Category Archives: Programming

Librarians Learning to Code Presented by Bohyun Kim

One of the great things about librarians is the collaborative and energetic community spirit towards learning new things and Boyhun Kim’s Charleston Conference presentation on November 9, 2012 is an excellent example of this.  In her presentation and her blog, … Continue reading

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From Coursera to Udacity Computer Science 101 courses

Feeling confident after Nick Parlante’s more general introduction to Computer Science, I began a new class from another Stanford faculty member and a faculty member from the University of Virginia. This Computer Science 101 course from Udacity uses Python, a … Continue reading

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Boolean Search: Library and Computer Science Style

One common set of tools of the librarian trade are the databases that are purchased and taught to researchers in the community they serve.  The most powerful searches are performed based on the boolean logic of AND, OR, and NOT. … Continue reading

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Movie Magic Spoiler Alert – Bluescreen

If you are someone who enjoys the wonder of movie-making without the desire to know how it works then read no further. Nick Parlante’s week 3 lecture revealed how the bluescreen/greenscreen trick uses computer code to insert portions of one … Continue reading

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Loops, Curly Brackets and the Power of Repeating Code

In week 2, Nick explained “for loops” and how they allow simple commands of code to do much larger things. Part of the learning process included recognizing two major grammatical clues or code syntax, the curly brace, { , and … Continue reading

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Software Tip of the Code Iceberg

The week 1 introduction was already very helpful because it opened up the basic rules and syntax to how computer code works and made some of the functions of software I use, like Photoshop and CONTENTdm, more clear. The examples … Continue reading

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