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Carpentries in the Libraries Community Calls

One of the strengths of The Carpentries is its community and libraries are great places to foster conversations around data and software skills. The series launched in July 2018 to invite guest speakers to talk about data and software approaches and tools that the community can consider, in their own work, and possibly in the lessons we develop and teach. It is also a chance for community members to discuss their work in Library Carpentry and The Carpentries and to share updates. The 1-hour calls are online and delivered via Zoom. Attendees take collaborative notes via Etherpad (attendees can add their names, contact information, and updates to the notes) and slides are posted following the calls. The calls generally follow the agenda below:

  • 0-20 min - Guest speaker
  • 20-50 min - Community updates
  • 50-60 min - Library Carpentry/Carpentries updates

Upcoming Calls & Guest Speakers

28 January 2019 @ 21:00 UTC
Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Associate Director, Associate Professor (Oxford e-Research Centre, Department of Engineering Science), Peter McQuilton, Oxford e-Research Centre, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
Topic: FAIRsharing is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to databases and data policies.
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25 February 2019 @ 21:00 UTC
Maria Gould, UC3 Product Manager (California Digital Library, University of California Curation Center)
Topic: Research Organization Registry Community (ROR) is a community-led project to develop an open, sustainable, usable, and unique identifier for every research organization in the world.
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29 April 2019 @ 21:00 UTC
Aleksandra Pawlik, Community Advocate, Stencila
Topic: Stencila is a set of open source tools supporting research reproducibility and interoperability. During the talk Aleksandra will demonstrate how all the components fit together and how to integrate them within the existing ecosystem of tools, such as spreadsheets, R, RStudio, Jupyter Notebook and more.
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Past Calls & Guest Speakers

6 August @ 20:00 UTC
Shelley Stall, Director of Data Programs at American Geophysical Union
Topic: Brief update on Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) data & software and how can librarians get involved
Talk Slides

24 September @ 20:00 UTC
Tara Vancil, In charge of words, product, website at Beaker, a browser for the peer to peer web
Topic: Peer to peer web for librarians
Talk Slides

1 October @ 20:00 UTC
Tim Head, Python and Stats Consultant, Building Binder at Wild Tree Tech
Topic: Binder, a tool to help researchers make their code immediately reproducible
Talk Slides

5 November @ 21:00 UTC
Konrad Foerstner, Professor for Information Literacy at the Technical University of Cologne and Head of Information services at ZB MED - Information Center for Life Sciences
Topic: Leveraging The Carpentries to grow library services
Talk Notes

3 December 2018 @ 21:00 UTC
Ed Summers, Software Developer, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and DocNow
Topic: Talk and tour of the Documenting the Now project and tools to support social media & web archiving efforts
Talk Slides

Add the calls to your calendar here.
Add The Carpentries Community Calendar here.

If you would like to suggest speakers for upcoming calls, or have other suggestions/feedback, please email your ideas to discuss-library-carpentry@lists.carpentries.org, suggest names in the etherpad, or contact chris@carpentries.org.