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

  • 12 Apr 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Geelong Regional Library Corporation, THE HIGH GROUND (WURDI YOUANG), Level 5, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, 51 Little Malop Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220
  • 6


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.


Geelong Regional Library Corporation

Camp Counsellor/s: Tom Edwards and Shelley Carroll  /  Level 5 Floor Plan

Facilities available: Free WiFi (with AARNET), Accessible bathroom facilities

Room WiFi Access Details: SSID WurdiYouang password Glhc2020

Room Access/Security Details: Follow the signs to Wurdi Youang after exiting the lift/stairs on Level 5

Covid-19 Local Health and Safety Requirements: Dependent on State Government advice and direction at the time of the event. Currently the GRLC COVID safe plan includes 1.5m social distancing and check-in of all visitors using the Service Victoria app.

Catering Details: Tea & Coffee on arrival, fruit platter, water.

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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