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

  • 12 Apr 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (AWST)
  • Edith Cowan University Joondalup Campus. Bld. 31 Room 224, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027
  • 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.


Edith Cowan University

Camp Counsellor/s: Sue Khoo and Amy Cairns  /  Joondalup Campus Map

Facilities available: Bathrooms, Lifts to floors and Disability access.

Room WiFi Access Details: Guest access available. Registration is required. Instructions are available HERE.

Room Access/Security Details: Publicly accessible.

Covid-19 Local Health and Safety Requirements: Western Australian restrictions apply. Social distancing recommended. Room capacities have been chosen to maintain required social distancing areas and cleaning products are provided to wipe down workstations. Hand sanitisers are available at all entrances to the floors.

Catering Details: Tea & Coffee available. Prep kitchen and cafe nearby.

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

Public transportation is highly recommended due to the camp being on during teaching weeks. Visitor parking may be restrictive on campus. There is a campus routed CAT service running from Joondalup Station to the university.

Important: Please view the VALA Tech Camp Edith Cowan University Attendees Manual

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