Data Intro for Archivists

This Library Carpentry lesson introduces archivists to working with data. At the conclusion of the lesson you will: be able to explain terms, phrases, and concepts in code or software development; identify and use best practice in data structures; use regular expressions in searches.

Prerequisites

This lesson has no prerequisites. Ideally you will need a laptop and an internet connection, though this is not required.

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Schedule

Setup There are no setup requirements for this lesson
00:00 1. Introduction to Library Carpentry What do archivists gain from code?
00:15 2. Don't think you work with data? What sort of data do you work with?
What do you do with it?
What tools do you use to help you?
01:00 3. Foundations what best practice and generic skills underpin your encounters with data and research?
01:45 4. Regular Expressions How can you imagine using regular expressions in your work?
02:30 5. Introduction to Data - Multiple Choice Quiz What does Fr[ea]nc[eh] match?
03:00 6. Introduction to Data - Multiple Choice Quiz (answers)" What does Fr[ea]nc[eh] match?
03:00 Finish

The actual schedule may vary slightly depending on the topics and exercises chosen by the instructor.