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This workshop will demonstrate some of the most important considerations necessary when using Python to automate the retrieval of data from web sources, including use cases with the BeautifulSoup library, especially as it pertains to constructing datasets for research. It will include a discussion of best practices, including the ethics and legality of web-scraping. E-mail the instructor (lavin@pitt.edu) if you have any questions about the difficulty level of this workshop.

Prerequisite: To get the most out of this workshop, participants should have completed Codecademy’s “Learn Python” module (version 2 or 3) or possess equivalent experience.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hillman Library, Digital Scholarship Commons, G-49
Matt Lavin, Clinical Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Digital Media Lab, University of Pittsburgh
Digital Scholarship Workshop, Workshops
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Evelyn Chan