UM Libraries to offer seminars to enhance research skills

By UM News

UM Libraries to offer seminars to enhance research skills

By UM News
The classes are offered to students and all members of the UM community who are doing research in any discipline.

Are you looking to enhance your research skills? Look no further than the University of Miami’s Libraries Digital Scholarship and Data Services Workshop Series.

Starting Monday, Sept. 10, a series of workshops and seminars will be offered by librarians and other data specialists for students and any other member of the UM community who will be undertaking research in any discipline.

The workshops will cover everything from methods for transforming and analyzing information to how to use ESRI and GIS software to analyze, manage and present geospatial data. The workshops are free, but registration is required.

All sessions will be held at the Otto G. Richter Library Digital Scholars Lab in the Learning Commons.

Some of the workshops offered include:

Digital Scholarship Research Methods

Cleaning Data with OpenRefine

Instructor: Paige Morgan, Digital Scholarship Librarian and Scholarly Publishing Officer

Monday, Sept. 10 from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Research Data Management

The Data Management Challenge: Wrangling Data in the Research Environment

Instructor: Timothy Norris, Research Data Scientist

Friday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Utilizing GIS Data Series

ESRI Insights

Instructor: Abraham Parrish, GIS Services Librarian

Friday, Oct. 5, from 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Creating raster Digital Elevation Models from LIDAR data using ArcGIS Pro

Instructor: Jorge Quintela, GIS and Data Specialist

Friday, Oct. 12, from 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Working with Data and Data Analysis Series

Data Visualization with Tableau

Instructor: Cameron Riopelle, Data Services Librarian

Monday, Oct. 29, from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

To sign up for the workshops listed and others offered by the same instructors, visit: