Tuesday, March 22, 2016

GIS Workshop- Wednesday, April 6

An Introduction to GIS, with Dr. Rebecca Dobbs
April 6  3-5 PM
Stillwell 354
Why is GIS such a powerful tool for humanities and social science scholarship and for community projects? Find out in this workshop while getting hands-on instruction aimed at absolute beginners, presented by a scholar experienced with historical, qualitative, and social GIS uses. Dr. Rebecca Dobbs  teaches human geography in the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources. 

Space is limited to the first 25 registrants.

For registration questions, contact Liz Skene, Digital Initiative Librarian, at emskene@wcu.edu.

For more information about workshop content, contact Rebecca Dobbs at grdobbs@wcu.edu.

Digitization Workshop- Monday, April 4

Are you ready to start digitizing your collection but don’t know where to start? Overwhelmed by file formats, digitization standards, and file storage? This presentation will cover the equipment for digitization, best practices for scanning, file naming conventions, and introductory digital preservation practices. At the end, participants will be encouraged to share their own challenges and success with digitization. 

Elizabeth Skene is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Hunter Library.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Zotero Workshop, March 15, 2-3 PM

Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. With a single click, Zotero saves citations and enables you to create customized bibliographies in standard citation styles, including MLA, Chicago and APA. This workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero such as: installing Zotero, adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing and managing your citations, creating a bibliography, and using the Microsoft Word plug-in to easily insert citations from Zotero into your documents. Participants are encouraged to bring their personal computers so that they may download and interact with the program. Registration is encouraged.

Cara Barker is Reference and Instruction Librarian at Hunter Library.