Library Carpentry Workshop, 26th April

The LIR Group is running a series of the Library Carpentry workshops with the first one “Introduction to Data” and “Unix Shell” took place on the 26th of April, 2018 in Waterford.

Times: Start 10:30  Finish 16:00
Location: WIT Carriganore Campus (see map below)

Library Carpentry is made by librarians, for librarians to help you:
• automate repetitive, boring, error-prone tasks
• create, maintain and analyse sustainable and reusable data
• work effectively with IT and systems colleagues
• better understand the use of software in research

If you are interested in getting involved with Library Carpentry either as an instructor or participlant, contact Breeda Herlihy, UCC Library or David Kane, WIT Library, for more information.


€80 (Including lunch)


The event took place in the WIT Arena, WIT’s state of the art sports campus. The event took place in the room in the photograph on the right.  See the map below for directions.



Waterford IT Arena


Morning: Introduction to Data (David Kane, WIT Libraries)

An introduction to the terminology of data and computing, and the use of regular expressions to search and update text.

Introduction to Library Carpentry
Jargon Busting
Regular Expressions

Afternoon: Unix Shell (Jonathan Brazil, WIT Research Support Unit)

Introduces the Unix-style command line interface, allowing you to efficiently work with directories and files, and find and manipulate data.

What is the shell?
Counting and mining with the shell
Working with free text

Library Carpentry is software and data skills training aimed at the needs and requirements of library professionals. Training takes place in face-to-face workshops where one or more of the ‘stable’ lessons are taught. Lessons are also made available online (CC BY, published via GitHub Pages) for self-directed study or for adaptation and reuse by library professionals. The lessons have been developed by the Library Carpentry community and delivered around the world.

Text used here adapted from Library Carpentry  CC-BY 4.0 International License