Expand your capacity to create and share new kinds of scholarship! Whatever your level of skill or your discipline, we have a workshop for you! Learn how to manage your digital project, wrangle data, code from the command line, build maps and timelines, and more. Come to just one or two sessions or attend the whole series.
Wednesday, July 8 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
A heat map is a two-dimensional representation of information with the help of colors. Heat maps are capable of displaying complex data in a simple visual format making them a useful tool for data analysis. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a heat map of densities based on values assigned to locations specified by latitude and longitude coordinates or other standard geographic location descriptors such as zip code, state, country, and region using various software tools.
Thursday, July 9 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
OPenn is a Penn Libraries website that makes high-quality digital images and accompanying metadata of special collections materials available to the public for free. This workshop will discuss what is available on OPenn, how to navigate the site, and how to easily access the images and metadata and download them to your computer using the program wget and the command line interface.
Thursday, July 9 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm
An introduction to building, customizing, and publishing a WordPress.org website. We'll discuss Wordpress.org's advanced customization options, and we'll provide hands-on guidance to locate and modify the CSS behind a website. Participants without personal websites will have access to a sample WordPress.org site to practice customizing during the workshop. This is a beginner/intermediate workshop. Some basic knowledge of HTML and/or CSS is helpful but not necessary.
Friday, July 10 | 11:00am - 12:30pm
In this workshop, you will learn: GIS data models and formats, explore the various components of ArcMap interface and tools, creating a new map, adding data layers, changing layer symbol and display properties, setting layer symbol and scale properties, creating map layouts with legends, titles, north arrows, and other map elements.