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Wednesday, February 25 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Post-Conference Workshop 1: Cleaning Up the Metadata Mess with OpenRefine: A Hands-on Approach

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Katherine Hill, Margaret Heller, and Jacquie Samples, presenters of last year's panel on OpenRefine, bring the topic out of the theoretical and into the practical through this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn how to use OpenRefine, a free tool for data scrubbing and transformation, to import, filter, facet, edit, and extend real, messy library data. Participants will also get an introduction to the world of regular expressions and GREL (Google Refine Expression Language), progressing from copying expressions to crafting their own simple commands at the end of the session. Those who take this class will be in good hands as the presenters have used OpenRefine to corral many types of data, from publisher lists for serials management to faculty citations for institutional repositories. They also have been actively involved in the teaching of it to others in the community--Margaret Heller through her writing for ACRL's TechConnect blog and Katherine Hill and Jacquie Samples through training librarians involved with the Global Open Knowledgebase project. Bring your own laptop and get ready to make your data shine!

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Margaret Heller

Digital Services Librarian, Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago
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Katherine Hill

North Carolina State University
I am actually not a cat. I am a stereotype! Feel free to pick which one.
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Jacquie Samples

Head, Metadata & Discovery Strategy Department, Duke University Libraries
Jacquie Samples is Head of the Metadata & Discovery Strategy Department in the Technical Services Division at Duke University Libraries. Prior to that, she was the team lead for Electronic Resources & Serials Cataloging from 2011 to 2016. Previously, she worked at North Carolina... Read More →


Wednesday February 25, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon A

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