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

  • 12 Apr 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Supreme Court Library Queensland, Level 12, Queen Elizabeth Courts of Law, 415 George Street Brisbane 4000
  • 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.


Supreme Court Library Queensland

Camp Counsellor/s: Sean Pybus and Richard Vankoningsveld

Facilities available: Wifi, bathrooms, main library space.

Room WiFi Access Details: Public wifi that does not require a password.

Room Access/Security Details: None, although all attendees will need to allow time to go through the security screening when entering the courts.

Covid-19 Local Health and Safety Requirements: See the latest updates and announcements from the Queensland Government HERE.

Catering Details: Tea, coffee, water and morning tea will be provided. Lunch will be BYO.

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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