Introduction to Regular Expressions - eCourse

When:  Jan 2, 2023


Introduction to Regular Expressions

January 2, 2023 - January 29, 2023

 Library Juice Academy Asynchronous eCourse


Course Description

Regular Expressions have a wide range of library applications, from coding, text and metadata processing to basic search and query processing.

There are various regular expression syntaxes (roughly 250 and counting), all quite similar but with minor idiosyncrasies that can can be confusing depending on what tool or what programming language you might be using for a given task.

In this introductory course we’ll cover common Regular Expression syntax and provide examples that will work in several regular expression implementations. You will learn to write regular expressions that will be usable for a wide variety of tasks in a wide variety of tools and scenarios. We will use a freely available web tool to practice writing expressions, but if you have a specific regular expression needs (e.g. library applications and tools) we will take some time to explore how to write regular expressions for those scenarios as well.

This course complements our Certificate in XML and RDF-Based Systems.

Instructed by Robert Chavez 

Robert Chavez holds a PhD in Classical Studies from Indiana University. From 1994-1999 he worked in the Library Electronic Text Resource Service at Indiana University Bloomington as an electronic text specialist. From 1999-2007 Robert worked at Tufts University at the Perseus Project and the Digital Collections and Archives as a programmer, digital humanist, and institutional repository program manager. He currently works for the New England Journal of Medicine as Content Applications Architect.


This eCourse is provided by Library Juice Academy

Seats are limited

Registration Closes December 14, 2022


This project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. For FY2022-23, 74% of the total costs for the SEFLIN Continuing Education Program 2022-23 ($218,625) is supported by federal money. The total budget of the project is $296,692.

Registration Dates

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Registration Ends Wednesday, December 14, 2022