|We are pleased to introduce Core Classroom, a unique, hands-on virtual workshop and continuing education opportunity for librarians and library staff. |
The upcoming November classroom is all about library technology. Core Classroom consists of two to four live instructive sessions with class assignments followed by group discussions.
Our first classroom event will be November 10 and 17 on CollectionBuilder: A Static Web Approach to Digital Projects in Libraries.
Classroom space is limited.
Register now and save your seat!
|CollectionBuilder: A Static Web Approach to Digital Projects in Libraries |
Live Virtual Sessions:
Tuesday, November 10, 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
Tuesday, November 17, 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
Presenters: Olivia Wikle, Evan Peter Williamson, Devin Becker
Requirements: Participants will be asked to create a Google Drive account and GitHub account in advance of the first session. Looking for an agile, lightweight approach to developing digital collections and scholarship projects? Join us for a hands-on deep dive into CollectionBuilder, an open source project for generating digital collection websites driven by metadata and powered by modern static web technology. Optimized for non-developers and simple hosting solutions, CollectionBuilder allows librarians, researchers, and educators to take ownership over their digital projects by lowering barriers to website creation and customization. Users will need to create a spreadsheet of metadata and corresponding directory of digital files to generate a digital collection. Once these are uploaded to CollectionBuilder, the platform employs a Jekyll static web generator to build a website for browsing and contextualizing the collection. As workshop participants engage with CollectionBuilder, they will learn fundamental web and DH skills by working with plain text files, CSV data, Markdown, GitHub, and GitHub Pages to create and customize their very own digital collection. By the end of this workshop, participants will have gained the knowledge and independence necessary to implement CollectionBuilder, in contexts that includee creating and disseminating research collections and custom digital exhibits, or teaching digital libraries in the classroom.
Who should attend? Technically curious librarians. No programming experience is necessary; beginners from all backgrounds are welcome.
$79 – Core Member
$99 – Non-member