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Orientation to Film and Video Collection

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If you are teaching this semester and want to know the most seamless and copyright conscious ways to integrate media into your classes, this is the workshop for you. This workshop will provide an overview of film and video resources and services available at the University of Delaware Library Film and Video Collection. (Please note: this session does not cover production resources available at the Student Multimedia Design Center.) The following questions will be addressed within this workshop: How can more media be incorporated into teaching? What films and videos are available for class viewing? How can videos be checked out and scheduled for future use in my class?

The workshop is available at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty, and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Film and Video Collection Viewing Room

Presented by: Meghann Matwichuk

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Orientation to the Student Multimedia Design Center

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Learn about the facility and services offered at the Student Multimedia Design Center, located in the lower level of the Morris Library. Each orientation session will begin with an informative tour of the studios, classrooms, and general computing areas that comprise the Student Multimedia Design Center. Participants will learn about the multimedia services and other Library services offered by the Center. Participants will meet at the SMDC service desk at the start of each orientation.

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center

Presented by: Student Multimedia Design Center

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Introduction to Time-lapse Photography

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In time-lapse photography, a series of still images is transformed into video simulating the rapid passage of time. Workshop participants will learn the basics for creating time-lapse videos using Adobe Premiere Pro, part of Adobe Creative Suite 6, available on Windows and Macintosh computers in the Student Multimedia Design Center. In this workshop, participants will start with a series of still photos and learn techniques required to create polished time-lapse video projects.

The workshop is available at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff.

Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room A

Presented by: John Stevenson

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Digitizing Old Formats: Photos

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“Digitizing Old Formats: Photos" includes an overview of equipment and digital transfer services available at the Student Multimedia Design Center. The workshop will demonstrate techniques for scanning 35mm photographic film, prints and slides into digital files that may be shared. Workshop participants will learn the basics for scanning still images and organizing files for future use. Participants will have an opportunity to use the Center’s scanners and are encouraged to bring sample photographs and USB flash drives to save their work.

The workshop is available at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff.

Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: John Stevenson

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iMovie: The Essentials

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Building on a history of great video editing tools, Apple’s iMovie gives you more flexibility than ever before. With an all-new design and improved workflow, iMovie allows you to easily create HD movies and Hollywood-style trailers. This hands-on workshop will explore iMovie’s entire editing process from beginning to end.

The workshop is available at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty, and staff.

Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Hannah Lee

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Introduction to RefWorks

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RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool used to import and organize citations and generate bibliographies or reference lists. This workshop introduces the basic functions of RefWorks. Topics covered include setting up an account, understanding the user interface, exporting citations from research databases, creating folders, organizing citations, storing full-text articles within RefWorks, and creating a bibliography or reference list. RefWorks is available from the Library Databases page [www2.lib.udel.edu/database/refworks.html].

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: 116A

Presented by: Dianna McKellar

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Digitizing Old Formats: Audio

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"Digitizing Old Formats: Audio" includes an overview of equipment and digital transfer services available at the Student Multimedia Design Center. The workshop will demonstrate techniques for converting treasured audio content from old formats, vinyl records and audio cassettes, to newer digital formats such as audio CDs and MP3 files. Participants will be introduced to working with provided digitized files using Audacity, a free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds that works on both Macintosh and Windows personal computers.

The workshop is available at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff.

Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: John Stevenson

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Creative Photography: Understanding Your Digital Camera

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Do you want to move beyond the “auto” feature of your digital camera to take more professional looking photos? At this workshop, we will explain how to use aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance to produce impressive results no matter what camera you are using. Even if you have a point-and-shoot camera, you can learn how to use the camera’s auto settings to take better photos. Bring your personal camera or check one out from the Student Multimedia Design Center service desk before the workshop to apply the techniques covered in this session.

The workshop is available at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty, and staff.

Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Hannah Lee

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RefWorks: Beyond the Basics

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This workshop introduces the advanced functions of RefWorks. RefWorks is a web-based tool that allows you to organize and manage the information for your research. Using RefWorks you can export references from databases and generate bibliographies or reference lists. In combination with Microsoft Word you can insert in-text citations and create bibliographies or reference lists.

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: 116A

Presented by: Rebecca Knight

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Digitizing Old Formats: Video

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"Digitizing Old Formats: Video" includes an overview of equipment and digital transfer services available at the Student Multimedia Design Center and covers the steps necessary to convert and edit participants' old videos on VHS or Hi-8 tapes to digital formats that can be burned to DVD. Participants will be introduced to working with the Center’s equipment and then be provided digitized files to edit using iMovie in preparation for sharing.

The workshop is available at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff.

Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: John Stevenson

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RefWorks: Complete

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The RefWorks Complete workshop covers basic and advanced features of the RefWorks research management database. Coverage includes exporting references from databases, organizing and managing information in a RefWorks account, inserting properly formatted in-text citations into a Microsoft Word document, and creating a References list. The workshop will provide attendees with the information to successfully use RefWorks and to integrate it into their research process. This workshop is aimed at the busy working student who cannot attend workshops during the day.

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: 116A

Presented by: Rebecca Knight

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Genealogy for Beginners

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The “Genealogy for Beginners” workshop covers the basics for researchers who are just starting to work on their family histories. It presents an overview of the types of records that contain genealogical information as well as strategies for finding and recording this data. Learn how to search the online database Ancestry Library Edition for U.S. census records. Ancestry Library Edition is available from the Library Databases page [http://www2.lib.udel.edu/database/ancestry.html].

The workshop is available at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty, and staff and to members of the general public. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: 116A

Presented by: Rebecca Knight & Linda Stein

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RefWorks: for the Health Sciences

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RefWorks for the Health Sciences will cover both the basic and the advanced functions of RefWorks, with a focus on importing citations from PubMed and other health science specific databases. The session also covers creating and sharing folders and using Write-N-Cite for APA and AMA citations.

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff involved in health science related fields. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: 116A

Presented by: Sarah Katz

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Adobe Photoshop - The Basics

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Adobe Photoshop is the Swiss army knife of multimedia applications. It is useful for a number of projects such as animation, photo editing, graphic design, web design, poster design, and much more. This workshop is for those with little or no experience with Photoshop who want to learn the basics.

The workshop will cover how to: crop, resize, and combine images; use layers and layer masks; adjust curves, saturation, and color; and export for the web or print.

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to University of Delaware students, faculty, and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Nico Carver

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Introduction to Research Data Management

Do you manage research data here at UD? Do you need a data management plan? This workshop is designed to help researchers understand the general benefits for and basic strategies to manage, share and preserve research data; understand what is required to write management plans for funding agencies (e.g. NSF, NEH and NIH); and learn about available resources and tools, including the DMPTool.

The workshop is available at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty, and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: 116A

Presented by: Deb Morley & Tom Melvin

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Creative Photography: Basics of Composition

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Photography is an art as well as a science. Building on the concepts from the “Understanding Your Camera workshop,” learn the basics of composition to take your photos to the next level. Bring your personal digital camera and walking shoes, as there will be plenty of opportunity to have hands-on practice to apply the concepts from this session.

The workshop is available at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty, and staff.

Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Hannah Lee

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Creative Photography: Basics of Editing

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Now that you’ve learned how your camera works in “Understanding Your Camera,” and how to take compelling photographs in the “Basics of Composition”, complete your photographic journey by learning the essentials of photo processing using common software and apps. This workshop will be an overview and hands-on workshop that will introduce participants to some of the most common adjustments photographers make, and the theory behind them. If you have ever wondered about contrast, sharpness, color balance, tonality, or saturation, this is the workshop for you. Bring photos you would like to work on, as well as your smartphone, if you have one.

The workshop is available at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty, and staff.

Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Nico Carver

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Data Visualization with Adobe Illustrator

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Do you want more control over the look of your graphs and charts, but don’t know where to start? This workshop will cover the specific tools you need to know to turn your raw research data into beautiful visualizations using Adobe Illustrator CS6. Whether you want to make your research poster stand out from the crowd, escape the Excel defaults, or design a creative infographic, this workshop will get you started down the right path.

The workshop is available at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty, and staff.

Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Nico Carver

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Census Data for Grant Writing

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The workshop explores statistical databases produced by the U.S. Census Bureau and other publishers that can be used as supportive data within grant proposals. Participants will have an opportunity to practice accessing statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS), the American FactFinder and other sources. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Regional Office of the U.S. Census Bureau.

The workshop is available at no charge and is open to members of the public and to University of Delaware faculty, staff and students. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: 116A

Presented by: Carol Rudisell

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Research Funding Online

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The workshop will focus on three Library databases--Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, and COS Pivot--which faculty, students and staff can use to identify potential funding resources, such as grants from private foundations, corporations and government agencies. The workshop will cover strategies for searching the databases, procedures for using alerting services, and locating additional grant information on the Internet. This workshop is co-sponsored by the University of Delaware Research Office.

The workshop is available at no charge and is open to University of Delaware faculty, students and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: 116A

Presented by: Carol Rudisell & Michael Gutiérrez, Ed.D.

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Tracing Your Family’s WWI Military History

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Did your ancestors serve in the First World War? Learn about their involvement in this global conflict by investigating online collections of draft registration cards, awards and casualty lists, and other military service records. The workshop presents strategies for searching Ancestry Library Edition’s U.S. Military Collection and websites for historical background, locations of grave sites overseas, and other useful information. The workshop introduces historical newspaper databases and methods for finding articles on WWI battles and the events that shaped the times.

The workshop is available at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty, staff, and the public. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: 116A

Presented by: Rebecca Knight & Linda Stein

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