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ALCTS webinar: Introduction to Python and PyMARC, Session 2

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

ALCTS webinar: Introduction to Python and PyMARC, Session 2

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017


All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.


This session is part 2 of the two-part series Introduction to Python and PyMARC.


 Introduction to Python and PyMARC, Session 1, October 18, 2017

 Introduction to Python and PyMARC, Session 2, October 25, 2017



This series will provide a detailed overview of how to use the Python programming language, and specifically the PyMARC library of code, to transform library metadata and make technical services workflows more efficient. Viewers will learn how to get started using Python, how to write a simple PyMARC script, and how Python and PyMARC can be used to automate workflows and metadata management. Session 2 will include a detailed, scenario on how to write a PyMARC script to parse MARC records, as well as how to create MARC records from non-MARC metadata using PyMARC.


Learning outcomes:


By the end of the series, participants will:

-Understand the resources needed to install Python on a computer or workstation

-Understand the basic syntax of Python and PyMARC

-Understand how to run a Python script against a MARC record or set of MARC records and generate output

-Understand how Python and PyMARC can be applied to various technical services workflows

-Understand how to write a basic Python and PyMARC script


Who should attend?

 Technical services and library systems / information technology staff; beginner programmers working in libraries or with library data; catalogers; metadata specialists; and institutional repository managers.


Presenter: Lauren Magnuson is Head of Collection Management and Technical Services at California State University San Marcos and Development Coordinator for the PALNI Library consortium.  Her interests include PHP, Python, analytics, data visualization, and open source technology in academic libraries. She is the author of several book chapters related to library information technology. Lauren has an MA in Information Science and an M.Ed in Educational Technology. She tweets occasionally from @lpmagnuson.



Registration Fees:  


Single webinar: ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129  

 Series of two: ALCTS Member $69 ; Non-member $95 ; Group rate $206  


For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

 http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/101817 (for Session 1)

 http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/102517 (for Session 2)


ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event. 


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.