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  Events
  Library Classes
  Data Classes
  Multimedia Classes
  Software Classes
  Multiple Events
Sun - Jan 10
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

You have an invention and you want your idea be protected. Before filing a patent appliction, you would want to find out if the same idea has been published. A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. Whether you are an inventor/entrepreneur or someone who just has an interest in patents, we designed this class to help you understand patent documents and navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively.

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

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

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

Directions & Parking Information

Sat - Jan 23
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Patents Search Class I – For Inventors
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you have an invention idea that you want to file a patent on? Have you tried patent searches on your own? Do you need to learn how to conduct an effective preliminary patent search before filing? This class is designed to help inventors understand the patent search processes, and get hands-on exercises through different patent databases, such as PatFT (US granted patents database), AppFT (US published patent applications database), and Espacenet (EPO’s patent database), together with using the patent classification systems, such as CPC (Cooperative Patent Classification). Handouts will be provided.

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

Directions & Parking Information

Eventbrite - Patents Search Class I – For Inventors

Fri - Jan 29
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  VantagePoint Training Session 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?

VantagePoint – Part One - Introduction (Application overview, importing data, cleaning data)
Friday, January 29
1:00 – 4:00 PM

VantagePoint – Part Two - Analyzing data (Lists, Co-occurrence matrices, Maps)
Friday, Feb. 12
1:00 – 4:00 PM

Both sessions will use a dataset from the Web of Science database for “hands-on” experience. 

These sessions are open at all.  No pre-registration is needed.

Questions? Contact Lori Critz, lori.critz@library.gatech.edu; (404) 385-4392

Thu - Feb 4
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  EndNote X7 Training Session
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!

Registration is available at:

http://www.cetl.gatech.edu/communication-certificate/register/02-2016

If you need additional information please contact:

Lori Critz
Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

Fri - Feb 5
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Discover PRIMO: The new GT catalog & 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 worshop exploring PRIMO -- including search tips, browsing capabilities, and customization options available to the GT community.


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

Sat - Feb 6
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Patents Search Class I – For Inventors
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you have an invention idea that you want to file a patent on? Have you tried patent searches on your own? Do you need to learn how to conduct an effective preliminary patent search before filing? This class is designed to help inventors understand the patent search processes, and get hands-on exercises through different patent databases, such as PatFT (US granted patents database), AppFT (US published patent applications database), and Espacenet (EPO’s patent database), together with using the patent classification systems, such as CPC (Cooperative Patent Classification). Handouts will be provided.

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

Directions & Parking Information

Eventbrite - Patents Search Class I – For Inventors

Fri - Feb 12
1:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  VantagePoint Training Session 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?

VantagePoint – Part One - Introduction (Application overview, importing data, cleaning data)
Friday, January 29
1:00 – 4:00 PM

VantagePoint – Part Two - Analyzing data (Lists, Co-occurrence matrices, Maps)
Friday, Feb. 12
1:00 – 4:00 PM

Both sessions will use a dataset from the Web of Science database for “hands-on” experience. 

These sessions are open at all.  No pre-registration is needed.

Questions? Contact Lori Critz, lori.critz@library.gatech.edu; (404) 385-4392

Mon - Feb 15
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Patents Search Class II – For Researchers
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you have a research topic that involves patent information? Are you wondering what kind of search tools are available for conducting patent searches and downloading relevant data for analysis? This class is designed for researchers, focusing on different patent databases and their features, including USPTO’s PubWEST and PubEAST, Thomson Reuters’ Derwint Innovations Index (GT only), and WIPO’s PatentScope. Additional search tools will be discussed while time permits.

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

Directions & Parking Information

Eventbrite - Patents Search Class I – For Inventors

Tue - Feb 16
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Communication Ethics Workshop
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Join us for this interactive session, for graduate students and postdocs, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and locate your appropriate citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Registration is available at: http://www.cetl.gatech.edu/communication-certificate/register/02-2016

If you need additional information, please contact:
Lori Critz 
Phone: 404-385-4392
Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

**** This class satisfies one hour of the in-person training requirement of the RCR Compliance Policy. Applicable NSF projects require 4 hours of in-person training; applicable NIH projects require 8 hours. ****

Wed - Feb 17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Discover PRIMO: The new GT catalog & 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 worshop exploring PRIMO -- including search tips, browsing capabilities, and customization options available to the GT community.


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

Wed - Feb 17
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Patents Search Class I – For Inventors
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you have an invention idea that you want to file a patent on? Have you tried patent searches on your own? Do you need to learn how to conduct an effective preliminary patent search before filing? This class is designed to help inventors understand the patent search processes, and get hands-on exercises through different patent databases, such as PatFT (US granted patents database), AppFT (US published patent applications database), and Espacenet (EPO’s patent database), together with using the patent classification systems, such as CPC (Cooperative Patent Classification). Handouts will be provided.

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

Directions & Parking Information

Eventbrite - Patents Search Class I – For Inventors

Tue - Feb 23
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Overview of Intellectual Property Webinar
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

A webinar provided by the University Outreach Program at the USPTO. This webinar is an overview and introduction of the various branches of intellectual property – patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets – and their applicability. The speaker is Michael Razavi an Intellectual Property Outreach Educator and Senior Advisor at the USPTO.

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


Razavi

Michael Razavi
Intellectual Property Outreach Educator and Senior Advisor
Office of Innovation Development
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Michael Razavi has served the USPTO for over 30 years, where he has been on the leading edge of innovation, working creatively to develop and manage programs to improve the functioning of the Office and its reputation as a leading catalyst for economic and intellectual growth in industry, academia, and the public arena. For over 20 years, Mr. Razavi has been a spokesperson for the office, presenting technical and nontechnical information and initiatives on subjects related to USPTO, intellectual property, and other government initiatives to a wide variety of audiences from small groups to national conference participants.  

Currently he serves as Intellectual Property Outreach Educator and Senior Advisor to the Office of Innovation Development, working to implement programs under the direction of the America Invents Act. In this role, he developed the Pro Se Assistance Program for the USPTO, which became an executive action; he currently oversees this program.

Previously, Mr. Razavi led numerous projects and initiatives with foreign patent offices and embassies, as well as U.S. businesses, universities, and federal government agencies, including the Office of Personnel Management, Census Bureau, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Commerce. Mr. Razavi also serves as the President of the Supervisory Patent Examiner-Classifiers Organization, representing 600-plus managers at the USPTO. 

Mr. Razavi works with the Offices of the Under Secretary, the Commissioner of Patents, and the Office of Policy and International Affairs. Internationally, he worked with the directorate of the European Patent Office to compare IP issues in the two regions; represented the USPTO on an initiative to improve patent policy in Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries; and reviewed patent policies and laws that affect South and Central American countries for the Office of Policy and External Affairs.

Mr. Razavi holds degrees in Electrical and Medical Engineering from University of Maryland and George Washington University, a degree in Advanced Public Management from Syracuse University, and has been the recipient of the U.S. Vice President Al Gore Hammer Award and Department of Commerce Gold, Bronze, and Career Awards. 

Tue - Feb 23
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  IP Consciousness in the New Economy

Location: Clough Commons, Room 325

At the core of every billion-dollar idea sits intellectual property. Are you prepared to navigate through the layers of legal, ethical and technological obstacles to see yours through?

Luckily, the Georgia Tech Library offers a simple and sound option for students Feb. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. in room 325 in Clough Commons. Named “IP Consciousness in the New Economy,” this roundtable features experts from across Georgia Tech’s world-renowned faculty and staff prepared to help guide you through the sometimes daunting task of securing your intellectual ownership.

The two-hour seminar includes a question and answer period, an opportunity for free guidance and technical advice from experts in the field.

Questions are being taken now, so make sure to submit yours for the event to: http://forms.library.gatech.edu/ip

For additional questions, please e-mail Bing Wang, Director of the Library’s Intellectual Property Advisory Office, at bing.wang@library.gatech.edu.

Thu - Feb 25
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Discover PRIMO: The new GT catalog & 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 worshop exploring PRIMO -- including search tips, browsing capabilities, and customization options available to the GT community.


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

Tue - Mar 1
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  EndNote X7 Training Session
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!

Registration is available at: http://www.cetl.gatech.edu/communication-certificate/register/02-2016

If you need additional information please contact:

Lori Critz
Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

Wed - Mar 2
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  ECE & ME Student Library Orientation
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Library orientation session provides an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Mechanical Engineering (such as the Library Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, dissertations, patents, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided. Although customized for students in these two schools, GT students in other schools are also welcome to attend this class.

Please contact Bette Finn for further information, or if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group. Most classes last 90 minutes to two hours.

Wed - Mar 2
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  ECE & ME Student Library Orientation
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Library orientation session provides an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Mechanical Engineering (such as the Library Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, dissertations, patents, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided. Although customized for students in these two schools, GT students in other schools are also welcome to attend this class.

Please contact Bette Finn for further information, or if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group. Most classes last 90 minutes to two hours.

Thu - Mar 3
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  ECE & ME Student Library Orientation
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Library orientation session provides an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Mechanical Engineering (such as the Library Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, dissertations, patents, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided. Although customized for students in these two schools, GT students in other schools are also welcome to attend this class.

Please contact Bette Finn for further information, or if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group. Most classes last 90 minutes to two hours.

Fri - Mar 4
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  ECE & ME Student Library Orientation
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Library orientation session provides an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Mechanical Engineering (such as the Library Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, dissertations, patents, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided. Although customized for students in these two schools, GT students in other schools are also welcome to attend this class.

Please contact Bette Finn for further information, or if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group. Most classes last 90 minutes to two hours.

Fri - Mar 4
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  ECE & ME Student Library Orientation
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Library orientation session provides an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Mechanical Engineering (such as the Library Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, dissertations, patents, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided. Although customized for students in these two schools, GT students in other schools are also welcome to attend this class.

Please contact Bette Finn for further information, or if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group. Most classes last 90 minutes to two hours.

Fri - Mar 4
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  ECE & ME Student Library Orientation
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Library orientation session provides an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Mechanical Engineering (such as the Library Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, dissertations, patents, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided. Although customized for students in these two schools, GT students in other schools are also welcome to attend this class.

Please contact Bette Finn for further information, or if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group. Most classes last 90 minutes to two hours.

Thu - Mar 10
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. Get some hands on time with this professional software and learn all the ways you have access to the software through Georgia Tech !

In this workshop we experiment with various photoshop tools. We will cover things such as : Special filters, Cloning tools,  Blending images using  layer masks, adjusting hue and saturation, examples of portrait retouching and adjusting image brightness/contrast.

Click here to Register for or View Multimedia class offerings.


Click to REGISTER:


Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information. 

Sat - Mar 12
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Patents Search Class I – For Inventors
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you have an invention idea that you want to file a patent on? Have you tried patent searches on your own? Do you need to learn how to conduct an effective preliminary patent search before filing? This class is designed to help inventors understand the patent search processes, and get hands-on exercises through different patent databases, such as PatFT (US granted patents database), AppFT (US published patent applications database), and Espacenet (EPO’s patent database), together with using the patent classification systems, such as CPC (Cooperative Patent Classification). Handouts will be provided.

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

Directions & Parking Information

Eventbrite - Patents Search Class I – For Inventors

Mon - Mar 14
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Patents Search Class II – For Researchers
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you have a research topic that involves patent information? Are you wondering what kind of search tools are available for conducting patent searches and downloading relevant data for analysis? This class is designed for researchers, focusing on different patent databases and their features, including USPTO’s PubWEST and PubEAST, Thomson Reuters’ Derwint Innovations Index (GT only), and WIPO’s PatentScope. Additional search tools will be discussed while time permits.

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

Directions & Parking Information

Eventbrite - Patents Search Class I – For Inventors

Mon - Mar 14
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Illustrator for Beginners
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

In this beginning 90 min workshop we will familiarize you with the interface and introduce you to handy features/tools within the package, as we create a basic shapes, logos and text effects.

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 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.

Click here to Register for or View Multimedia class offerings.


Click to REGISTER:


Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information. 

Tue - Mar 15
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  InDesign for Beginners
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.

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.

Click here to Register for or View Multimedia class offerings.


Click to REGISTER:


Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information. 

Wed - Mar 30
3:00 PM - 4:30 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. Get some hands on time with this professional software and learn all the ways you have access to the software through Georgia Tech !

In this workshop we experiment with various photoshop tools. We will cover things such as : Special filters, Cloning tools,  Blending images using  layer masks, adjusting hue and saturation, examples of portrait retouching and adjusting image brightness/contrast.

Click here to Register for or View Multimedia class offerings.


Click to REGISTER:


Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information. 

Thu - Mar 31
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Discover PRIMO: The new GT catalog & 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 customization options available to the GT community.


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

Fri - Apr 1
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Communication Ethics Workshop
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Join us for this interactive session, for graduate students and postdocs, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and locate your appropriate citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Registration is available at: http://www.cetl.gatech.edu/communication-certificate/register/04-2016

If you need additional information, please contact:
Lori Critz 
Phone: 404-385-4392
Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

 

**** This class satisfies one hour of the in-person training requirement of the RCR Compliance Policy.  The amount of in-person training hours required can be found here:  http://rcr.gatech.edu/compliance-training-matrix ****

 

Mon - Apr 4
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  EndNote X7 Training Session
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!

Registration is available at: http://www.cetl.gatech.edu/communication-certificate/register/04-2016

If you need additional information please contact:

Lori Critz
Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

Sat - Apr 9
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Patents Search Class I – For Inventors
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you have an invention idea that you want to file a patent on? Have you tried patent searches on your own? Do you need to learn how to conduct an effective preliminary patent search before filing? This class is designed to help inventors understand the patent search processes, and get hands-on exercises through different patent databases, such as PatFT (US granted patents database), AppFT (US published patent applications database), and Espacenet (EPO’s patent database), together with using the patent classification systems, such as CPC (Cooperative Patent Classification). Handouts will be provided.

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

Directions & Parking Information

Eventbrite - Patents Search Class I – For Inventors

Wed - Apr 13
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Discover PRIMO: The new GT catalog & 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 worshop exploring PRIMO -- including search tips, browsing capabilities, and customization options available to the GT community.


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

Mon - Apr 18
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  Patents Search Class II – For Researchers
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you have a research topic that involves patent information? Are you wondering what kind of search tools are available for conducting patent searches and downloading relevant data for analysis? This class is designed for researchers, focusing on different patent databases and their features, including USPTO’s PubWEST and PubEAST, Thomson Reuters’ Derwint Innovations Index (GT only), and WIPO’s PatentScope. Additional search tools will be discussed while time permits.

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

Directions & Parking Information

Eventbrite - Patents Search Class I – For Inventors

Wed - Apr 20
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Illustrator for Beginners
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

In this beginning 90 min workshop we will familiarize you with the interface and introduce you to handy features/tools within the package, as we create a basic shapes, logos and text effects.

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 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.

Click here to Register for or View Multimedia class offerings.


Click to REGISTER:


Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu if you need more information. 

Wed - May 11
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Summer Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you want to conduct a patentability search before filing a patent application? Have you wondered about what the best search strategy to use when conducting a patent search? Designed to help inventors navigate through multiple free patent search databases effectively, this patent search class includes two parts:

  • Part One: Introduction
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

Eventbrite - Patents Search Class I – For Inventors

Tue - Jun 14
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Summer Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you want to conduct a patentability search before filing a patent application? Have you wondered about what the best search strategy to use when conducting a patent search? Designed to help inventors navigate through multiple free patent search databases effectively, this patent search class includes two parts:

  • Part One: Introduction
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

Eventbrite - Patents Search Class I – For Inventors

Mon - Jun 20
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  School of Mechanical Engineering Library Orientation
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

This Library orientation session provides an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in the School of Mechanical Engineering (such as the Library Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, dissertations, patents, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided. 

Although customized for School of Mechanical Engineering students, GT students in other schools are also welcome to attend this class.

Please contact Bette Finn (bette.finn@library.gatech.edu) for further information, or if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group.

Tue - Jun 21
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  School of Mechanical Engineering Library Orientation
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

This Library orientation session provides an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in the School of Mechanical Engineering (such as the Library Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, dissertations, patents, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided. 

Although customized for School of Mechanical Engineering students, GT students in other schools are also welcome to attend this class.

Please contact Bette Finn (bette.finn@library.gatech.edu) for further information, or if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group.

Thu - Jun 23
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  School of Mechanical Engineering Library Orientation
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

This Library orientation session provides an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in the School of Mechanical Engineering (such as the Library Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, dissertations, patents, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided. 

Although customized for School of Mechanical Engineering students, GT students in other schools are also welcome to attend this class.

Please contact Bette Finn (bette.finn@library.gatech.edu) for further information, or if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group.

Tue - Jul 12
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Summer Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you want to conduct a patentability search before filing a patent application? Have you wondered about what the best search strategy to use when conducting a patent search? Designed to help inventors navigate through multiple free patent search databases effectively, this patent search class includes two parts:

  • Part One: Introduction
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

Eventbrite - Patents Search Class I – For Inventors

Tue - Aug 9
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Summer Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you want to conduct a patentability search before filing a patent application? Have you wondered about what the best search strategy to use when conducting a patent search? Designed to help inventors navigate through multiple free patent search databases effectively, this patent search class includes two parts:

  • Part One: Introduction
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

Eventbrite - Patents Search Class I – For Inventors

Tue - Sep 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

Tue - Sep 6
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Photoshop
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 workshops we will experiment with variety of Photoshop tools and techniques covering things such as : Liquify, Spot healing, blending images using layer masks, examples of portrait retouching, adjusting image  brightness/contrast and creating special effects.

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

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

Eventbrite - Photoshop for Beginners

Wed - Sep 7
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)

Thu - Sep 8
3:00 PM - 4:30 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.

Tue - Sep 13
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
  Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Job seekers – knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage during your job search. You’ll be shown how to effectively use key online company information sources to get the big picture about a company. The Library subscribes to these – at no cost to you! We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Wed - Sep 14
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Sci-Hub, Scholarly Communication, and You
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

In recent months, so-called “pirate” sites such as Sci-Hub have gained attention for providing easy access to any scholarly journal article, without regard to the user’s subscription status, and without requiring payment. This activity often infringes on the copyright in the articles, which is generally held by publishers. Librarians have been quick to recognize that sites such as this are illegal, but nevertheless these sites remain popular This class will explore the issues of academic resource access, including discussion of why these sites are popular, and who benefits and who is harmed by illegal access to scholarly work. We’ll also discuss how you, as a scholar, can ensure that you can retain the copyright in your work and make your work openly accessible regardless of publisher or pirate motives in the scholarly communication landscape.

Learning objectives:

  • Define and identify a “pirate” scholarly website
  • Understand the basics of traditional (legal) access to scholarly publications
  • Understanding of options for making one’s own scholarly work available openly and legally

No registration is needed. Contact Fred Rascoe for further information or questions.

Wed - Sep 14
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Job seekers – knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage during your job search. You’ll be shown how to effectively use key online company information sources to get the big picture about a company. The Library subscribes to these – at no cost to you! We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Thu - Sep 15
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Job seekers – knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage during your job search. You’ll be shown how to effectively use key online company information sources to get the big picture about a company. The Library subscribes to these – at no cost to you! We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Fri - Sep 16
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Job seekers – knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage during your job search. You’ll be shown how to effectively use key online company information sources to get the big picture about a company. The Library subscribes to these – at no cost to you! We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Mon - Sep 19
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Job seekers – knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage during your job search. You’ll be shown how to effectively use key online company information sources to get the big picture about a company. The Library subscribes to these – at no cost to you! We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Tue - Sep 20
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
  Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Job seekers – knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage during your job search. You’ll be shown how to effectively use key online company information sources to get the big picture about a company. The Library subscribes to these – at no cost to you! We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Tue - Sep 20
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.

Wed - Sep 21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Literature Review Boot Camp
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you confused on where to start when 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 assist 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

Thu - Sep 22
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

Tue - Sep 27
11:00 AM - 12:30 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.

Wed - Sep 28
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Photoshop
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 workshops we will experiment with variety of Photoshop tools and techniques covering things such as : Liquify, Spot healing, blending images using layer masks, examples of portrait retouching, adjusting image  brightness/contrast and creating special effects.

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

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

Eventbrite - Photoshop for Beginners

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

Fri - Oct 7
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  IEEE Xplore Instruction Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

The Georgia Tech Library's subscription IEEE Xplore database includes access to the full text of IEEE content published since 1988 with select content published since 1872 from:

  • IEEE journals, transactions, and magazines
  • IEEE and IET conference proceedings
  • IET journals
  • IEEE published standards

Also known as the IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL)

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

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

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

 


Program AGENDA:

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, Principal Consultant, VentureLab, Georgia Tech
  • Jason Fletcher, J.D., IP Attorney, Ballard Spahr LLP Atlanta
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