GitHub is a free resource for collaboration and the hosting of content. It is widely used to share and collaboratively develop code and has become a key tool for development and maintenance of open-source software.
While the majority of content hosted on GitHub remains open source software, it is increasingly used to collaboratively develop and sustainably host a variety of other contents as well. Free to use and build for collaboration Libraries can make use of GitHub in a number of ways that range from creating and hosting websites, to the running of Open Access Journals, or the hosting of textbooks and Open Educational Resources.
This workshop will
Participants are encouraged to create a user account at github.com before the workshop and to bring a laptop to be able to actively participate in hands-on demonstration of collaborative work on GitHub. The workshop is however designed in a way that participants are also able to follow along the demonstrations without an account.