Libraries offering a series of workshops on data services | E-News
The WVU Libraries Data Services Workshops are designed to provide faculty and students with training in data management, software platforms for data visualization and analysis, and data resource research. To register for these workshops, follow the links attached to each event.
Back up, store and keep your research files
Over the course of the life of a research project, you generate a lot of files, but how much attention do you pay to their storage and preservation? How often should you back up your documents, what steps should you take to preserve your data so that it remains accessible in the long term? In this online workshop, you will learn how to create a systematic storage process to protect your data against a wide range of loss scenarios.
Register for the workshop on Thursday, September 30 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Introduction to Election Data Resources
In this workshop, participants will learn how to access and use popular resources to gain data on current and historical election records, voter turnout, and election administration. This workshop will take place at the downtown campus library, room 136.
Register for the workshop this Wednesday, October 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
An introduction to data visualization with Tableau
This lab is designed to teach new Tableau users how to prepare their data, navigate the Tableau Desktop interface, create a basic visualization (for example, a bar graph, heat map, etc.), and combine visualizations in a dashboard. Recommended for faculty, graduate students, and senior undergraduates interested in data visualization and storytelling. No previous Tableau experience is required. Participants are strongly encouraged to download Tableau Desktop before the session. A 14-day free trial is available.
The location will be announced at the end of September (Zoom or Downtown Campus Library).
Register for the workshop this Tuesday, October 12 from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Getting Started with Python for Data Analysis
This workshop will introduce participants to the use of Python for data analysis. No prior programming knowledge is required, just a basic understanding of computer files and records. Participants will need to bring their own laptop with Python downloaded and installed. This workshop will take place at the downtown campus, room 104.
Register for the workshop this Wednesday, October 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Analyzing and Visualizing Data Using Python
This workshop will introduce participants to Python tasks such as reading data, analyzing data, and plotting data. Participants should have attended the Getting Started with Python workshop or have a basic knowledge of using Python. Participants will need to bring their own laptop with Python downloaded and installed. This workshop will take place at the downtown campus, room 104.
Register for the workshop this Wednesday, October 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Find and register for Library and Research Commons workshops.