Events and Training

GPO calendar of events and training

Web Scraping for the Coding-Challenged

Government data is available on the web in many different formats. Documents in PDF, static pages or dynamic search results can be difficult to transfer into interactive formats such as .CSV or Excel. Most software tools for harvesting internet content belong to computer experts. However, journalists, marketing analysts, and information professionals use simple web-scraping techniques to harvest internet data tables. This webinar will demonstrate a small number of simple tools librarians can use to harvest usable data from Government websites.

Dates: May 23
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: FDLP Webinar
Cost: Free

Methods of Payment
GPO accepts the following methods of payment: Purchase Card or GPO Deposit Account You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your successful registration for this class. If payment is required, an Institute staff member will be in contact.

In the event that a class must be cancelled by The Institute at GPO, every effort will be made to notify you by email of the cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to the class date. You will receive information regarding the option to transfer your registration to another class offered by The Institute or to choose to receive a refund.

If you are unable to attend a class for which you are registered, contact us at [email protected] as soon as you know you will not be able to attend. Every effort will be made to reschedule you for a later class date, if available.

Special Needs Requests
If you have special needs such as interpreters or readers, please let us know at least five weeks in advance of the class (sub-contractors require 30 days notice for these services). Although we are pleased to make whatever arrangements are necessary to ensure that all students receive the maximum benefit from the training, the Institute operates on a cost-recovery basis and must recoup any added fees from the student's agency.