered? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, this late-night “Vampire” course is built for you.

Using the Library’s cameras as examples, attendees will learn the ins and outs of the modern Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera, the standard format for hobbyists and professional photographers around world. Beginning with a brief introduction to the science of “manual” photography, we will then explore all those screens, buttons, and dials, leaving you much more familiar and comfortable with the camera as a tool. We will then transition to learning how the camera’s capabilities apply to actual photo-taking.

Basic skills like Composition, Exposure, and Selective Focus will be explained and demonstrated, leaving attendees well equipped to produce quality photos suitable for any number of applications, from class projects and campus organizations, to personal family photos.

Questions? Contact Jerrold Mobley - Jerrold.mobley@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - FANGS IN FOCUS – Digital Photography for Beginners

Tue - Nov 8
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Illustrator
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editing tool, commonly used by graphic designers.

In this beginning workshop we will familiarize you with the interface and introduce you to handy features/tools within the package, as we create a basic shapes, for logos or labels.

Exercises may include things like: typing on a path, extrude and bevel, working with text, blending, scaling, adjusting gradients, live trace and experimenting with the new shape builder tool. Illustrator is a must have in your arsenal of software for professional looking results. The class is held in a Mac classroom, so familiarity with a Mac environment is helpful, but not necessary. PC virtual environment also available.

For more information visit our website

Topics can vary, therefore a more detailed description of topics to be covered will be sent to the email you provide, closer to the time.

Workshops are usually held in the Homer Rice Center, Ground floor of the library.

Eventbrite - Illustrator for Beginners

Mon - Nov 14
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP THESE BITEMARKS? – Photoshop Basics for the Digital Photographer
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Part of the Library’s “Vampire Sessions” of late night classes and workshops

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. But this is a late-night course for Vampires only, and will focus solely on Photoshop as a companion for the digital photographer.

Attendees will receive guidance on using its powerful tools to create better digital images, beginning with basic photo finishing skills such as proper cropping, rotating, and sizing of images. But we’ll also touch on more powerful tools within the software that will address correcting exposure, adjusting color and color casts, as well as working with Adobe's powerful layer and selection tools.

You’ll even learn some proper techniques for retouching like a pro, including “cloning” away undesirable artifacts in your images – like fang punctures on necks.

Questions? Contact Jerrold Mobley - Jerrold.mobley@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP THESE BITEMARKS? – Photoshop Basics for the Digital Photographer

Mon - Nov 14
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Introduction to NVivo: The basics of wrangling & analzying 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.

Thu - Nov 17
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

A good patent search will help identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of an invention. Whether you are an inventor/entrepreneur or someone who just has an interest in patents, we designed this class to help you navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively.

  • Part One: Introduction (including identification of patent documents)
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice (including hybrid searching using classifications and keywords)

Classes are offered on multiple dates.

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

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes

Fri - Nov 18
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  EndNote X7 Training Session: Citation Management (Offered as Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies or trying to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote X7 is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee!

If you need additional information please contact:

Lori Critz 

Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

**Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program (Technical Tools elective)

Tue - Dec 6
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

A good patent search will help identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of an invention. Whether you are an inventor/entrepreneur or someone who just has an interest in patents, we designed this class to help you navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively.

  • Part One: Introduction (including identification of patent documents)
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice (including hybrid searching using classifications and keywords)

Classes are offered on multiple dates.

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

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes