The following pre-conference workshops require registration:
LaTeX for Beginners
Facilitators: Ian Barba, Shelley Barba
Tuesday, May 21st | 1:00pm – 5:00pm | Bevo 1.140
LaTeX is an important document standard for a variety of disciplines. LaTeX has features that make it unique from other document software allowing for greater flexibility. However, as a result of these features, the format may be less intuitive for first time users. This workshop will cover basic use of LaTeX editors, as well as an introduction to the markup language of LaTeX. For professionals that work directly or indirectly with students, familiarity with LaTeX improves libraries’ ability to help navigate the document creation process. Participants will gain a basic understanding of how to use the format to create documents, how to enter plain text, and how to format non-standard scripts and typesettings.
Vireo 4 Workshop. Ya’ll ready for this?
Facilitators: Stephanie Larrison, Christopher Starcher, Courtney Mumma
Tuesday, May 21st | 8:00am – 12:00pm | Longhorn 1.130
The walls of development are down and Vireo 4 is taking flight! Are you ready to get your learn on? The Vireo Users Group Steering Committee is proud to offer this free workshop where you will get the essential training you need to use this powerful new system. •Want to separate your dissertation submissions from theses? •Want to give students of Creative Writing their own unique submission area? •Want to include the undergraduate theses in the institutional repository, or preserve them in a separate location? •Tired of correcting the names and emails of committee members students have provided? •Need to collect information from submitters you were never able to do previously? •Happy with what you have and want to keep it that way? All of this and more is possible with Vireo 4. Learning outcomes include: •Understanding the core differences between Vireo 3 and Vireo 4. •Understanding the new organizational structure of Vireo 4 and how to create of workflows •Understanding the use of field profiles for customization of workflows •Understanding the creation and application of controlled vocabularies Bring your laptop for hands on exercises that will prepare you to construct your institution’s unique workflow. This workshop is only open to current users of the Vireo ETD Submission & Management System.
Querying & Accessing Scholarly Literature metadata: Using rcrossref, rorcid, and roadoi
Facilitator: Clarke Iakovakis
Tuesday, May 21st | 8:00am – 12:00pm | Stadium
Software developers have created a number of packages for accessing the scholarly literature in R over the last several years: among them rcrossref, rorcid, and roadoi. These packages make use of the APIs in their respective systems to allow users to execute specific queries, and pull the structured data into R, where it can be reshaped, merged with other data, and analyzed. While some experience with working in R will be helpful, this session will assume no knowledge of R. Therefore the session will begin with a brief introduction to what R is, what it can do, and how to operate in the R Studio environment. In advance of the workshop, attendees will be provided full instructions for installing R and preparing their computers for the session. They will also be provided pre-written R scripts, as well as step-by-step instructions for each section of the course. This will help ease them into using R, and will serve as a resource they can use in the future as they make their own queries. Three R packages will be introduced that allow us to access the scholarly literature. rcrossref interfaces with the CrossRef API, allowing users to pull article metadata based on DOIs, keywords, funders, authors, and more. This can be immensely powerful for collecting citation data, conducting literature reviews, understanding publication patterns, and more. rorcid interfaces with the ORCID API, allowing users to pull publication data based on a specific ORCID iD, or to input names and other identifying information to find a specific individual’s identifier. Finally, roadoi interfaces with Unpaywall, allowing users to input a set of DOIs and return publication information along with potential locations of open access versions. By the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to work with and analyze data in R on a basic level, and will be familiar with some of the major functions in each of the listed packages. On a deeper level, they will have more powerful tools for gathering subsets of the scholarly literature, in clean and structured formats, based on specific parameters.
Give it away, Now- OERX a free platform to distribute OER textbooks
Facilitator: Roy Degler
Tuesday, May 21st | 1pm – 5pm | Bevo 1.140
Learn how promote and give away free textbooks. Our library needed a simple and functional way to distribute OER textbooks created as part of the Wise Open Textbook Initiative, which offered faculty a stipend to develop or adopt OER textbooks. This workshop is a hands on training session using OERx, a textbook delivery system, built using Modx and Adopt an OER Textbook suggestion site to aid faculty with selecting OER textbooks. The OERx software is free to all and you’ll learn how to get it for your library. Attendees should bring a laptop (not smartphone or tablet) to get the most out of the session.
TDL DSpace User Group Pre-Conference Session
Facilitators, Edward Warga, Taylor Davis-Van Atta, James Cree, Colleen Lyon
Tuesday, May 21st | 1pm – 4:30pm | Stadium 1.138
This pre-conference has been developed in coordination with the entire TDL DSpace User Group and addresses many of the most pressing issues faced by the community. Each session will be developed in open collaboration with the User Group so that there are opportunities for members to interact with one another around a variety of different aspects of the DSpace technology as well as repository services and scholarly communication more generally.