March Workshops

Here’s a selection of research and technology workshops offered by the Libraries this month. Workshops are free an open to all students, faculty or staff at Columbia. Find listings for all Libraries workshops on the workshops website.


March 05, 2010 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Filemaker Pro Database Software
305 Butler Library (Electronic Text Service)
A basic introduction to this flexible and powerful database program.

March 05, 2010 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Bloomberg Basics
DSSC, Lehman Library – Room 321
This session will teach the basic navigation and searching skills necessary to begin using Bloomberg.

March 08, 2010 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
RefWorks Bibliographic Software
306 Butler Library
A web-based bibliographic software, most reliable for citation harvesting from the widest range of the Libraries’ databases and the best solution for group projects, but less satisfactory than other available softwares as a writing tool.

March 09, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Adobe Photoshop
Butler Library Room 306
A brief tutorial on this basic image manipulation tool, covering workspace, tools, basic functions, and some advanced features.

March 10, 2010 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Manipulating Texts with XSLT
Butler Library, Room 305
Learn to use this powerful tool for reshaping and manipulating XML texts. The workshop will focus on applications of greatest interest to humanities research.

March 11, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Zotero Citation and Resource Management Software
306 Butler Library
An introduction to the various features of this FireFox plugin, an exciting new program that allows the easy capture of web pages and records from many of the Libraries’ databases, the production of bibliographies and citations in various styles, the downloading and indexing of full text resources, and the creation and management of reading notes.

March 26, 2010 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
GIS – Working with ArcGIS & Google Earth
EDS, 215 Lehman Library
An introduction to working with ArcGIS software and Google Earth, covering various methods for exporting vector data to Google Earth, importing KML to ArcGIS, symbolizing, labeling, and creating screen overlays.

March 26, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
EndNote Bibliographic Software
306 Butler Library
The classic bibliographic citation software, still the best choice for managing large collections of citations and customizing citation styles and reference types.

March 31, 2010 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Scanning Essentials
305 Butler Library
A basic overview of the options available at the Electronic Text for creating electronic texts and images.