Announcing Fall Workshops at the Rutgers–New Brunswick Libraries
Did you know that New Brunswick librarians taught more than 550 classes last year, reaching more than 12,500 students and members of the Rutgers community?
Each semester, our librarians work with faculty and departments to identify workshops that will familiarize students with the resources of the Libraries, improve their research skills, and teach the best practices of writing and presentation.
In some cases, these workshops are tailored to the needs of specific disciplines or classes. In others, they tackle multi-disciplinary issues. Some are taught to individual classes, but many are open to the broader Rutgers community.
We invite you to improve your research and scholarship skills with these featured workshops from the New Brunswick Libraries:
Constructing Digital Editions with TEI XML
In the context of the Petrarchive, this hands-on workshop provides an overview on using the Text Encoding Initiative’s dialect of XML to create scholarly digital editions. Sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initative. Presented by Wayne Storey and Isabella Magni.
Data Visualization in R
- Wednesday, October 5, Noon – 3 p.m., Library of Science & Medicine Conference Room
- Thursday, October 6, 1:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m., Alexander Library, Room 413
This hands-on data services workshop discusses principles for effective data visualization, and demonstrates techniques for implementing these using R, including the use of lattice, ggplot2, 3-D and interactive presentation of data, and techniques for visualizing big data. Presented by Ryan Womack, data librarian.
Our Digital Memories: Getting started with Personal Digital Archiving
How do you organize and preserve your digital life? The workshop discusses strategies for dealing with sound, image, and document files through generational changes in formats and technologies. With foresight and prepration, you stand the best chance of keeping your digital memories intact. Presented by Isaiah Beard, digital data curator.
Capture It! Citation Management Tools
- Wednesday, November 16, 2 – 4 p.m., Alexander Library, Pane Room
- Thursday, November 17, noon – 2 p.m., Library of Science & Medicine, Conference Room
Effective use of citation management software for bibliography building and creation is essential for improving your scholarly productivity. This workshop reviews features of RefWorks3 and EndNote and discusses strategies for managing your works cited. Presented by the Graduate and Faculty Services Team.
The Libraries offer these and many other workshops to the University community on an ongoing basis. Consult the Events Calendar and select “Workshop” to find more!