Manipulating Data with OpenRefine (A2)

Date/Time: Sunday, July 15, 2018: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Speakers: Jason LeMay, Emory University; Emily Dust Nimsakont, University of Nebraska – Lincoln; Thomas Ma, Harvard Law School Library

Librarians of all types deal with data and metadata constantly, whether in digital repositories, bibliographic databases, discovery layers, or simply in the spreadsheets we all maintain. As the volume of data grows, so do the errors and inconsistencies in that data. We try to make the data fit within specific parameters and guidelines, but manual manipulation is time consuming. OpenRefine may be one answer for many of us. OpenRefine allows users to quickly view, identify inconsistencies in, and enhance a variety of data, whether from a spreadsheet of contact information, MARC data, or the contents of a digital repository.

This program is sponsored by the OBS-SIS.

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