Git and GitHub for Libraries

$175.00

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

This course introduces the basic concepts and skills for using Git and GitHub, a popular version control system and platform, in a library setting. Git and GitHub are often used to manage open source software, library technology, and academic research projects. Individuals and teams use Git to record changes within a project’s source code and GitHub to share and publish their work online. Library staff are using these technologies to support work in a variety of contexts, including metadata, data analysis, digital humanities, open educational resources, archives, and open science. While this course focuses on the fundamentals of Git and GitHub, students will pick up some basic command-line and plain-text editing skills along the way.

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1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Course Description

This course introduces the basic concepts and skills for using Git and GitHub, a popular version control system and platform, in a library setting. Git and GitHub are often used to manage open source software, library technology, and academic research projects. Individuals and teams use Git to record changes within a project’s source code and GitHub to share and publish their work online. Library staff are using these technologies to support work in a variety of contexts, including metadata, data analysis, digital humanities, open educational resources, archives, and open science. While this course focuses on the fundamentals of Git and GitHub, students will pick up some basic command-line and plain-text editing skills along the way.

Throughout the course, students will:

Examine use cases for Git and GitHub as tools for library technology projects
Use Git from the command-line to manage versions of a digital project
Collaborate with peers on Git repositories hosted on the GitHub platform
Consider how libraries can support the use of Git and GitHub for research and education
Test advanced GitHub features for project management, automation, and web publishing

Chris Diaz

Chris DiazChris Diaz is the Digital Publishing Librarian at Northwestern University, where he manages institutional repository and library publishing services. He has written and presented on numerous academic library topics, including collection development, open educational resources, minimal computing, and digital repositories. Chris previously held positions in collections management and scholarly communication at National Louis University and the University of Iowa. He received an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BA from DePaul University.

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