Workshops

Workshops at the University of Texas Libraries are free, drop-in workshops on topics related to research, digital tools and more. All workshops are free, open to everyone and located across Libraries locations. Workshops with invited speakers or co-organized with outside institutions may be subject to registration fees. Non-UT affiliated persons can connect to our WiFi network through the UTGuest network or EduRoam.

Upcoming Workshops

Friday Sept. 20
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

This one-hour workshop will provide a brief overview of TACC’s high performance computing, visualization, and storage resources, and will walk you through how to request an allocation. No advanced computing skills required. Event Details

Wednesday Sept. 25
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Tropy is free, open-source software that allows you to organize and describe photographs of research material. In this workshop you will learn the basics of using Tropy to organize your research photos. Event Details

Friday Sept. 27
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to leverage OpenRefine’s point-and-click interface and intuitive scripting language for basic data exploration tasks and bulk transformations. No prior knowledge necessary. Event Details

Wednesday Oct. 2
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Attendees will be introduced to the basics of optical character recognition (OCR)––which allows for full-text searching and other types of text manipulation of a digitized document––with a particular focus on OCR for materials in languages other than English, and in scripts other than Roman/Latin. Event Details

Wednesday Oct. 2
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5 to 6:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

This is a professional development event for graduate students that hones your ability to explain your research to laypersons. Event Details

Past Workshops

Friday Sept. 13
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

This workshop will provide a general introduction to core data management concepts, practical tips for things like backups and file formats, and a wealth of information about tools and resources available to university faculty, staff, and students. Event Details

Friday Sept. 13
9 to 11 a.m.
Benson Latin American Collection

Explore, experiment, and create with fellow university faculty, students, and staff as we engage with principles of open pedagogy and the creation and use of open educational resources (OER) in a flexible co-working environment. Event Details

Wednesday Sept. 11
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Participants will learn how to transform structured data from websites into spreadsheet format using import.io (freeware platform). Event Details

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