[Metadatalibrarians] Using OpenRefine for Library Metadata (online class)

Rory Litwin rlitwin at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 09:45:20 PDT 2016

Using OpenRefine for Library Metadata

Instructor: Margaret Heller
Dates: May 2-27, 2016
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175


OpenRefine is a free open-source tool that makes editing messy metadata
easier through clustering, faceting, advanced find and replace scripting,
and linked data reconciliation in a spreadsheet-like environment. In
addition to cleaning up metadata, OpenRefineā€™s linked data and URL building
tools can extend metadata through databases and API calls.

This course will introduce OpenRefine from a beginning level with
installation, introduce how to effectively use standard features, and go on
to introduce more advanced features such as reconciliation against Library
of Congress Subject Headings linked data and creating an API call.

Learning outcomes:
- Students will be able to install and run OpenRefine on their computers.
- Students will be able to edit a spreadsheet file with simple errors.
- Students will be understand the role of clustering, faceting, and
searching in editing data.
- Students will be able to construct a simple API call to search against
their data.
- Students will be able to install a simple reconciliation extension

Note: Students may want to use the following book as background material
for the course. It is widely available in libraries: Verborgh, Ruben, Max
De Wilde, and Aniket Sawant. Using OpenRefine: The Essential OpenRefine
Guide That Takes You from Data Analysis and Error Fixing to Linking Your
Dataset to the Web. 2013. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/889271264

Margaret Heller is Digital Services Librarian at Loyola University Chicago
in Chicago, IL, where she manages the website and institutional repository.
She also serves on the board of the Read/Write Library Chicago. She has
presented and written on a wide variety of technical issues and scholarly
communication in libraries. She is a regular contributor to the ACRL Tech
Connect blog, on which she wrote a heavily used post on the basics of

You can register in this course through the first week of instruction (as
long as it is not full). The "Register" button on the website goes to our
credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or
institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing
address). If your institution wants us to send a billing statement or wants
to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by email to make
arrangements: inquiries at libraryjuiceacademy.com

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. 218-260-6115
Fax 916-415-5446

inquiries at libraryjuiceacademy.com



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