24 September - 25 September, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructors: Alehegn Adane, Dagim Yoseph, Mesfin Diro
Library Carpentry is made by librarians to help you:
Library Carpentry introduces you to the fundamentals of computing and provides you with a platform for further self-directed learning.
Who: The course is for those in charge to work or intentended to work with digital libraries, faculty and university repositories and other information workers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.
When: 24 September - 25 September, 2018. Add to your Google Calendar.
Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below). They are also required to abide by Library Carpentry's Code of Conduct.
Contact: Please email email@example.com for more information.
Ask your instructor about pre- and post-workshop Survey details.
|09:00||Data Intro for Librarians|
|11:00||Data Intro ...|
|13:30||Shell Lessons for Libraries|
|15:00||Shell Lessons ...|
|09:00||Intro to Git|
|11:00||Intro to Git ...|
|13:30||SQL for Librarians|
|15:00||SQL for ...|
We will use this collaborative document for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.
Requirements: Library Carpentry's teaching is hands-on, so participants are encouraged to bring in and use their own laptops to insure the proper setup of tools for an efficient workflow once you leave the workshop. (We will provide instructions on setting up the required software several days in advance) There are no pre-requisites, and we will assume no prior knowledge about the tools.
To participate in a Library Carpentry workshop, you will need working copies of the software described below. Please make sure to install everything and try opening it to make sure it works before the start of your workshop. If you run into any problems, please feel free to email the instructor or arrive early to your workshop on the first day. Participants should bring and use their own laptops to insure the proper setup of tools for an efficient workflow once you leave the workshop.
We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.
For this workshop you will need a spreadsheet program. Many people already have Microsoft Excel installed, and if you do, you're set! If you need a spreadsheet program, there are a few other options, like OpenOffice and LibreOffice. Install instructions for LibreOffice, which is free and open source, are here.
OpenRefine (previously Google Refine) is a tool for data cleaning that runs through a web browser, and any browser - Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Explorer - should work fine. You will need to download OpenRefine and install it, and when you open it, it will run through the browser, but you don't need an internet connection, and the data will all be stored on your computer.
When you're writing code, it's nice to have a text editor that is
optimized for writing code, with features like automatic
color-coding of key words. The default text editor on Mac OS X and
Linux is usually set to Vim, which is not famous for being
intuitive. if you accidentally find yourself stuck in it, try
typing the escape key, followed by
:q! (colon, lower-case 'q',
exclamation mark), then hitting Return to return to the shell.
nano is a basic editor and the default that instructors use in the workshop. To install it, download the Software Carpentry Windows installer and double click on the file to run it. This installer requires an active internet connection.
nano is a basic editor and the default that instructors use in the workshop. See the Git installation video tutorial for an example on how to open nano. It should be pre-installed.
Bash is a commonly-used shell that gives you the power to do simple tasks more quickly.
cmdand press [Enter])
setx HOME "%USERPROFILE%"
SUCCESS: Specified value was saved.
exitthen pressing [Enter]
This will provide you with both Git and Bash in the Git Bash program.
The default shell in all versions of Mac OS X is Bash, so no
need to install anything. You access Bash from the Terminal
See the Git installation video tutorial
for an example on how to open the Terminal.
You may want to keep
Terminal in your dock for this workshop.
The default shell is usually Bash, but if your
machine is set up differently you can run it by opening a
terminal and typing
bash. There is no need to
You will need to install DB Browser for SQLite to complete these lessons. DB Browser for SQLite provides a graphical user interface for connecting to and interacting with a SQLite database. This application bundles SQLite, so you won’t need to install SQLite separately.
Note: on Windows, the PortableApp download is recommended as the regular version may take a long time to install on certain systems.
This step is optional. If you are completing the tutorial with DB Browser for SQLite, you won’t need to install SQLite separately. If you would like to run SQLite commands directly on the command line, you may need to install SQLite separately.
SQLite command line tools come preinstalled on Linux and Mac OS x.
In order to check they are available type
sqlite3 at the terminal command
line. To exit type