TC21 Workshop A - Got messy data? Open Refine is the tool you never knew you needed - Melbourne Campsite

  • 12 Apr 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • State Library of Victoria, Entry from LaTrobe Street, entrance #3, Melbourne Victoria 3000
  • 5


Got messy data?  Open Refine is the tool you never knew you needed.

This Library Carpentry lesson introduces people working in library- and information-related roles to working with data in OpenRefine (OR). At the conclusion of the lesson you will understand what the OR software does and how to use the OR software to work with data files. It covers using OR to tidy messy data and normalise it for use in other databases and programs, how to 'clean' data in a reproducible way, and how it interacts with datasets through APIs and some simple coding. This lesson will help Librarians support data rich research transparently and openly.

Camp Trainer: Anton Angelo

Anton Angelo is a Digital Librarian at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch New Zealand. He has been active in Library, Data, and Software Carpentry over the last few years. He comes from a background in commercial software training, business development and had a short, successful stint as a professional Santa Claus.


State Library of Victoria

Seminar Room 1, Conference Centre

328 Swanston Street, Entry from LaTrobe Street, entrance #3, Melbourne.

Camp Counsellor: John Stevens and Elizabeth Payne  /  SLV Building Map

Facilities available: Kitchenette with hot water box, lift access to the room.

Room WiFi Access Details: There is access to the SLV Public WiFi in the Seminar Room. Details for logging onto the SLV public WiFi can be found at: Troubleshooting FAQs can be found at:

Room Access/Security Details:  Entry 3 on Latrobe Street is not a public access door into the Library building. This door will be attended by a SLV staff member to allow access to registrants.

Covid-19 Local Health and Safety Requirements: For current information visit healthdirect website.he Library building.

Catering Details: Tea, coffee, water, sandwiches (with vegetarian options), biscuits, fruit

Other Important information for Attendees: Please arrive 30 mins before start to allow time to check in and to connect to venue WiFi.

Terms & Conditions

"VALA - Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc" is a non-profit organisation , PO Box 192 Port Melbourne VIC 3207.

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