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Wednesday, March 18 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Here's What Python Does for Us: What Can it Do for Your Library?

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Programming with Python can alleviate the burden of routine, time-consuming tasks for library workers. In this session, attendees will learn how Python is being used at NC State University Libraries to query GOBI and produce automated monthly reports for the Collections & Research Strategy department. GOBI, our print and ebook ordering vendor platform, does not offer an API, so reports used to be compiled through manual title-by-title searching. What used to take up to 15 hours per month (and was the cause of much frustration) now takes just 30 minutes and one press of a “run” button, all thanks to Python’s diverse set of libraries and abilities. Following a presentation of this script and how it was developed, attendees will learn methods for identifying the right Python packages and methodologies for their unique needs and project ideas, even if they are new to programming.

Speakers
avatar for Katharine Frazier

Katharine Frazier

North Carolina State University
Interested in tech tools, programming languages, data analysis, and collections.


Wednesday March 18, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
JBD Lecture Hall