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  • Bookshelf

    Exploring Barriers to Misinformation Interventions in Public Libraries

    Misinformation has always been dangerous and divisive, but especially so in the wake of “fake news” and Covid-19 conspiracy theories. How can we, as scholars, librarians, and citizens, combat the spread of misinformation? What challenges might we encounter during this work?

    At this talk, Abeer Siddiqui discussed the challenges of addressing misinformation in public libraries and explored how her recent project informs her longstanding work on storytelling and science communication.

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    Exploring Themes with Topic Modelling

    Topic modeling is a natural language processing technique that groups words in “topics” based on the frequency of their appearance near each other in a text. It can be used to interpret thematic trends within a large body of text.

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    Feminist Data Workshop

    In this workshop, Caroline Sinders introduces the methodology she created to guide both her art and research practice: research driven art. Sinders’ work explores data collection as both art and protest–an approach participants will engage with by exploring machine learning, data, and design thinking. By treating data collection as a collaborative process, participants will create a feminist data set from the ground up, while also learning how data collection can be used as an artistic, collaborative, community practice.

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    From Info-Glut to Connected Notes: Obsidian and Digital Note-Taking in Academia

    Researchers have long grappled with effective ways to approach note-taking. In this talk, Professor Andy Roddick (Anthropology, McMaster University) proposes a solution: Obsidian, a free multi-platform program that can connect notes in the classroom, in a literature review, and in long-term research.

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    GIS and Geospatial Data Guide

    Learn about GIS resources including data, software, and modes of references in this guide.

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    GitHub and GitHub Pages

    Maybe you’ve heard of GitHub and would like to learn more about how it works. Maybe you’ve heard how it’s possible to make easy and simple webpages using GitHub and GitHub Pages and want to try. Or maybe, you knew none of this but are intrigued nonetheless. In any of those cases, this tutorial is for you.

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to use a suite of related tools (GitHubGitHub PagesMarkdown, and GitHub Desktop) to create and manage repositories of files, and build simple websites with ease!

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    Glitch: Disability, Feminism, Technology

    Starting from the representation of glitching robots on-screen before moving to technologies, bodies, and communities off-screen, this presentation by Dr. Adan Jerreat-Poole (Assistant Professor of Communication Arts, University of Waterloo) explores the history of “glitch feminism” and then turns to glitch as intimacy, interdependence, and Mad/crip/queer community, glitch understood through the physiology of pain in relation to technology, and glitch as a reorientation towards crip time.

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    Guide to Digital Exhibit Platforms

    Are you interested in public scholarship and digital tools? Do you want to build a digital exhibit to share your work, but aren’t sure where to start? In this post, we overview six platforms available at McMaster. Read through this brief guide and determine which is best suited to your project.

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    How to Copy ArcGIS Online Content Between Accounts

    Current students, staff, and faculty have access to ArcGIS Online through an Educational Institution Agreement. Content created in the ArcGIS web applications will remain online following graduation but won’t be maintained or updated and are subject to availability of the application.

    Did you know you can copy some content from your McMaster ArcGIS Online account to a personal account? This asynchronous online tutorial will provide you with resources and tools to copy content between accounts.

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    How to Lie with Data

    Data may seem objective or neutral, but that’s not always the case. At this roundtable, learn about how data can be manipulated, skewed, or collected so poorly that any findings are extremely suspect. This session aims to build critical literacy and build attendees’ understanding of data collection, statistics, visualizations including infographics, charts, graphs, and maps, and the Data Justice movement.

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    Hypothesis Testing and Regression Analysis in R

    In this online module, participants will learn how to conduct hypothesis tests in R, along with correlation and regression analysis. The session will include t test, paired t test, ANOVA, regression, correlation, and covariance.

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    Intermediate Python Programming

    This intermediate-level workshop focuses on various flow control Statements and Functions used in Python programming, as well as covering error and exception handling, and connecting to a SQL database using Python.

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