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

  • 12 Apr 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • University of Tasmania, Building 20 - Morris Miller Library Room 1.1, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay
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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.


University of Tasmania

Building 20 – Morris Miller Library eLab2

Camp Counsellor/s: Rodney Foley and Monica Wood  /  Campus Map

Facilities available: WiFi, bathrooms, main library space.

Room WiFi Access Details: TBC

Room Access/Security Details: Someone will be in attendance to direct delegates and assist with sign in.

Covid-19 Local Health and Safety Requirements: Temperature checks are required before access to any buildings, mask wearing is not required, maintenance of social distancing is.

Catering Details: Tea, coffee, water, biscuits (TBC), fruit, sandwiches, soft drinks.

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

On Campus parking may be limited.

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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