UCLA Library broadcasts Spring 2021 public applications

From analysis and knowledge science workshops to lectures and screenings, the UCLA Library will current dozens of digital occasions this spring designed to counterpoint college students, college, workers and different researchers’ tutorial experiences and to assist them advance data by engagement with library assets and companies. 

Featured occasions embrace “The History of the Chinese Book” webinar collection, highlighting Chinese uncommon books from the library’s collections; the “Undergraduate Research Week Awards Ceremony,” the place recipients of the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research shall be acknowledged; “Introduction to Tinderbox,” which presents novices an outline of the information note-taking software, and different workshops specializing in find out how to develop a analysis plan, discover sources, write a literature evaluation and use Python for analysis.

Other program highlights embrace the persevering with “Virtual Screening Room,” a collection of movies, tv reveals and newsreels offered by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, a division of UCLA Library. Curated by Archive programmers, the collection helps the mission of providing entry to distinctive shifting pictures that present perception into numerous communities and our shared cultural historical past. 

Most occasions are free, and most are open to the general public. For extra particulars and a whole itemizing of occasions, see the UCLA Library calendar

Research workshops

April 8: Practical web technologies for social scientists will introduce the alphabet soup of applied sciences powering the trendy internet. Explanations of TCP/IP, HTTP, JSON and extra will present attendees the background data to start extracting knowledge from the online.

April 8: During data visualization with Tableau, contributors will obtain a common introduction to the Tableau software program and discover ways to create various kinds of visualizations. Prior expertise shouldn’t be required.

April 8: Participants in developing a research question will be taught strategies for matter exploration and narrowing down their analysis focus.

April 14: A hands-on method shall be utilized in introduction to QGIS-raster analysis, which covers quantum geographic data techniques, an open-source software program platform. Beginners to mapping will depart the workshop having created a map utilizing spatial and raster evaluation instruments.

April 15: There is extra to look than Google. Learn efficient search methods at finding sources at the UCLA Library.

April 16: Introduction to the Bash Shell command line contributors will be taught basic expertise for working with working techniques by a command-line interface. Beginners will depart understanding how the shell might help automate advanced duties and find out how to write shell scripts.

April 20: Real-world recommendation and assets are provided at Adulting 101 workshops: Renting in L.A. Learn ideas and methods for navigating the rental course of and listen to library workers share their experiences.

April 22: Questions about citing sources and plagiarism shall be answered throughout collecting and citing sources. Learn find out how to monitor sources and auto-generate your bibliography to keep away from issues down the highway.

April 23: Discover the model management system programmers use to trace and handle modifications at introduction to Git/GitHub.

April 27: Adulting 101 workshops: Free Los Angeles Public Library resources introduces assets together with e-books, magazines and newspapers, and on-line tutorials.

April 29: Writing a literature review will train contributors methods for organizing their analysis in a transparent and compelling literature evaluation.

April 30: Tailored to novices, plotting and programming in Python-1 supplies an introduction to these with little or no earlier programming expertise in Python. Participants will be taught primary syntax, knowledge buildings and knowledge science instruments.

May 6: Create partaking and compelling displays after attending presentation strategies and tools, the place the main target shall be on how greatest to attach along with your viewers.

May 6: In developing your research plan contributors will discover ways to create a mission timeline and maintain analysis objectives on schedule.

May 7: Plotting and programming in Python-2 builds on classes taught within the model one of many course. Participants will be taught Python within the context of information science and determine how it may be utilized in analysis.

May 13: At Exploring digital archives with DEVONthink, Tinderbox and Zotero, contributors shall be launched to administration and note-taking instruments designed to assist gather, arrange and analyze paperwork and knowledge.

May 14: Library carpentry: Introduction to R part 1 supplies novices an outline of the essential R programming language syntax, knowledge buildings and knowledge science instruments.

May 20: Learn in regards to the note-taking software designed to seize and analyze advanced relationships and concepts at introduction to Tinderbox. Both core and superior ideas shall be lined.

May 21: Library carpentry: Introduction to R part 2 will proceed ideas lined in session one. Learn RStudio and extra about how R is used for knowledge exploration, visualization and statistical evaluation.

May 25: Artists’ books, comics, graphic novels and zines introduces college students and researchers to a wide range of various publishing codecs obtainable within the library.

May 27: Fundamentals of computational text analysis with Voyant will introduce contributors to the essential workflow, phrases and output they might encounter when enterprise a textual content mining mission. 

June 3: Introduction to network graphs: Formatting your data will cowl the fundamentals of information evaluation, creating graphs and community evaluation initiatives. 


April 15: The “Hear/Now/Then/There: Subversion, Sound and Queer Underground” lecture collection includes a dialog with artist and educator Jasmine Nyende, member of Black, queer punk band FUPU. This is the ultimate installment within the collection, offered by the UCLA Center for Musical Humanities with help from the UCLA Music Library.

April 30: A scholarly panel examines piano tradition in an age of up to date, back-and-forth copy at 21st-century pianism: Retrospection, new directions and interpretative communities. This program is a part of the music efficiency research in the present day collection, offered by the UCLA Center for Musical Humanities and the UCLA Music Library.

May 14: Methods in music performance studies brings collectively a panel of music students to debate the sector of music efficiency research, determine challenges and methodologies, and foster cross-disciplinary dialog. Presented by the UCLA Center for Musical Humanities and the UCLA Music Library.

May 21: Performance, gestures, electronics presents displays and panel discussions on music, know-how and composition, that includes a chunk about girls’s labor composed and carried out by Jocelyn Ho, assistant professor of music research at UCLA. Presented by the UCLA Center for Musical Humanities and the UCLA Music Library.

June 11, 18, 25: The UCLA Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library and UCLA Library Special Collections current the History of the Chinese Book webinar collection, with main scholar Li Kaisheng, curator of the Tianyi Ge Library (est. 1561). The lectures will spotlight UCLA Library’s assortment of Chinese uncommon books and introduce the historical past of China’s oldest regularly working library. 

Awards ceremony

May 28: As the culminating occasion of UCLA’s Undergraduate Research Week, the awards ceremony acknowledges the scholar researchers throughout a number of disciplines for his or her modern work. Prizes awarded embrace the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research, which acknowledges excellence in undergraduate analysis by using library collections.

Virtual Screenings

April 15: “The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean” (1966) is the story of a clairvoyant teenage lady, Norma Jean (Sharon Henesy), and a boy band, common after the Beatles, who’re decided to use the younger lady’s powers as a part of a hoax revival. Written, directed and produced by Juleen Compton, the movie is a formidable instance of American unbiased function filmmaking through the mid-1960s, and facilities on an unusual portrayal, for the time, of feminine company. The screening shall be launched by movie preservationist Jillian Borders and Maya Montañez Smukler, analysis and research heart officer of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

April 22: “Two by Sarah Maldoror,” options two distinct works from filmmaker and theater artist Sarah Maldoror: her first quick, “Monangambé” (1969), and her satiric, pleasant French tv movie, “Dessert for Constance” (1981). Born in France to oldsters of West Indian and French descent, Maldoror, who died final spring from problems from the coronavirus, co-founded the nation’s first Black theater troupe in 1956 and later pivoted to cinema, directing greater than two dozen movies and forging her personal visible transmissions of African tradition. Presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Black Feminism Initiative at UCLA, this system features a post-screening panel dialogue with Annouchka de Andrade, Maldoror’s daughter, producer and distributor.

April 29: Filmmakers Ellen Fisher-Turk and Andrew Weeks give heart stage to International Chrysis, the pioneering diva and self-proclaimed “transgender performer” who dominated the New York cabaret and nightclub scene for twenty years, of their movie “Split: Portrait of a Drag Queen” (1993). Through their assemblage of interviews, stills and video footage, Fisher-Turk and Weeks seize the sharp wit and vivacious presence that made Chrysis a showstopping headliner, a muse to trend designers and artists (particularly Salvador Dalí) and a guiding gentle for the subsequent technology earlier than her premature dying in 1990. The Archive is thrilled to current “Split” with filmmaker Fisher-Turk in dialog with cultural critic Ernest Hardy.

May 6: The Virtual Screening Room collection continues with “Frankly Jazz: Three Preserved Episodes.” Premiering on Los Angeles’ KTLA Channel 5 in 1962, the short-lived native tv collection “Frankly Jazz” provided viewers powerhouse stay performances by a number of the greatest West Coast jazz musicians of the day. The Archive presents three episodes of this obscure native music TV collection, as preserved from not too long ago acquired, authentic two-inch grasp videotapes that includes legendary artists corresponding to Gerald Wilson, the Jazz Crusaders and Sammy Davis Jr. The performances shall be launched by jazz musician and educator Ray Briggs, jazz research division chair for the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, and assistant director of jazz research at Cal State Long Beach, the place he teaches programs in jazz historical past and ethnomusicology.


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