Looking for tech workshops (or other tech or library related events)?

Tech workshops are offered at the GC by many different departments and programs. In addition to this calendar, check out the GC Digital Initiatives calendar, and the Library’s calendar. We’ve tried to cross-post as many as possible here, but for the most up-to-date information and location details be sure to check with the sponsoring department.

If you would like to add an event to this list, please email technology (at) cunydsc (dot) org with the event details.

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March 2014

Basic SPSS

March 5, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This class will give a general overview of the SPSS statistical package: What is it? What can it do? What do you need to know to get started? Instructor: GC Adjunct Librarian Margaret Smith If you’ve already downloaded SPSS and have basic familiarity with it, consider attending the Advanced SPSS class instead.

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Organizing Your Research with Reference Management Software: Zotero and Mendeley

March 5, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop introduces two popular reference and citation management systems, Zotero and Mendeley Desktop. Great for beginners who want to learn how to organize their references and automatically generate citations and bibliographies. The workshop will be hosted by Erin Glass and Keith Miyake.

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“HiPSTAS, What?: Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, and Visualizations with Sound”

March 5, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In order to increase access to recordings of significance to the humanities, Tanya Clement at the University of Texas School of Information in collaboration with David Tcheng and Loretta Auvil at the Illinois Informatics Institute at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign have developed the HiPSTAS (High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and Scholarship), which is currently being funded by an NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grant and an NEH Preservation and Access Grant to develop…

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Data for Social Justice: Analyzing and Visualizing Data

March 13, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This class, part two of a three part series, will cover different web applications and software available for analyzing and visualizing demographic, economic, and social data. Instructor: GC Adjunct Librarian Margaret Smith

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Deeper Look: Data Visualization

March 20, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

After a brief overview of the last workshop, the data sets created in the prior session will serve as the basis of additional exploration. In this workshop Digital Fellows Micki Kaufman and Alice Lynn McMichael will demonstrate the more detailed operations of visualization software (including applications, programming languages and web sites) such as Excel, Gephi, Many Eyes, D3 and others. This workshop will provide attendees with a deeper review of two or more of these visualization tools and how it might apply to their academic work. If you would like to attend…

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Workshop: Research in Literature at NYPL

March 21, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NYPL – South Court Classrooms, Stephen A. Schwartzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
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This spring NYPL will offer three one-hour instructional courses intended to help graduate students and faculty locate items across the library’s special collections, including manuscripts and archives, rare books, prints, and photographs. The classes will also highlight use of the library catalog, as well as full-text databases not otherwise available at many CUNY schools. The New York Public Library’s StephenA. Schwarzman Building, located at Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street, provides students, faculty and researchers with access to a world-class research…

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Advanced SPSS

March 26, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This hands-on workshop will cover SPSS in more depth: How do you enter and explore data with SPSS? How do you manage and analyze your data? Instructor: GC Adjunct Librarian Margaret Smith  Register HERE

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Data for Social Justice: Mapping Data

March 27, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This class, third in a series, will explore both free and subscription GIS resources that can be used to create compelling maps that advance social justice causes.Instructor: GC Adjunct Librarian Margaret Smith Register HERE

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April 2014

Workshop: Research in Art History at NYPL

April 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NYPL – South Court Classrooms, Stephen A. Schwartzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
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This spring NYPL will offer three one-hour instructional courses intended to help graduate students and faculty locate items across the library’s special collections, including manuscripts and archives, rare books, prints, and photographs. The classes will also highlight use of the library catalog, as well as full-text databases not otherwise available at many CUNY schools. The New York Public Library’s StephenA. Schwarzman Building, located at Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street, provides students, faculty and researchers with access to a world-class research…

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Intro to Image Editing

April 10, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this workshop Digital Fellows Alice Lynn McMichael and Micki Kaufman will demonstrate the use of Adobe Photoshop for image editing in digital or print production. With a special emphasis on WordPress, social media and high-resolution print production techniques, attendees interested in the use of Photoshop for scholarly publishing will be able to explore some of the more complex, though fundamental, aspects of Adobe’s indispensable image editing software. If you would like to attend the workshop, please RSVP with Eventbrite.

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