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March 16–19, 2014

Austin, Texas

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Cleaning the Metadata Mess: Using OpenRefine to Transform and Share your Library’s Data

Monday, March 17, 2014 at 10:55 AM–11:40 AM CDT
Salon D/E
Conference Track

8. Emerging Technologies & Trends


OpenRefine, metadata management

Learning Objectives

Following this session, participants will be able to apply basic OpenRefine functionality to metadata problems at their workplace, identify where to go to learn more advanced features, and assess the use of OpenRefine in their own projects based on the examples presented by the panelists.


Our resource management tools demand authoritative, normalized data, yet the metadata we work with rarely cooperates.  But help exists!  Learn how three librarians are using OpenRefine, a free data transformation tool, in their institutional repositories, catalogs, and the Global Open Knowledgebase and be inspired to tackle your institution's metadata mess.

Online Conference

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Kate Hill, North Carolina State University Libraries
Jacquie Samples, Duke University
Margaret Heller, Loyola University Chicago