Workshops will be delivered as both Contact and Virtual sessions. Contact and Virtual Workshops are separately ticketed and campers can opt to attend one or many. Prices are for one workshop only and selected workshops will be invoiced separately.
Workshop A – Open Refine
This Library Carpentry lesson introduces people working in library- and information-related roles to working with data in OpenRefine (OR). At the conclusion of the lesson you will understand what the OR software does and how to use the OR software to work with data files. It covers using OR to tidy messy data and normalise it for use in other databases and programs, how to ‘clean’ data in a reproducible way, and how it interacts with datasets through APIs and some simple coding. This lesson will help Librarians support data rich research transparently and openly.
Camp Trainer: Anton Angelo – Digital Librarian at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch New Zealand.
Workshop B – Data Visualisation
Are you tired of relying on Excel for data analysis? The cleaning, the cludging, the wrestling with menus to create visuals that convey your findings? If you’re looking for a new tool to process, analyse and visualise your data, this is the workshop for you. In this workshop for absolute beginners, you’ll learn how to get data, clean it up, and put it to work in PowerBI.
Note: Microsoft PowerBI is compatible with Windows only and we cannot support Macs at this Workshop. If you are exclusively a Mac user we recommend you do not register for Workshop B.
Camp Trainer: Justin Kelly – Business Data Analyst at State Library of Victoria.
Workshop C – Natural Language Data Processing
How to Do (new) Things with Words: Text Mining and Data Analytics for Humanities Research and GLAMR.
This workshop will explore some of the history, key debates and methodologies in computational text analysis within the Digital Humanities. Using a range of Literary, political and archival texts, participants will learn how to identify patterns in textual data, uncover new knowledge and approaches and improve reasoning with text mining. The workshop will also examine some current tensions around the use of text mining in GLAMR contexts as well as consider practical and engaging ways to present textual analysis for different purposes, especially in the Public Humanities. Participants will be introduced to the basics of text mining and analysis that can enhance research and support projects and decision making in the Humanities and GLAMR.
Camp Trainer: Tyne Daile Sumner – ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne
Workshop D – Python
Transforming metadata from one standard to another can be an arduous process. Learn how to automate this task using the Python programming language.
Camp Trainer: Jonathan Garber – Geographer, YouTube star and now Research Data Specialist.