[Eril-l] Core Classroom Event: CollectionBuilder: A Static Web Approach to Digital Projects in Libraries

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Tue Mar 2 13:57:00 PST 2021

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Core Classroom Event: CollectionBuilder: A Static Web Approach to Digital
Projects in Libraries

Core is pleased to introduce a new continuing education opportunity called
Core Classroom. It’s a hands-on virtual workshop that consists of two to
four live sessions with assignments and group discussion.

Dates: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 and Tuesday, April 6, 2021

This two-session Core classroom event will be held on both of the above
dates for an hour starting at 11 am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 pm Central,
and 2 pm Eastern time.

Description: Core Classroom is back! Beginning on March 30, Core:
Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will present "CollectionBuilder: A
Static Web Approach to Digital Projects in Libraries", a hands-on virtual
workshop for librarians and library staff. This unique continuing education
opportunity consists of two live instructive sessions on March 30 and April
6 with class assignments followed by group discussions.

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.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, participants will have gained the knowledge
and independence necessary to implement CollectionBuilder, in contexts that
includes 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.

Technical Requirements for Attendees

Participants will be asked to create a Google Drive account and GitHub
account in advance of the first session.


Olivia Wikle, Evan Peter Williamson, Devin Becker


Registration Fees:  Core Member $79; Non-member $99

For additional information and access to all Classroom registration links,
please go to the following website: http://www.ala.org/core/ce/classroom

Core classrooms are recorded.  Registration includes unlimited access to
these recordings.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration at ala.org

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars or classrooms,
please contact Tom Ferren, Core Program Officer of Professional
Development, tferren at ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the Core Continuing Education Committee.
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