WORD LAB: Michael Williams, Data Scraping & Processing with Google Sheets
Michael Williams, Coordinator of Area Studies Technical Services at the Penn Libraries will visit WORD LAB to talk about his experiments with batch querying, web scraping, and data processing using Google Sheets. This is a great opportunity to learn how to do advanced data work using off-the-shelf, free tools without learning any programming whatsoever! Mike will focus on his case of harvesting bibliographic data for use in library acquisitions work, but the techniques are widely applicable to a variety of tasks and disciplines. You can learn more about the WORD LAB learning group at https://w0rdlab.org, and all are welcome at this and any of our other weekly sessions.
Related LibGuide: Text Mining at Penn Libraries by Scott Enderle