Workshop: Getting Started with ArcGIS Pro

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (with one hour lunch break)

Location: Research Library 11630L – Scholarly Innovation Lab (SIL)

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn ArcGIS Pro, the next generation ArcGIS Desktop application, which is tightly integrated to modern Web GIS. The workshop will specifically discuss how to get started, how to migrate from ArcMap, doing Web GIS, and performing analysis and tasks. There will be plenty of hands-on exercises. To attend this workshop, please register:

We look forward to seeing you then.

Because we need to provide attendees with computers and ArcGIS Pro licenses in advance, we request that you register for the workshop no later than Monday, May 20.

Accession & Digitization Workshop, May 2, 12:30pm, IS Lab Zone A

How do institutions add new materials to their collections?

The IS Lab welcomes participants to assist with the accession and digitization of recently acquired materials. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to accession and digitization practices for archival collections, including setting the appropriate level of description, articulating the link between description and arrangement, documenting an initial assessment, and starting a digitization project. The goal of the workshop is to provide practical experience in assessing, processing, digitizing, and managing gifted collections, especially within the context of a small repository.

Please join us at 12:30pm on May 2 in the IS Lab!

Calligraphy Workshop, Horn Press

The Horn Press will be holding a calligraphy workshop on April 20th, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in GSE&IS Room 121. We have invited Jane Shibata, a local artist and professor from Santa Monica College, to teach the workshop. She is also the Outreach contact for the Society for Calligraphy, Southern California, a non-profit educational organization which promotes the study, teaching and practice of calligraphy and related disciplines.
There are 20 spots available for this workshop – while all are welcome to RSVP, priority will be given to students in the UCLA MLIS program. RSVPs will be accepted until April 8th, 2019.
Participants will be expected to stay for the entire workshop. There will be a $15 materials and instruction fee. Participants will be able to keep the calligraphy pens that were used in the workshop.
Please contact Yoonha Hwang at yhwang813 [@] for any questions or concerns.

Digital Collections for Humanities and Social Sciences Instruction at UCLA

January 31st, 2019, 2:30pm
Charles E. Young Research Library
Main Conference Room

UCLA Library Special Collections will be hosting a workshop on available primary sources for teaching in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr Ben Lacey from Adam Matthew Digital will present on digital collections available through the library, and case studies of how tutors around the world have used these in their undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The case studies will introduce a discussion about how both Special Collections and digital primary sources can be used together to innovate teaching, inspire students, and introduce new assignments to undergraduates. There will be plenty of time for questions and an offer of further free support for classes running at UCLA.

Upcoming Data Science Center Workshops

Urauchi: Backing Cloth and Artwork with Washi Workshop

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 12:00-4:00 PM
Location: Hiromi Paper, Inc. 
9469 Jefferson Blvd Suite 117
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 998-0098
PARKING Located in the back

Class fee: $70.00
Materials fee (required): $30.00

TOTAL: $100

Unbacked Cloth
3 weights of paper for backing cloth and paper
Tamping Brush (provided by instructor)

Drying boards 

What to bring
Spray Bottle (One that can create a fine mist) 
Ruler or Dowel (No tape measurers!) 
1″-3″ Paste Brush (These work well for paste) 
Bone Folder or Teflon Folder



We’d like to invite you to participate in our first workshop of 2019! Urauchi is the process by which Washi (Japanese Paper) is laminated to the back of another surface – usually paper or cloth – in such a way that the result when dried is a perfectly flat artwork, bookcloth, or scroll. The full process of Urauchi results in the merger of two surfaces, which allows for flexibility, extra strength, and the smoothening of wrinkles and puckers.

Charlene Matthews is a preeminent bookmaker, and propietress of Charlene Matthews Bindery in West Hollywood, known for her original works and collaborations with artists and film/TV projects. During this workshop, Charlene will demonstrate how to make wheat paste (Jin Shofu), then participants will get to Urauchi both cloth and paper samples! 

Winter Wednesday Workshops

It’s crucial for scholars to develop workflows that befriend technologies and make their research come to life. UCLA Librarians team up with colleagues at IDRE to bring you workshops with technology proven to make research sing!

Intro to Statistical Software
Wed, Jan 9, 11:30 – 1:30
Research Commons Classroom (First Floor, YRL)

Intro to R
Wed, Jan 16, 11:30 – 2:30, West
Electronic Classroom (Second Floor, YRL)

Intro to GIS: Got data? Let’s map it! 
Wed, Jan 23, 11:00 – 1:00
West Electronic Classroom (Second Floor, YRL)

Advanced Tableau: Data Visualization
Wed, Jan 30, 11:30 – 1:30
Research Commons Classroom (First Floor, YRL)

Wed, Feb 6, 11:30 – 1:00
Research Commons Classroom (First Floor, YRL)

Story Maps
Wed, Feb 13, 11:00 – 12:30
Research Commons Classroom (First Floor, YRL)

OpenRefine: Get data and tame it! 
Wed, Feb 20, 11:30 – 1:30
Research Commons Classroom (First Floor, YRL)

Wed, Feb 27, 11:30 – 1:30
Research Commons Classroom (First Floor, YRL)

Excel for Research
Wed, March 6, 11:30 – 1:30
Research Commons Classroom (First Floor, YRL)

3D Modeling for Research
Wed, March 13, 11:30 – 1:30
Research Commons Classroom (First Floor, YRL)

Software Carpentry Workshop Jan 9-10

On Jan. 9-10, UCLA is hosting a Software Carpentry workshop for the UCLA community. Register now:

The Carpentries are a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives. They teach skills that are immediately useful for researchers, using lessons and datasets that allow researchers to quickly apply what they’ve learned to their own work. We are really excited about using the Software Carpentry curriculum here to help our graduate students, staff & faculty become more efficient in their research and work.

This workshop is focused on Software Carpentry lessons. The curriculum will include:

  • Automating tasks with the Unix shell
  • Building programs with Python
  • Version control with Git

The target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience, and the instructors put a priority on creating a friendly environment to empower researchers and enable data-driven discovery. Even those with some experience will benefit, as the goal is to teach not only how to do analyses, but how to manage the process to make it as automated and reproducible as possible. For instance, after attending this workshop you will be able to:

  • Automate research workflows with the Unix shell
  • Plot data and complete basic programming tasks with Python
  • Use version control in a project

This workshop is free. Here is a registration link, and the workshop webpage for more information. Questions? Send email to Kristian Allen, Deidra Whitmore or Scott Friedman friedman@idre.ucla.eduWe hope to see you at the workshop!
Tim DennisDirector, Data Science CenterUCLA Library
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