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

  • 12 Apr 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Australian National University, Graneek Room, 2.11, Level 2, J.B. Chifley Library, 15 Joplin Lane, Australian National University, Acton, 2601
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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.


Australian National University

Camp Counsellor/s: Rebecca Barber and Rebecca Higgins  /  Map and Floor Plan

Facilities available: Bathrooms, refreshments, meeting room with AV and Zoom.

Room WiFi Access Details: TBC

Room Access/Security Details: Room is publicly accessible 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Covid-19 Local Health and Safety Requirements: Check in with Canberra Safe app (QR code on entrance door of building), regular hand washing and sanitising (facilities provided), social distancing (sufficient space provided), regular sanitising of equipment and tables etc. (spray and paper towels provided).

Catering Details: TBC

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

Parking is often limited, aim to arrive before 9am to secure a park, or take public transport.

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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