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Open Refine for Librarians
How a power tool for Google is now
being used by librarians to clean up
data and connect it to ...
PART ONE:
AN INTRODUCTION
TO OPEN REFINE
The most popular library tool you’ve never heard of…
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PART TWO:
WHY NOT KEEP USING EXCEL?
The most popular library tool you’ve never heard of…
Why use Open Refine?
• Ability to handle more types of data
TSV, CSV, *SV, Excel (.xls and .xlsx), JSON, XML, RDF as XML
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PART THREE:
HOW ARE LIBRARIANS
USING OPENREFINE?
!!! OpenRefine is NOT Excel !!!
• Institution changing their library management system
and wished to migrate their catalogue data
• Approximately 50,000 b...
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Been there! Done that! Bought the t-shirt!
(Any questions?)
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This presentation was provide by Mita Williams of the University of Windsor during the NISO virtual conference, That Cutting Edge: Technology's Impact on Scholarly Research Processes in the Library, held on October 24, 2018.

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Williams Open Refine for Librarians

  1. 1. Open Refine for Librarians How a power tool for Google is now being used by librarians to clean up data and connect it to the world Mita Williams Scholarly Communications Librarian University of Windsor October 24, 2018 : 2:45 - 3:15 pm NISO: That Cutting Edge: Technology’s Impact on Scholarly Research Processes in the Library
  2. 2. PART ONE: AN INTRODUCTION TO OPEN REFINE The most popular library tool you’ve never heard of…
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  11. 11. PART TWO: WHY NOT KEEP USING EXCEL? The most popular library tool you’ve never heard of…
  12. 12. Why use Open Refine? • Ability to handle more types of data TSV, CSV, *SV, Excel (.xls and .xlsx), JSON, XML, RDF as XML • Ability to handle larger amounts of data Excel’s max: 1,048,576 rows by 16,384 columns • Better control of data • Ability to script processes • Ability share and reproduce these scripts
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  19. 19. PART THREE: HOW ARE LIBRARIANS USING OPENREFINE? !!! OpenRefine is NOT Excel !!!
  20. 20. • Institution changing their library management system and wished to migrate their catalogue data • Approximately 50,000 bibliographic records • MARC output from existing system would not load into new system link
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  33. 33. Been there! Done that! Bought the t-shirt! (Any questions?)

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