So, non-technical users...
- Finding phone numbers for a particular range of exchanges in a large document and changing the area code.
- Reversing all names of a transcript (e.g. lines start with <first> <last>: "quote" and become <last>, <first>: "quote").
- Finding every instance of an email address *not* followed by a particular domain name.
- Changing every date reference in a particular format to a different format (e.g. MM/dd/yy to yyyy.MM.dd) without affecting other numerical references (e.g. scores like 93/100, or 6/10).
Those could be needed by anyone, not just IT or Tech Services.
On Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 09:43, Mike Monaco eloquently inscribed:
> Good morning,
> A colleague and I are planning a workshop on using regular expressions and
> expect an audience of primarily public services librarians. I was hoping other
> users here could suggest some applications of regex that would be useful for
> librarians who are *not* working in technical services or IT 9where the
> applications are much more obvious to me). For example, pointing out that
> some apps and programs, like Google Docs, can use regex for find/replace,
> web sites or databases that support regex in searches, and so on. Thanks in