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Technology workshops offered at Center for Student Innovation in library

The Center for Student Innovation at Booth Library is offering an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to learn more about technology in this hands-on workshop series. This five-session series covers a variety of topics, from text analysis to using social media in your research.

These workshops are free, and they will take place in the CSI on the first floor of Booth Library. Registration is recommended but not required. Register at

      • Sept. 29, 3:45-5 p.m. "Introduction to Text Analysis with Voyant Tools”: Can a computer help you “read” large amounts of text – say, thousands of novels or documents at once? Come explore the possibilities of text mining and analysis using the free application Voyant Tools.
      • Oct. 12, 3:45-5 p.m. “Introduction to Data Wrangling with OpenRefine”: Preparing messy data for use in a project is often time-consuming and complicated. Come learn how the free application OpenRefine can help with data cleaning, transformation, and many other tasks.
      • Oct. 28, 1-2:15 p.m. “Introduction to Data Visualization with Datawrapper”: Effective data visualization can help you discover new insights in your projects and share those insights with others. In this workshop, we’ll explore data visualization using Datawrapper, a free cloud-based application that helps you build interesting visualizations easily.
      • Nov. 10, 12-1:15 p.m. “Brown Bag – Using Social Media Data in Your Research”: Interested in learning more about social data and how it might be used in your research? Bring your lunch or a snack to this brown bag, where we’ll learn what data is available, how to get it, and ways to work with it.
      • Nov. 30, 10-11:15 a.m. “Introduction to Visualizing Timelines with TimelineJS”: Visual timelines can be useful in teaching and research alike. In this workshop, we’ll explore TimelineJS, a free tool for building simple but effective timelines using your own data and images.

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