Library 501

Automatically Download a Web Archive with Wget to 15:00

Does your research require you to build an archive of data from public websites? In this workshop attendees will learn how to automatically download webpages with the wget program in your command line interface without going through the tedious process of manually downloading webpages. Attendees will also be guided through the process of cleaning up data once it’s downloaded. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Introduction to the Unix Shell to 16:00

The Unix shell is a powerful tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes.  You can combine existing programs in different ways and automate repetitive tasks so you don’t need to type things over and over again.  This workshop will go over the basics of the Unix shell, starting with working with files and directories, using pipes and filters, and a little bit of shell scripting. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Scrape Instagram Data with Instagram-Scraper to 16:00

Does your research require you to build an archive of Instagram data? In this workshop attendees will learn how to scrape Instagram posts with the Instagram-Scraper program in your command line interface without going through the tedious process of manually downloading posts. Attendees will also be guided through the process of cleaning up Instagram data once it’s downloaded. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Starting a Literature Synthesis: Systematic & Scoping Review Basics to 16:00

Should you do a systematic or a scoping review? What is the difference? How do you start? After attending this session, you will be able to answer these questions – and more – making it easier to plan your knowledge synthesis project.

Learning outcomes:

  • distinguish between the features of, and workflows in, different types of knowledge syntheses;
  • apply research question and search building strategies such as PICO;
  • draft inclusion and exclusion criteria;
  • gain awareness of UofT’s new knowledge synthesis tool, Covidence.

(This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Identifiers and Impact: Using ORCiD and Your Research Impact to 15:00

Researcher identifiers are a simple and convenient way to ensure your work is searchable, properly cited, and can help you analyse your research impact.  In this workshop, learn about what researcher identifiers are, the benefits of having one, and how having one can impact your current and future research.   Attendees will also be guided through the process of signing up for an ORCiD account. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Finding, Using and Publishing Images in Advanced Research, Teaching and Graduate Studies to 15:00

This session introduces you to advanced tools for finding, using and building ‘sustainable’ image collections for teaching, research and publishing. How do you design an image collection to store those valuable ideas and easily retrieve them in the future? How do you add metadata to image files for effective computer searches? What type of image file should you be saving your images in? What are the differences in image files? Why can you not cut and paste images into your PowerPoint presentations? Where do you look for that particular image? How do you quickly find copyright information on the various publishers? How do you determine what copyright permissions are needed for teaching or publishing your thesis, book, article? Are there different requirements? Is copyright permission needed for using images on Quercus, webpages or blogs? What are the best resources to save time and obtain the images you need? This session introduces tools, resources and answer those questions. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all U of T affiliated  persons are welcome to attend).

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Introduction to MATLAB to 15:00

In this introduction to MATLAB, we will go over variables, operators, built-in functions, and accepting input in scripts.  We will also go over how to access the MATLAB from computers around campus. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Introduction to the Unity Editor and Making Games to 16:00

Does your research require you to make a game or a digital storytelling experience? In this introductory workshop attendees will learn how to use the Unity Editor, import art assets, and create a mini-game. Attendees will also get a brief overview of game and story design and go through the process of building and releasing a game application. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Join the Conversation: Research Networking on #AcademicTwitter to 15:00

Interested in using Twitter to up your networking game and benefit your academic career? This hands-on session covers Twitter best practices and etiquette, hacks to find the right community, and other tips to make your time on social media more effective as a researcher. That next presentation or research project may be just around the corner! (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Scrape Twitter Data with TWARC to 15:00

Does your research require you to build an archive of Twitter data? In this workshop attendees will learn how to scrape tweets with the TWARC program in your command line interface without going through the tedious process of manually downloading tweets. Attendees will also be guided through the process of cleaning up Twitter data once it’s downloaded. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all U of T affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Introduction to Git to 15:00

With this introduction to Git, we will go over the basics on Git and GitHub.  We will go over setting up a GitHub account, explaining basic commands like clone, add, and commit, setting up a repository on GitHub, and how to recover old versions of files. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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