May 23, 2022

Video Recording: “Introduction to Library Carpentry”

The video recording embedded below of a National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) webinar was made available online earlier today. The webinar was recorded February 7, 2019 and is part of the NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series.

About the Webinar (via NNLM)

How can librarians remain strong in an ever-changing landscape of new software and research skills? Get involved in “The Carpentries” by learning and eventually teaching software code to improve researcher’s data toolkits! Learn about the history of the Carpentries (Software, Data and Library) and their mission to empower the library community to use software and data in their own work.

Learn a new skill as we explore a lesson together. Find out how The New England Software Carpentry Library Consortium, or NESCLiC for short, has brought together library staff from seven academic libraries to share the costs and benefits that go along with Gold Tier membership. The group’s goal was to create a network of Carpentry instructors in New England, to share instruction, and ultimately, to develop new lesson material.

Join us with guest instructors: Christopher Erdmann, the Library Carpentry Community and Development Director; Kate Nyhan, the Research and Education Librarian at Yale University; and Julie Goldman, the Research Data Services Librarian at Harvard Medical School as they introduce skills and lessons available on the Library Carpentry website, the background and the future of Library Carpentry. Find out how to build your own carpentry skills, to use software in your own work to make data management easier!

Karen Coghlan is Education and Outreach Coordinator at the New England Region of NNLM.

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