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  Events
  Library Classes
  Data Classes
  Multimedia Classes
  Software Classes
  Multiple Events
Tue - May 16
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Looking for summer classes? What about a free patent class? Suppose that you have an invention and you want your idea be protected. Before filing a patent application, you would want to find out if the same idea has been patented. 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, this class will help you understand the basics of patent documents, how to navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively, and how to conduct your own patent search. There are two parts:

  • 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)

Classes are offered on multiple dates. Choose the date that fits your schedule and register online:

  • Tue., May 16, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thur., June 15, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., July 18, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., August 8, 2017, 12-2 p.m.

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

Eventbrite - Summer Patent Search Classes

Thu - Jun 15
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Looking for summer classes? What about a free patent class? Suppose that you have an invention and you want your idea be protected. Before filing a patent application, you would want to find out if the same idea has been patented. 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, this class will help you understand the basics of patent documents, how to navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively, and how to conduct your own patent search. There are two parts:

  • 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)

Classes are offered on multiple dates. Choose the date that fits your schedule and register online:

  • Tue., May 16, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thur., June 15, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., July 18, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., August 8, 2017, 12-2 p.m.

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

Eventbrite - Summer Patent Search Classes

Thu - Jul 13
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  ProQuest Military Database
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

This drop-in class provides search tips for the Georgia Tech Library subscription ProQuest Military Database. This database covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, and civil engineering. For additional information, please email bette.finn@library.gatech.edu.

Tue - Jul 18
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Looking for summer classes? What about a free patent class? Suppose that you have an invention and you want your idea be protected. Before filing a patent application, you would want to find out if the same idea has been patented. 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, this class will help you understand the basics of patent documents, how to navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively, and how to conduct your own patent search. There are two parts:

  • 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)

Classes are offered on multiple dates. Choose the date that fits your schedule and register online:

  • Tue., May 16, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thur., June 15, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., July 18, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., August 8, 2017, 12-2 p.m.

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

Eventbrite - Summer Patent Search Classes

Wed - Jul 19
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Find funding using Pivot!

Location: BME 1232

Pivot is a powerful database of both public and private sponsorship opportunities. Come learn how to create an account and to start finding funding. There will be a Q&A session after the training with representatives from the Office of Sponsored Programs, Foundation Relations, and Corporate Relations.

Bring your laptop.

Eventbrite - Pivot

Mon - Jul 24
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Intellectual Property Seminar Series: Copyright 101
Location: Wilby Room (Ground Floor)

If you are writing a paper, can you use an image found on the internet? If you own a business, do you want to know what type of intellectual property protection you need? As a part of the Intellectual Property Seminar Series, Copyright 101 will be ocusing on copyright basics and answering these and other related questions. Please join Meredith Ragains, the Executive Director of Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, for a discussion on how copyright laws protect works made by artists and creatives. Ms. Ragains will also discuss, more generally, other areas of intellectual property such as trademark and patent laws.

Speaker's Bio:

For the past four years, Meredith Ragains has served as the Executive Director of Georgia Lawyers for the Arts. Meredith oversees legal services, education programs, and community relations for the statewide organization. Her duties also include long-range planning, budgetary controls, fundraising, and personnel supervisions.

Prior to her work at GLA, Meredith was a litigator for 12 years at Robins Kaplan where she was in the Commercial Litigation practice group. Meredith graduated from Emory University and Mercer Law School. After law school, Meredith clerked for Chief Judge Ernest Tidwell of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. In addition to her work at GLA, Meredith is an adjunct professor at Emory Law School where she teaches contract drafting, and she regularly guest lectures at the Georgia State University College of Law on intellectual property-related topics.

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

Directions & Parking Information

Eventbrite - Intellectual Property Seminar Series: Copyright 101

Thu - Jul 27
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Intellectual Property Seminar Series: Patents Infringement Litigation

Location: Clough 102

You just finished a round of funding for your new start-up when the mail arrives. In it is a cease and desist letter alleging that your recently launched project infringes a US Patent and that you will be liable for trebled damages. What do you do? Do you infringe? How do you respond? 

As a part of the Intellectual Property Seminar Series, the Georgia Tech PTRC/Georgia Tech Library is hosting this seminar focusing on patent infringement litigation. 

Join us for a discussion of patent litigation that includes understanding patents, understanding what constitutes infringement, and what steps to take when you receive a cease and desist letter. Additionally, we will discuss non-practicing entities and how they can make matters more complex. This talk will include a review of patents, patent infringement, a discussion of non-practicing entities, litigation tactics, and recent changes to the law in response to an increase in offensive litigation by non-practicing entities.

Speaker's Bio:

Mr. Philip Burrus worked with Motorola, Inc. from 1997 through 2005. Serving as Senior Patent Counsel, he was solely responsible for the intellectual property prosecution and portfolio management of the Energy Systems Group, a $700 million business. In 2005, to answer the needs of in-house counsel across Atlanta, he founded the Burrus Intellectual Property Law Group.

Mr. Burrus has extensive experience with intellectual property prosecution, as well as portfolio development and management, for businesses both small and large. With degrees in engineering, business and law, as well as experience as an entrepreneur, he brings a broad and dynamic perspective to intellectual property issues.

Phillip holds a Master of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University (more info: http://www.burrusiplaw.com/bio.php).

Location:
Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, Room 102
266 4th Street N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30332

Directions & Parking Information

Eventbrite - Non-Practicing Entities and Patents Litigation: Dealing with a Troll

Tue - Aug 8
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Looking for summer classes? What about a free patent class? Suppose that you have an invention and you want your idea be protected. Before filing a patent application, you would want to find out if the same idea has been patented. 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, this class will help you understand the basics of patent documents, how to navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively, and how to conduct your own patent search. There are two parts:

  • 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)

Classes are offered on multiple dates. Choose the date that fits your schedule and register online:

  • Tue., May 16, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thur., June 15, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., July 18, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., August 8, 2017, 12-2 p.m.

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

Eventbrite - Summer Patent Search Classes

Thu - Aug 10
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Faculty Skills Workshop, Day 1
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Unsure of where to start with social media or managing your data? Or do you need to know how to access journal articles or books from our catalog?

The faculty skills workshop will in the Homer Rice classroom of the Price Gilbert Library from Aug 10 & 11. New faculty, new-to-Tech faculty, or anyone needing a brush up are welcome to come. All of the sessions will be recorded.

Agenda, Day 1:

10:00 - 10:50, Copyright and SMARTech
11:00 - 11:50, Data management
1:00 - 1:50, Article, journal, and database access
2:00 - 2:50, Creating a narrative for research

Fri - Aug 11
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Faculty Skills Workshop, Day 2
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Unsure of where to start with social media or managing your data? Or do you need to know how to access journal articles or books from our catalog? 

The faculty skills workshop will in the Homer Rice classroom of the Price Gilbert Library from Aug 10 & 11. New faculty, new-to-Tech faculty, or anyone needing a brush up are welcome to come. All of the sessions will be recorded.

Agenda, Day 2:

10:00 - 10:50, Find grant funding with Pivot
11:00 - 11:50, Books, ebooks, and more with the library catalog
1:00 - 1:50, Building a professional brand through social media

Mon - Sep 11
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  EndNote X8 Training Session: Citation Management (Offered as Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

EndNote X8 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, Coordinator - Graduate Communication Certificate Program

Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

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

Tue - Sep 12
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Search Workshop
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you curious about patents? As an inventor, what do you need to know before filing a patent application for protection? A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. In this workshop, you will learn, through hands-on exercises, how to navigate through multiple free patent databases, and how to conduct your own preliminary patent search effectively. Handouts are included. The workshop covers two parts:

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

Classes are offered on multiple dates. Choose the date that fits your schedule and register online:

  • Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thur., Sept. 28, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thur., Oct. 26, 2017, 12-2 p.m.

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

Eventbrite - Patent Search Workshop

Fri - Sep 15
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Implementing A New Manufacturing Vision: Challenges, Mechanisms, Partnerships and Lessons Learned

Location: Engineered Biosystems Building, Room 100

This seminar is a part of the Intellectural Property Seminar Series, sponsored by the Patent and Trademark Resource Center, Georgia Tech Library.

What will the future of manufacturing look like 15 years from now? How does manufacturing stay competitive in the global economy? Please join Dr. Ben Wang, Executive Director of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute for a discusson on implementing a new manufacturing vision.

Developed countries realize that a robust economy must have a strong manufacturing base. The service industry alone cannot sustain a long-lasting, prosperous economy. Globally, policy makers are redefining their macro-economic policies, including advanced manufacturing such as the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (USA), Industry 4.0 (Germany), MIC2025 (China), Catapult (UK), to name a few, in order to stay competitive in the global marketplace.

With a renewed interest in manufacturing, we must first define the characteristics of the future of manufacturing. Manufacturing of the future will be built upon the following pillars: 1) advanced processes; 2) innovative materials; 3) disruptive business models of extended value chains; and 4) a skilled workforce. Manufacturing processes will no longer be limited to metal cutting or fabricating semiconductors; instead, nano-processing, bio-manufacturing and additive methods will increase in use. On the materials front, even though metals and alloys will continue to be a main material of choice, composites, nano-materials and bio-materials, including biological and stem cells, will be important as we move forward.

It’s important to note that the line between manufacturing and the service industry is blurring. Ten or fifteen years from now, it would be hard to tell which company is in manufacturing or which company is in the service industry. Advanced manufacturing-supported services will be the hallmark of manufacturing. There are many challenges going forward, among which workforce development ranks number one. In the U.S. alone, at least two million manufacturing jobs cannot be filled due to a lack of skilled graduates, from two-year technical colleges all the way to post-doctoral personnel.

Higher education institutions are adapting to the renewed interest in advanced manufacturing. The adjustments are not straightforward or easy. There are technical and cultural challenges. Dr. Ben Wang will share with faculty and students the challenges we will encounter, mechanisms we have already put in place, partnerships we have built, and lessons we have learned, as we march into the future of manufacturing.

RSVP by September 8 (Light lunch will be included).

Eventbrite - Implementing A New Manufacturing Vision:  Challenges, Mechanisms, Partnerships and Lessons Learned

Speaker's Bio:

Dr. Ben Wang is Executive Director of Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds the Gwaltney Chair in Manufacturing Systems in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.

Dr. Wang serves as Vice-Chair on the National Materials and Manufacturing Board (NMMB). The NMMB is the principal forum at the U.S. National Academies for national issues related to innovative materials and advanced manufacturing, and has oversight responsibility for National Research Council activities in these technology areas. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering and a member of two Honor Societies: Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Pi Mu.

In addition to authoring or co-authoring 250 refereed journal papers and 150 conference articles, he is a co-author of three books. Creativity and innovation is central to Dr. Wang’s R&D endeavors. He has a portfolio of issued and applied-for patents that now exceeds 35.

He received a B.S. from Tunghai University (Taiwan) and M.S. and Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, all in industrial engineering.

Mon - Sep 18
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  SimplyAnalytics: Analytics for Everyone – Training Session
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

SimplyAnalytics is a web-based mapping, analytics, and data visualization application that makes it easy for anyone to create interactive maps, charts, and reports using thousands of data variables. Answering questions using premium demographic, business, health, and marketing data has never been easier.

Steven Swartz, VP of Sales for SimplyAnalytics will lead a live demonstration of SimplyAnalytics.

 

 What this session covers:

  • Navigating the SimplyAnalytics Interface
  • How to edit and export a map using a variable of your choice
  • How to overlay businesses onto a map
  • Overview of several useful reports, including comparisons, rankings and related data reports
  • Creating custom, user-defined locations for analysis
  • Applying filters to hone your research
  • Conducting ring-studies/radius locations within 1, 3 and 5 miles from a specific location
  • Advanced tips & tricks to get the most out of SimplyAnalytics

No pre-registration needed!

 

Questions: contact Lori Critz - lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

Tue - Sep 19
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Technology Licensing at GTRC

Location: Engineered Biosystems Building, Room 100

Are you an inventor or researcher? Have you ever wondered how to get your ideas protected, and how to commercialize your invention technology? As a part of the Intellectual Property Seminar Series, sponsored by the Georgia Tech Patent and Trademark Resource Center, Georgia Tech Library, this seminar features Dr. Terry Bray, Director of Technology Licensing, Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) , focusing discussons on technology licensing at Georgia Tech. GTRC is the organization which owns and manages intellectual property (IP) created at Georgia Tech. GTRC provides guidance and services to support Georgia Tech's sponsored research and technology transfer efforts. This seminar will provide a brief overview of GTRC, its mission, and activities, as well as describing the steps and issues involved in managing IP and technology licensing.

Targeting Audience: Georgia Tech students, researchers, faculty and staff.

RSVP by Sept. 14 (Light lunch will be included).

Eventbrite - Technology Licensing at GTRC

Speaker's Bio:

Dr. Terry Bray is the Director of Technology Licensing at Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) and has over 25 years of experience in the creation, development, and commercialization of innovative technologies.  Prior to joining GTRC, he held positions as the Executive Vice President of Business Development at Atherotech Diagnostics Lab, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as the Director of Physical Sciences in the UAB Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (formerly the UAB Research Foundation), in the Office of Technology Transfer at North Carolina State University as a Senior Licensing Associate, and at UAB as a researcher and faculty member in the department of Biomedical Engineering.  Dr. Bray has extensive experience in the management, patenting, and licensing of intellectual property, as well as facilitating start-up company formation and economic development.  While a researcher at UAB, Dr. Bray developed several technologies that were commercialized and is an inventor on several issued patents.  Dr. Bray holds a B.S. in chemistry from Mercer University, a M.S. in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Wed - Sep 20
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
  Finding Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company. Strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, corporate culture – and more. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session. No pre-registration needed.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly, Business Reference Librarian

Thu - Sep 21
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Introduction to R Studio
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

R is a free, open source statistical analysis software package that is commonly used in research environments for data analysis and visualization. In this hands-on workshop attendees will learn the basics of how to get started with R Studio, including working with sample data to perform introductory statistical analysis and basic data visualization. The session is geared towards those with minimal or no experience using the R software package although basic understanding of statistical concepts such as median, mean, and normality is recommended. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own research data sets and statistical challenges for peer-to-peer assistance at the end of the session. There is no cost for this workshop and all technology will be provided by the library. Seating is limited so advance registration is recommended.

Eventbrite - Introduction to R Studio

Thu - Sep 21
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  Finding Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company. Strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, corporate culture – and more. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session. No pre-registration needed.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly, Business Reference Librarian

Fri - Sep 22
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
  Finding Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company. Strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, corporate culture – and more. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session. No pre-registration needed.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly, Business Reference Librarian

Tue - Sep 26
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  Finding Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company. Strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, corporate culture – and more. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session. No pre-registration needed.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly, Business Reference Librarian

Thu - Sep 28
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Search Workshop
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you curious about patents? As an inventor, what do you need to know before filing a patent application for protection? A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. In this workshop, you will learn, through hands-on exercises, how to navigate through multiple free patent databases, and how to conduct your own preliminary patent search effectively. Handouts are included. The workshop covers two parts:

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

Classes are offered on multiple dates. Choose the date that fits your schedule and register online:

  • Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thur., Sept. 28, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thur., Oct. 26, 2017, 12-2 p.m.

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

Eventbrite - Patent Search Workshop

Thu - Sep 28
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
  Finding Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company. Strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, corporate culture – and more. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session. No pre-registration needed.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly, Business Reference Librarian

Tue - Oct 3
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  Finding Business Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. No pre-registration needed.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly, Business Reference Librarian

Thu - Oct 5
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  EndNote X8 Training Session: Citation Management (Offered as Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

EndNote X8 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, Coordinator - Graduate Communication Certificate Program

Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

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

Tue - Oct 10
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Search Workshop
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you curious about patents? As an inventor, what do you need to know before filing a patent application for protection? A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. In this workshop, you will learn, through hands-on exercises, how to navigate through multiple free patent databases, and how to conduct your own preliminary patent search effectively. Handouts are included. The workshop covers two parts:

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

Classes are offered on multiple dates. Choose the date that fits your schedule and register online:

  • Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thur., Sept. 28, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thur., Oct. 26, 2017, 12-2 p.m.

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

Eventbrite - Patent Search Workshop

Thu - Oct 12
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  Finding Business Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. No pre-registration needed.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly, Business Reference Librarian

Tue - Oct 17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Copyright Demystified, Part I – What rights do you have, and when might you lose them?
Location: Wilby Room (Ground Floor)

Copyright is the cornerstone of scholarship and creative activities. Creators are rewarded for original works and have a right over them. It is important for any creator to understand the rights they enjoy and learn the pitfalls where those rights do not apply. In this class, you will learn copyright principles and their practical applications from real case scenarios.

Prior to attending this class, please visit:

http://fairuse.gatech.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/339/2016/04/Poster6.pdf for a basic understanding of the differences among patents, copyright and trademark. Please also visit http://fairuse.gatech.edu/ for a foundational review of the copyright basics.

Eventbrite - Copyright Workshop

Speaker’s Bio:

Ms. Bing Wang is an intellectual property attorney, whose practice centers on copyright, trademark & branding, trade secret, and unfair competition law for individuals, businesses, entertainment & news agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Here at Georgia Tech, Ms. Wang is responsible for researching, identifying, and providing awareness of and education on copyright issues arising from discovery and creation of knowledge that affect library operations as well as faculty and students engaged in research, teaching and learning.

Thu - Oct 19
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Introduction to R Studio
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

R is a free, open source statistical analysis software package that is commonly used in research environments for data analysis and visualization. In this hands-on workshop attendees will learn the basics of how to get started with R Studio, including working with sample data to perform introductory statistical analysis and basic data visualization. The session is geared towards those with minimal or no experience using the R software package although basic understanding of statistical concepts such as median, mean, and normality is recommended. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own research data sets and statistical challenges for peer-to-peer assistance at the end of the session. There is no cost for this workshop and all technology will be provided by the library. Seating is limited so advance registration is recommended.

Eventbrite - Introduction to R Studio

Mon - Oct 23
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  Finding Business Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. No pre-registration needed.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly, Business Reference Librarian

Tue - Oct 24
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Intellectual Property Seminar Series: Overview of Patent Filing
Location: Wilby Room (Ground Floor)

A patent is an exclusive right to a product or a process that generally provides a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem. Unfortunately, filing a patent can be very expensive. Is there a way to get your invention protected for less money? Please join Mr. Grant Corboy, a patent attorney from the USPTO for a talk on how to obtain free legal assistance through a special program designed to help under-resourced inventors and small business.

Mr. Corboy will cover these topics:

  • How to apply to the USPTO’s Patent Pro Bono Program for help in preparing, filing and prosecuting your patent application
  • How to prepare a thorough provisional patent application
  • How to file an application efficiently

This seminar is a part of the Intellectural Property Seminar Series sponsored by Georgia Tech PTRC, Georgia Tech Library.

Light refreshment will be included.

Eventbrite - Overview of Patent Filing


Speaker's Biography:

Mr. William Grant Corboy III joined the Office of Enrollment Discipline (OED) as a Patent Attorney in 2016. As a member of the Patent Pro Bono Team, he is dedicated to making sure that all inventors have access to the patent system, including those who are financially under-resourced. In addition to his Patent Pro Bono responsibilities, Mr. Corboy also serves as a Staff Attorney investigating discipline and enrollment matters. Mr. Corboy was a Primary Patent Examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and, prior to joining the USPTO in 2010, he worked for fifteen years in industry as a design engineer, project manager and government contracts manager with DuPont and Lockheed Martin.

Mr. Corboy is a member of the Maryland bar, and he is registered to practice before the USPTO. He graduated, cum laude, from The University of Baltimore School of Law and received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and his Masters of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of Delaware.


Seminar Location:

Georgia Tech Library, Wilby Room, Ground Floor
266 4th Street N.W., Atlanta, GA 30332

(The Wilby Room location can be found on this library floor plan: http://www.library.gatech.edu/about/floorplans/ground.html)

Directions & Parking Information

Suggested visitor parking areas: Visitor Parking Area 2 and Visitor Parking Area 3 near the Student Center. Directions to parking: http://goo.gl/PSTjYB

To find the full details about visitor parking, check here: http://pts.gatech.edu/visitors

 

Thu - Oct 26
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Search Workshop
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you curious about patents? As an inventor, what do you need to know before filing a patent application for protection? A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. In this workshop, you will learn, through hands-on exercises, how to navigate through multiple free patent databases, and how to conduct your own preliminary patent search effectively. Handouts are included. The workshop covers two parts:

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

Classes are offered on multiple dates. Choose the date that fits your schedule and register online:

  • Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thur., Sept. 28, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thur., Oct. 26, 2017, 12-2 p.m.

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

Eventbrite - Patent Search Workshop

Thu - Oct 26
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  Finding Business Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. No pre-registration needed.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly, Business Reference Librarian

Wed - Nov 1
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  EndNote X8 Training Session: Citation Management (Offered as Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

EndNote X8 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, Coordinator - Graduate Communication Certificate Program

Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

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

Tue - Nov 7
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Copyright Demystified, Part II – How to legally use other people’s work without permission
Location: Wilby Room (Ground Floor)

Thanks to the internet, you can find virtually anything you need. Copyright law affords you some safe spaces to use others’ work without permission. However, simply accessing others’ work -- no matter a photo, article, blog post, or short video -- does not mean you can use them freely. In this class, you will learn how to use copyrighted materials without infringement and best practices in obtaining and using materials online. 

Prior to attending this class, please visit:

http://fairuse.gatech.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/339/2016/04/Poster6.pdf for a basic understanding of the differences among patents, copyright and trademark. Please also visit http://fairuse.gatech.edu/ for a foundational review of the copyright basics.

Eventbrite - Copyright Workshop

Speaker’s Bio:

Ms. Bing Wang is an intellectual property attorney, whose practice centers on copyright, trademark & branding, trade secret, and unfair competition law for individuals, businesses, entertainment & news agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Here at Georgia Tech, Ms. Wang is responsible for researching, identifying, and providing awareness of and education on copyright issues arising from discovery and creation of knowledge that affect library operations as well as faculty and students engaged in research, teaching and learning.

Thu - Nov 16
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  Find grants with Pivot!
Location: Wilby Room (Ground Floor)

Pivot combines public and private sponsorship opportunities into a single, easy-to-use database. Besides funding your research, Pivot can help you find travel money and fellowships. Learn to find the awards that are the best fit for you. 

The workshop is November 16 at 3:30 in the Wilby Room in the Library. This session is targeted towards graduate students and postdocs. 

Bring your laptop!

Mon - Nov 20
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  EndNote X8 Training Session: Citation Management (Offered as Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

EndNote X8 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, Coordinator - Graduate Communication Certificate Program

Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

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

Mon - Dec 18
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Find grants with Pivot!
Location: Online

Pivot combines public and private sponsorship opportunities into a single, easy-to-use database. Besides funding your research, Pivot can help you find travel money and fellowships. Learn to find the awards that are the best fit for you. 

The virtual session is December 18 at 3:00 at  https://bluejeans.com/295114142. All are welcome. 

Tue - Jan 16
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Tuesday Patent Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

Eventbrite - Tuesday Patent Class

Mon - Jan 22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Introduction to R for Public Policy
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

R is a free, open source statistical analysis software package often utilized in policy research environments for data analysis and visualization. In this hands-on workshop geared towards Public Policy attendees will learn the basics of how to get started with the R Studio development environment. Workshop activities will include loading sample data from the General Social Survey (GSS) and Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) to perform introductory statistical analysis and basic data visualization.

The workshop is geared towards those with minimal or no experience using the R software package. Attendees are also welcome to discuss their own unique statistical challenges for peer-to-peer assistance at the end of the session. There is no cost for this workshop and all technology will be provided by the library. Seating is limited so advance registration is recommended.

Instructors: Ameet Doshi (Public Policy) and Jay Forrest (GIS and Spatial Data)

Eventbrite - Intro to R Studio

Thu - Feb 1
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Introduction to R Studio
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

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

Eventbrite - Intro to R Studio

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

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

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

Wed - Feb 7
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Copyright & Open Access in Scholarly Communication
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

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

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

Eventbrite - Copyright Class

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

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

Eventbrite - OpenRefine: Introduction

Fri - Feb 9
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  D3
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)
This D3 workshop will teach the basics of html, css, and javascript and build on that knowledge to explore components of d3 to manipulate scalable vector graphics, load data from JSON and CSV, create shapes and paths, and by the end create a simple line graph from a data set.
 
Computers in the classroom are limited so bring your own laptop with your favorite text editor. Basic programming experience would be helpful, but this tutorial is designed so you can learn how to code for the first time.

Eventbrite - D3

Wed - Feb 14
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  OpenRefine: Advanced
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

Eventbrite - OpenRefine: Advanced

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

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

The introductory course will cover the following topics:

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

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

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

Mon - Feb 19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Tableau
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

We will create 3 distinct graphs.

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

Eventbrite - Tableau

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

 Eventbrite - Intro to R Studio

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

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

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

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

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

Find out more about workshops at the Library Eventbrite page.

Eventbrite - Intro to R Studio

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

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

The Workshop should will cover these topics:

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

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

Speaker's Bio:

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

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

Eventbrite - Intro to R Studio 

Fri - Feb 23
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  VantagePoint – Part One

Location: Computer Lab - 2d floor DM Smith building 

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

  • Overview of TechMining/Bibliometrics (what it is and why we use it)
  • Overview of the TechMining Process and VantagePoint Toolset
  • Hands on demonstration – conducting a Research Profile on “graphene nanoribbons” using VantagePoint
Fri - Feb 23
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  D3
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)
This D3 workshop will teach the basics of html, css, and javascript and build on that knowledge to explore components of d3 to manipulate scalable vector graphics, load data from JSON and CSV, create shapes and paths, and by the end create a simple line graph from a data set.
 
Computers in the classroom are limited so bring your own laptop with your favorite text editor. Basic programming experience would be helpful, but this tutorial is designed so you can learn how to code for the first time.

Eventbrite - D3

Thu - Mar 1
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Introduction to R Studio
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

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

Eventbrite - Intro to R Studio

Fri - Mar 2
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  VantagePoint – Part Two

Location: Computer Lab - 2d floor DM Smith building

VantagePoint – Part Two – ADVANCED ANALYTICS Using the TechMining Process and VantagePoint for Your Research

This session is designed to assist participants with:

  • Identifying research question/area
  • Identifying appropriate data sources and relevant TechMining/bibliometric “indicators”
  • Using VantagePoint functionality to generate “indicators”

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?
Mon - Mar 5
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Intro to PubMed
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

PubMed is the world's preeminent medical and human subjects research database. This massive resource has over 23 million articles indexed in it. This class will offer basic steps on how to navigate the wealth of information. Bring questions!

Tue - Mar 6
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
  Plotly
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Learning Data Visualization with Python and Plotly: Learn how to create a colorful and interactive visualization using Plotly, a cloud-based data visualization tool. Our workshop will focus on filtering out messy data, gathering the dimensions we want to plot, and creating an interactive 3D scatterplot using the Plotly API for Python.

Eventbrite - Ploty

Wed - Mar 7
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  EndNote X8
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

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

Thu - Mar 8
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. 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.

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

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. Find out more about workshops on the Library Eventbrite page.

 Eventbrite - InDesign / Adobe Creative Suite for Beginners

Fri - Mar 9
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Finding grants with Pivot
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Pivot combines public and private sponsorship opportunities into a single, easy-to-use database. It is comprehensive, so it is useful for the sciences, engineering, social sciences, and the humanities. Learn to find the awards that are the best fit for you. There are even opportunities for non-US citizens and postdocs.

Tue - Mar 13
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Chemical Searching for Engineering and Chemistry majors
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Learn about several resources for your search if there is a chemical component in your topic. Suitable for all chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, material sciences, environmental, and mechanical engineering majors.

Tue - Mar 13
11:15 PM - 12:00 PM
  Finding Business Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases.

No pre-registration needed.

Wed - Mar 14
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  Chemical Searching for Engineering and Chemistry majors
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Learn about several resources for your search if there is a chemical component in your topic. Suitable for all chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, material sciences, environmental, and mechanical engineering majors.

Wed - Mar 14
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  OpenRefine: Introduction
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

Eventbrite - OpenRefine: Introduction

Thu - Mar 15
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Photoshop for Beginners
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

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

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

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

Find out more about workshops at the Library Eventbrite page.

Eventbrite - Ploty

Mon - Mar 19
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Tableau
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

We will create 3 distinct graphs.

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

Eventbrite - Tableau

Tue - Mar 20
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Tuesday Patent Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

Eventbrite - Tuesday Patent Class

Tue - Mar 20
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  Finding Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company. Strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, corporate culture – and more. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.  No pre-registration needed.

Wed - Mar 21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  OpenRefine: Advanced
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

Eventbrite - OpenRefine: Advanced

Thu - Mar 22
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
  Plotly
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Learning Data Visualization with Python and Plotly: Learn how to create a colorful and interactive visualization using Plotly, a cloud-based data visualization tool. Our workshop will focus on filtering out messy data, gathering the dimensions we want to plot, and creating an interactive 3D scatterplot using the Plotly API for Python.

Eventbrite - Ploty

Mon - Mar 26
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Tableau
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

We will create 3 distinct graphs.

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

Eventbrite - Tableau

 

Mon - Mar 26
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  Finding Business Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases.

No pre-registration needed.

Tue - Mar 27
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.

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

Find out more about workshops on the Library Eventbrite page.

Eventbrite - Ploty

Thu - Mar 29
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Learning Data Visualization with Python and Plotly
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Learning Data Visualization with Python and Plotly: Learn how to create a colorful and interactive visualization using Plotly, a cloud-based data visualization tool. Our workshop will focus on filtering out messy data, gathering the dimensions we want to plot, and creating an interactive 3D scatterplot using the Plotly API for Python.

Eventbrite - Ploty

Thu - Apr 5
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  EndNote X8
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

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

Mon - Apr 9
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  Finding Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company. Strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, corporate culture – and more. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

No pre-registration needed.

Tue - Apr 17
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Tuesday Patent Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

Eventbrite - Tuesday Patent Class

Tue - Apr 17
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  Finding Business Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases.

No pre-registration needed.

Wed - Apr 18
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Copyright & Open Access in Scholarly Publishing
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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

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

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

Eventbrite - Copyright & Open Access in Scholarly Publishing