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Practical Coding for Archivists

  • November 15, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale
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  • For student registration, please submit proof of enrollment to Mallory Furnier at mallory.furnier@csun.edu

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Practical Coding for Archivists

Thursday, November 15, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Brand Library & Art Center


Noah Geraci currently works at the UC Riverside Library as Digital Assets Metadata Librarian, supporting description, management and access to digitized archival collections. Noah has previously worked at the LA Metro Archives and UCLA’s Digital Library Program, and received his MLIS from UCLA.

Workshop description:

This full-day workshop will provide an approachable introduction to the ways that basic programming skills can help you more efficiently tackle common archival tasks. Attendees will come away with new skills and ideas on how to apply them to tasks such as data cleanup and renaming files in bulk, as well as knowledge of resources and strategies for continued learning about coding in an archives context.

Upon completing the course, students will have a basic knowledge of the following:

  • Regular expressions
  • Unix shell
  • Python
  • And how these three useful computing tools can help simplify your work as an archivist!

Students are required to bring their own laptops with a Windows, Mac, or Linux operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have the ability to install software on.

Who should attend:

This workshop is ideal for anyone interested in learning how to automate common archival work tasks through utilizing basic programming skills.

The workshop is limited to 20 participants so please register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

Registration open until November 2, 2018.

The Walter P. Gray III Education Endowment Fund Scholarship offers funds up to $500 for registration and travel to SCA workshops. Submit an application form, including a proposed budget to Mallory Furnier (mallory.furnier@csun.edu). Application forms and additional information are available here.

  • Questions about your membership? Contact Christy Horton
  • Questions about Registration? Contact Mallory Furnier.
  • Problems with your credit card payment? Need to request a refund involving credit card or PayPal? Contact Liz Phillips.
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