Hacking Google Office Suite: An Introduction to Google Productivity

When: Thursday, October 27,  4-5:20 PM
Where: 4th floor computer lab, Rowe 

Please bring your laptop!

Below are the topics that will be covered in the workshop:

* Why Google V. Microsoft Suite

  • Mobile and platform integration
  • Web application – why they are > than desktop

* Why use Chrome?

* An introduction to Drive, Sheets, Docs, Inbox, Hangouts, Photos, Calendars etc.

* Learning Shortcuts for Google Office

*  Communication and Sharing in Google Office

  • Social Media/Communication + Cloud Storage + WebApp = Productivity
  • Everything in one place
  • The data management magic of cloud storage

* Pitfalls – Non-Gmail users – iOS

* Plugins for Google Office

* Integration using IFTTT, Zapier

* Introduction to Google App Script

* Live demonstration of Annotated Bibliography Script

Come learn skills that you can put on your resume!

Office 365 Workshop

Time: Thursday, September 29, 4-5:20
Location: 4th floor SIM lab
*Please bring your laptop!

A workshop on Office 365 products, organized by ITS & SIMSA.

* OneDrive gives you the ability save your files so you can access them anywhere you have network access. You are also able to share your files so you can all work on the same project.

* SharePoint gives you the ability to have document libraries and lists to share information with other people. It gives you the ability to share certain libraries or files with specific people at different permission levels.

* OneNote is a great way to organize your notes for different classes or projects. You can use different books that each can have labeled tabs to easily find what you are looking for.

* Forms gives you the options to create quizzes or surveys that you can give to friends and classmates. You can view the results in the browser to keep track of trends in the responses.

* Planner can be used to keep track of projects by creating the individual tasks and assigning them to different people in the group. You can see when tasks are due, and what needs to be done first to keep the progress going.

* Sway is a great tool to create webpages that can provide pictures, video and text. You can create multiple webpages and create a link so anyone can view your creations.

* Yammer gives you the ability to create groups and share information on the wall. It keeps the history so everyone can see what the new updates are. You can share videos, pictures and information.

* Delve provides a graphical way to view the popular updates and changes with people around you. It will show you what documents have recently been changed and what has been emailed to you.

You can use these documents in real time to see the changes immediately. This is especially helpful when you are collaborating on project and when doing team work.

Come learn skills that you can put on your resume!

IM Workshop: “From Bibliometrics to Altmetrics: Current Challenges in the Measurement of Scholarly Activity”

*A light lunch will be served at 11:45am in Rowe 3087

*co-sponsored by the Dalhousie President’s Office, SSHRC (Research Development Fund), and Dalhousie Libraries

Since the creation of the Science Citation Index in 1963, sociologists of science and information scientists have developed methodologies to quantify various aspects of scholarly activity based on papers and citations. The digital era, which makes it easier for knowledge to be diffused, accessed and used, has led to a diversification of the means for communicating scholarly information, but also increased the traces it leaves online—especially on social media. This workshop will provide an introduction to bibliometrics and to the new family of social media-based indicators of scholarly activity currently grouped under the umbrella term of “altmetrics”, emphasizing possibilities and limitations.


Vincent Larivière holds the Canada Research Chair on the Transformations of Scholarly Communication at the Université de Montréal, where he is an associate professor of information science. He is also the scientific director of the Érudit platform, associate scientific director of the Observatoire des sciences et des technologies (OST) and a regular member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST). Vincent holds a bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology and Society (UQAM), a master’s degree in History (UQAM) and a Ph.D. in Information Science (McGill), for which he received the 2009 Eugene Garfield Dissertation Scholarship award.

Stefanie Haustein is a post-doctoral researcher at the Canada Research Chair on the Transformations of Scholarly Communication at the University of Montreal. Her current research focuses on social media in scholarly communication and making sense of so-called “altmetrics” and is supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. She is co-chair of the NISO Working Group on altmetrics data quality. Stefanie holds a Master’s degree in history, American linguistics and literature and information science and a PhD in information science from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany.

Workshop Details
Monday, March 7th, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:30pm
Room 3089, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue