UM Libraries to Offer Seminars to Improve Research Skills


The courses are offered to students and to all members of the UM community who are doing research in any discipline.

Looking to improve your research skills? Look no further than the University of Miami Digital Scholarship and Data Services Workshop Series.

Starting Monday, September 10, a series of workshops and seminars will be offered by librarians and other data specialists for students and any other member of the UM community who will undertake research in any discipline.

The workshops will cover everything from methods of transforming and analyzing information to using ESRI and GIS software to analyze, manage and present geospatial data. The workshops are free, but registration is required.

All sessions will take place in the Digital Researchers Lab of the Otto G. Richter Library in the Learning Commons.

Some of the workshops offered include:

Digital scholarship research methods

Clean data with OpenRefine

Instructor: Paige Morgan, Digital Scholarship Librarian and Scholarly Publishing Manager

Monday September 10 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Research data management

The challenge of data management: discussing data in the research environment

Instructor: Timothy Norris, Research Data Scientist

Friday September 14 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Using the GIS dataset

ESRI perspectives

Instructor: Abraham Parrish, GIS Services Librarian

Friday October 5 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Creating raster digital elevation models from LIDAR data using ArcGIS Pro

Instructor: Jorge Quintela, GIS and data specialist

Friday October 12 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Work with data and data analysis series

Visualizing Data with Tableau

Instructor: Cameron Riopelle, Data Services Librarian

Monday October 29 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To register for the workshops listed and others offered by the same instructors, visit:


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