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Materials for Library Carpentry development

Many of these materials are based on the Library Carpentry materials initially developed and taught by Dr James Baker, Owen Stephens and Daniel van Strien in the UK. http://librarycarpentry.github.io/outline/. The original Library Carpentry contained four modules:

  • Introduction, including jargon busting, data structures and regular expressions
  • The Unix shell, including use of the command line and commands such asgrep and sed to find data within files
  • Git and version control
  • Using OpenRefine for data clean up.

These four repositories have been re-developed within the GitHub data-lessons area, and new lessons have been added. All lessons are open to contributions, whether through pull requests or through issues raised on the repositories themselves.

Lessons

Library Carpentry prides itself on reviewing and revising our lessons to ensure that they fit the needs and requirements of the communities we serve. As a result our lessons are at varying stages of maturity.

Our Core lessons - those which we are confident that anyone can teach with no problems - are:

Our Beta lessons - those which need to be taught more to iron out their content and flow - are:

Our Alpha lessons - those which are new or substantially revised and have therefore yet to be tested in a teaching environment - are:

If you plan to teach an Alpha or Beta status lesson at a Library Carpentry workshop, we recommend you contact the lesson's maintainer (listed in the lesson README.md file) before doing so.

A lot of work was done on the repositories during the recent Mozilla Global sprint. For work outstanding, please see the issues here. Contributions welcome.

License

Library Carpentry builds on the work of Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry. It uses the same license as these projects. This can be found below.

Instructional Material

All Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry instructional material is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution license. The following is a human-readable summary of (and not a substitute for) the full legal text of the CC BY 4.0 license.

You are free:

  • to Share---copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • to Adapt---remix, transform, and build upon the material

for any purpose, even commercially.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution---You must give appropriate credit (mentioning that your work is derived from work that is Copyright © Software Carpentry and, where practical, linking to http://software-carpentry.org/), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

No additional restrictions---You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits. With the understanding that:

Notices:

  • You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
  • No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

Software

Except where otherwise noted, the example programs and other software provided by Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry are made available under the OSI-approved MIT license.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Trademark

"Software Carpentry" and "Data Carpentry" and their respective logos are registered trademarks of NumFOCUS.