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  Events
  Library Classes
  Data Classes
  Multimedia Classes
  Software Classes
  Multiple Events
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.

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)
Fri - Feb 9
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  D3
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)
Wed - Feb 14
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  OpenRefine: Advanced
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)
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)
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 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

Fri - Feb 23
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  D3
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)
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.

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

Wed - Mar 14
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  OpenRefine: Introduction
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)
Mon - Mar 19
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Tableau
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)
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 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

Wed - Mar 21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  OpenRefine: Advanced
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)
Thu - Mar 22
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
  Plotly
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)
Thu - Mar 22
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Introduction to Stata
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Workshop descripton:

  • This is an introduction to Stata
  • Assumes no/very little knowledge of Stata
  • Not appropriate for people already well familiar with Stata

Learning Objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with the Stata interface
  • Get data in and out of Stata
  • Compute statistics and construct graphical displays
  • Compute new variables and transformations

Why stata?

  • Used in a variety of disciplines
  • User-friendly
  • Great guides available on web
  • Student and other discount packages available at reasonable cost

Prerequisites:
To access the Stata software the students will need to have access to a GT Virtual desktop.

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

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

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 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