Monday, February 2, 2015

New workshops underway at Lane Library

Our Digital Makerspace schedule is up and running for the spring semester, and we have a whole new set of offerings to learn new techniques.  Look them over, and mark your calendars to attend.  The workshops are 30 minute sessions, being offered twice each week on Tuesdays at 4pm and Wednesdays at 12:30pm in the Waitkus Lab of Lane Library.  

Below are some brief descriptions:

Visualize Data
Feb 3 @4 pm/Feb 4 @ 12:30 pm
Got data?  Learn how to make data visually accessible by integrating it with Google Maps.  By taking either your own data or free data sets from government information, find out how to create a map that can tell the data's story.  Using Google Fusion tables, you will find out the techniques to plot a table of locations or create an intensity map.  

Record and Edit Audio
Feb 10 @4 pm/Feb 11 @ 12:30 pm
Have you ever needed to record audio or music, be it for a report, music practice, or even an alternate soundtrack for a movie?  Come and learn about FREE, powerful audio software that will meet your basic recording needs.  Do you have the "Audacity" to attend?

Build and Share Collections Online
Feb 17 @4 pm/Feb 18 @ 12:30 pm
Do you have collection that you want to make more accessible?  Find out what will work best for you and how to transform your collection into a digital exhibition.

Edit Images
Feb 24 @4 pm/Feb 25 @ 12:30 pm
Wondering how to take your photos from good to amazing?  Want to add a little text to your photos?  Come explore our pick of free image editing software, and let your photos have their time to shine.

Create a Screencast
Mar 3 @4 pm/Mar 4 @ 12:30 pm 
Want to create tutorials which can be recorded and viewed later? Find out more about a free tool that can be used to make video tutorials from screenshots in order to illustrate how to do something on the computer.

Analyze Texts with Software
Mar 10 @4 pm/Mar 11 @ 12:30 pm
Learn how to use free text analyzing software to do everything from tracking publication trends over time to doing key word analysis.  Find out what you can do when digital technology and communication meet to create new possibilities in scholarly research.  

Create and Edit Videos
Mar 24 @4 pm/Mar 25 @ 12:30 pm\
Looking for a new twist on an assignment? Stop by to learn the best techniques to create a video using the cameras and iPads available to you through the library.  The iMovie app is also available on our iPads, which means you can make the videos the length you need for assignments or promotional materials for your class, club or sport.

Create a Dynamic Map
Mar 31 @4 pm/Apr 1 @ 12:30 pm
Working on a project that is tied to a place? Learn how to create an interactive map where you can provide your historical, statistical or any other research information tied to a location of your choosing.  

Publish and Share Information
Apr 7 @4 pm/Apr 8 @ 12:30 pm
Learn to create a wiki or webpage for yourself, your student organization or class project.  Find the tips and tricks necessary to navigate and create your own web presence using free tools available to you.

If you have any questions, comments, or any suggestions for future Digital Makerspace workshops, please let us know!

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