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Tuesday, March 26 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Workshop: Clean, Transform and Enhance Your Data – Getting Started with OpenRefine LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

  • Sheryl Frisch, Visual Resource Specialist, California Polytechnic State University

  • Sheryl Frisch, Visual Resource Specialist, California Polytechnic State University
  • Samantha Norling, Digital Collections Manager, Newfields
  • Greg Reser, Metadata Analyst,  University California, San Diego

$40.00 | Limited to 25 participants. 
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Spend less time editing more records while improving the quality of your data using OpenRefine (http://openrefine.org/), an open source program that offers a practical approach to efficiently clean and transform data. Data comes from multiple sources and is messy. Cleaning data takes time, and is challenging when staffing and resources are limited. In this workshop, you will be given an overview of the program, learn how to analyze your data, and transform it with text faceting, filtering, clustering, and using GREL (General Refine Expression Language) expressions that will allow you to write code to further manipulate data.

One of OpenRefine's most advanced features is the reconciliation service which allows you to connect to Linked Open Data (LOD) on the Web and enrich your data with additional information (Wikidata, Getty vocabularies, LCSH and LCNAF, VIAF, and more). Use of the built-in Wikidata reconciliation service will be demonstrated in a pre-recorded video by Samantha Norling (Digital Collections Manager, Newfields).

Participants will need to bring a laptop to follow along with the exercises. Instructions on how to download and install OpenRefine, data sets, and additional documentation, will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.

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Tuesday March 26, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
San Diego Room, Mezzanine Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA