Events at the NCSU Libraries You can register for these events at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/registration/ Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.11.5 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/rss Video Production and Editing Basics with iMovie Feb 27, 2017 Description:
Learn how to plan, produce, and edit a video using library equipment and iMovie in this hands-on workshop. You'll be taught the basics of script-writing and storyboarding, shooting video, and editing, and you will, by the end of the project, complete a short video with cuts, transitions, text, and a soundtrack. Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with iMovie, technology lending devices, and gain essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1191 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1191
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Feb 27, 2017 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 4:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1188 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1188
Beatmaking with Ableton Live Feb 28, 2017 Description:

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1192 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1192
Basic Audio Production with GarageBand in the Hunt Library Music Rooms Mar 1, 2017 Description: Learn the basics of using the Hunt Library Music Rooms in this interactive workshop. Led by Hunt Library employees who are also experienced musicians and recording engineers, you will learn audio production methods in GarageBand and participate in a short, hands-on project that teaches you the basics of voice recording, using the MIDI keyboards, audio editing, multitrack recording, and more. Find out about the powerful production and vintage music format digitization opportunities these rooms have to offer! Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with the Hunt Library Music Rooms and come away from the workshop with essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1193 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1193
Introduction to Bioinformatics and NCBI Molecular Searching Mar 1, 2017 Description:

Bioinformatics and biomolecular databases can be powerful tools to support life science research. While the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides free access to millions of biomolecular records, learning how to leverage these tools can be daunting. This 90 minute workshop will provide an overview on how to use NCBI databases, and introduce strategies for using Entrez to conduct text searches. 


After this session, students will be able to: 

  • Explain what NCBI is and the types of biomedical and biomolecular information stored with NCBI databases.  

  • Use Entrez to find biomolecular information within Gene, Nucleotide, and Protein.  

  • Identify resources for continuing education on this topic.

Time: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1177 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1177
Digital Media Making Orientation (D.H. Hill Library, Digital Media Lab) Mar 2, 2017 Description: Excited to make videos and movies, record podcasts and music, digitize records, cassettes, and VHS tapes, or make an awesome poster or presentation? You can do all of this and more utilizing the tools, spaces, and experts in the D.H. Hill Digital Media Lab. In this hands-on orientation you'll explore resources, record in the Music Booths, shoot video in the Media Production studios, put together a short project using media computers, and get to know digital media experts who can help you with both your academic and personal media projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1194 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1194
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Mar 2, 2017 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 12:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1148 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1148
R for Absolute Beginners Mar 3, 2017 Description: R is a language and computing environment for statistical analysis and graphics that is free and open-source. R can be used for multiple purposes, including statistics, data cleaning, visualization and creating data-driven web applications. R is very useful for producing publication-quality graphs from data. 
 
This workshop is an introduction to R for absolute beginners who have little or no prior experience with coding. No experience with coding is expected. If you have a solid coding background, this workshop may be too introductory for you. 

Mac laptops will be provided for participants to use, but you are welcome to bring your own laptop. NOTE: if you bring your own laptop, please download the following software (in the order listed) before coming to the workshop AND arrive 15 minutes early to get assistance in setting up your computing environment. 

Live links to these downloads are also at the bottom of this page under "Online Resources":
R - http://archive.linux.duke.edu/cran/
R Studio - https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/


Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1134 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1134
Coding for Wearables I Mar 3, 2017 Description:

In this session you'll learn how to program the Arduino Gemma, a microcontroller designed for wearables! Learn how to develop code for wearable projects, practice prototyping circuits, and learn about electronic components. At the end of the workshop you can take you Gemma home to continue learning and experimenting. 

Time: 9:00 am

Prerequisites:

None. No electronics experience required. You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this workshop.

Mac laptops will be provided. If you would like to use your own laptop, please be sure to download the latest version of the Arduino IDE and install the Adafruit Sensor Library and the Adafruit NeoPixel Library

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1202 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1202
Elements of Visualization Design Mar 8, 2017 Description: In this workshop, we will focus on designing attractive data visualizations for effective communication. Participants will learn design tools, such as Tableau, and get hands-on practice in creating a visualization that incorporates design elements based on accepted best practices grounded in current visualization research. 

Time: 2:30 pm

Prerequisites: None

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1133 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1133
Visualize Your Data with Tableau Mar 10, 2017 Description:

This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to creating interactive visualizations with Tableau Public, a free tool for creating visualizations and dashboards. Participants will create charts, graphs and dashboards from provided datasets. No prior experience is required.


Please note: we will provide Mac laptops for this workshop. If you are more comfortable using a PC, please bring your own laptop or check one out from the Ask Us desk at the library.


Before the workshop, please create an account at public.tableau.com. If you are bringing your own laptop, please also install Tableau Public at that link.


Time: 10:30 am

Prerequisites: None

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1164 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1164
Digital Media Making Orientation (D.H. Hill Library, Digital Media Lab) Mar 13, 2017 Description: Excited to make videos and movies, record podcasts and music, digitize records, cassettes, and VHS tapes, or make an awesome poster or presentation? You can do all of this and more utilizing the tools, spaces, and experts in the D.H. Hill Digital Media Lab. In this hands-on orientation you'll explore resources, record in the Music Booths, shoot video in the Media Production studios, put together a short project using media computers, and get to know digital media experts who can help you with both your academic and personal media projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1195 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1195
Video Production and Editing Basics with iMovie Mar 14, 2017 Description:
Learn how to plan, produce, and edit a video using library equipment and iMovie in this hands-on workshop. You'll be taught the basics of script-writing and storyboarding, shooting video, and editing, and you will, by the end of the project, complete a short video with cuts, transitions, text, and a soundtrack. Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with iMovie, technology lending devices, and gain essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1196 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1196
Beatmaking with Ableton Live Mar 15, 2017 Description:

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1197 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1197
Basic Audio Production with GarageBand in the D.H. Hill Music Booths Mar 16, 2017 Description: Learn how to record audio in the DH Hill Library Digital Media Lab in this interactive workshop. Through hands-on practice you'll become familiar with the equipment, and, using GarageBand, learn the basics of voice recording, using the MIDI keyboard, audio editing, multitrack recording, the powerful production and vintage audio format digitization opportunities these rooms have to offer, and more. Appropriate for beginners but also for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with the DH Hill Digital Media Lab while gaining essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1198 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1198
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Mar 16, 2017 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 12:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1149 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1149
Tableau II Mar 17, 2017 Description: This intermediate level workshop is the second workshop in our Tableau series. In this workshop we will cover how to use calculated fields, filtering and story points in analyzing and presenting your data.

Mac laptops will be provided for use in the workshop. If you are not comfortable using a Mac computer, you are welcome to bring your own PC laptop. Please download Tableau Public before coming to the workshop.

Time: 1:30 pm

Prerequisites:

Visualize Your Data with Tableau workshop (part 1 of the series), OR an introductory knowledge of Tableau prior to taking this workshop. 


Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1140 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1140
Basic Audio Production with GarageBand in the D.H. Hill Music Booths Mar 20, 2017 Description: Learn how to record audio in the DH Hill Library Digital Media Lab in this interactive workshop. Through hands-on practice you'll become familiar with the equipment, and, using GarageBand, learn the basics of voice recording, using the MIDI keyboard, audio editing, multitrack recording, the powerful production and vintage audio format digitization opportunities these rooms have to offer, and more. Appropriate for beginners but also for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with the DH Hill Digital Media Lab while gaining essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1199 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1199
Digital Media Making Orientation (Hunt Library, 4th Floor) Mar 21, 2017 Description: Excited to make videos and movies, record podcasts and music, digitize records, cassettes, and VHS tapes, or make an awesome poster or presentation? You can do all of this and more utilizing the tools, spaces, and experts on the 4th floor of the Hunt Library. In this hands-on orientation you'll explore resources, record in the Music Rooms, shoot video in the Media Production studios, put together a short project using media computers, and get to know digital media experts who can help you with both your academic and personal media projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1200 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1200
Getting Started with Photogrammetry Mar 21, 2017 Description: Learn how to create digital 3D models of physical objects using photogrammetry, the process of using a series of 2D images to extract 3D data. Gain experience in the basics of Agisoft Photoscan, a program which uses a version of photogrammetry called Structure from Motion.  Learn the workflow from getting good photographs to getting the finished model ready to print or display in a digital application. No prior experience with 3D modelling or photography is required.

Participants should install the program on their laptops before the workshop, using the one month trial at http://www.agisoft.com/.



Time: 8:00 pm

Prerequisites: None.

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1190 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1190
Making Music: Uncovering Copyright Mar 21, 2017 Description: Music and copyright are a curious and volatile couple. How do you know when your music is actually yours? When is it ok - if ever - to use other people’s music in your own work? How can you keep others from stealing your ideas? Do you really need to pay someone to copyright your songs? Join two librarians - one from the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center and the other from the world of digital media - and get some answers, hear some examples in music, and more.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1203 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1203
Video Production and Editing Basics with iMovie Mar 22, 2017 Description:
Learn how to plan, produce, and edit a video using library equipment and iMovie in this hands-on workshop. You'll be taught the basics of script-writing and storyboarding, shooting video, and editing, and you will, by the end of the project, complete a short video with cuts, transitions, text, and a soundtrack. Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with iMovie, technology lending devices, and gain essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1201 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1201
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Mar 30, 2017 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 12:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1150 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1150
Introduction to Research, Teaching, and Learning in the Cloud Mar 30, 2017 Description: Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform with millions of users. In his presentation, Brian Beach will discuss how data and the cloud are changing the landscape of research, teaching, and learning. You will also learn about the various services and how to access credits through the AWS Educate program. The talk will be followed by a brief hands-on lab and Q&A session.

Brian Beach is technology leader with more than fifteen years of experience in software development and cloud architecture. He has been with Amazon Web Services since 2014 and currently works a Solutions Architect helping universities move to the cloud. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from NYU Poly and an MBA from Rutgers Business School. He is also the author of Pro PowerShell for Amazon Web Services from Apress.



Time: 4:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1142 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1142
R for Document Creation Mar 31, 2017 Description: You may know that R is a statistical computing and graphics software, but do you know how to turn R scripts into PDFs, slideshows, HTML, scholarly articles, interactive dashboards, and books? 

This workshop will introduce and provide hands-on experience with R Markdown, a text formatting tool for publishing code (written in R, Python, and other languages) into documents of multiple formats. R Markdown allows researchers to publish their code along with their research enabling reproducibility.

For more examples of documents published with R Markdown, see: http://rmarkdown.rstudio.com/gallery.html

Time: 10:30 am

Prerequisites: Either R for Absolute Beginners (workshop) or prior experience with R.


Software requirements: 

Laptops will be provided, but if you wish to use your own, you must download BOTH of the following, in the listed order: 

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1138 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1138
Mapping and Geospatial Visualization with QGIS Apr 14, 2017 Description: QGIS is a free and open source software for analyzing and visualizing your geo data, also known as GPS, georeferenced, geocoded, or GIS/Geographic Information System data.  QGIS can be installed on multiple operating systems and has greater analytical capabilities than online mapping sites. We'll learn some GIS fundamentals, how QGIS compares with other GIS software, and how to get started using it.

Time: 10:30 am

Prerequisites: None

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1135 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1135
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Apr 20, 2017 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 12:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:38 -0500 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1151 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1151