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Cleaning Your Data with OpenRefine

When:  
Monday, August 5, 2019 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   RAILS Burr Ridge Main Meeting Room / Videoconference Room (In Person, Max: 20)
Cost:   Free

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OpenRefine is a powerful tool for collecting and cleaning up data. No matter what type of data you work with as a librarian, whether bibliographic records, program sign-ups, or digital object metadata, your workflows can benefit from using this tool. The program will include training on how to access OpenRefine, how to use its functions, and particular techniques most relevant to library data.

Topics:
-Installing OpenRefine and getting used to the interface.
-Learning how to use facets and filters.
-Transforming data.
-Accessing data from other systems directly through OpenRefine.

Desired Outcomes:
-Participants will be able to install OpenRefine on their computers.
-Participants will understand the OpenRefine interface and how to use it most efficiently.
-Participants can transform data to make it consistent for their needs.

Participants should bring a laptop for this workshop.

Type:   Program

Notes
Presenter: Margaret Heller is Digital Services Librarian at Loyola University Chicago. Author of the forthcoming book Community Technology Projects: Making Them Work, she has taught several workshops on OpenRefine.


Categories: Data Literacy, Technology


This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.

Last day to cancel registrations is: 7/8/2019


Questions? Please contact Margae Schmidt.

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