What is Library Carpentry?
Library Carpentry is made by librarians, for librarians to help you:
- automate repetitive, boring, error-prone tasks
- create, maintain and analyse sustainable and reusable data
- work effectively with IT and systems colleagues
- better understand the use of software in research
- and much more…
Library Carpentry introduces you to the fundamentals of computing and provides you with a platform for further self-directed learning.
Winner of the 2016 British Library Labs Teaching and Learning Award
We are delighted to have published findings from the initial Library Carpentry workshop in LIBER Quarterly. See Baker, J. et al., (2016). Library Carpentry: software skills training for library professionals. LIBER Quarterly. 26(3), pp.141–162. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18352/lq.10176
Recent and upcoming Library Carpentry Events
7 and 23 March 2017, University of Sheffield, UK (fully booked)
1-2 June 2017 We will be updating and extending Library Carpentry materials during the Mozilla Science Lab’s annual Global Sprint. Sign up here to host a sprint site or work remotely on the lessons: http://pad.software-carpentry.org/lc2017. Participants and ideas are all welcome. More details to follow.
|Data Intro for Librarians||An introduction to working with data and terminology. At the conclusion of the lesson you will:
|Shell Lessons for Libraries||Introduces the Unix command line interface. At the conclusion of the lesson you will:
|Git Intro for Librarians||Introduces the powerful version control system of Git and the GitHub interface
|OpenRefine for Librarians||An introduction to working with data in OpenRefine. At the conclusion of the lesson you will:
|SQL for Libraries||Introduces relational database management system using SQLite. At the conclusion of the lesson you will: