Friday, April 22, 2022 - 16:12

Join us for this data cleaning workshop on April 27 at 1-2pm on Zoom.

Registration is open now!

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Need to clean your data in a reproducible way but don’t have time to learn a coding language? OpenRefine is a powerful, free, and open source tool for cleaning messy data. Its point-and-click interface makes it easy to learn and the exportable change tracking means all your data cleaning steps are documented and reproducible. In this workshop, we’ll cover the assortment of data cleaning features available in OpenRefine and how to automate the data cleaning workflow.

Prior to the workshop, all attendees will need to download OpenRefine. Packages are available on for Windows, macOS, and Linux. Please download the latest stable version, choosing the “kit” for your operating system. Current versions of the “Windows kit with embedded Java” and “Mac kit” include everything you need to run OpenRefine. The “Linux kit” and traditional “Windows kit” require a “Java Runtime Environment” (JRE) installed on your system. If you need help with downloading OpenRefine, please contact the instructor, Tess Grynoch,, prior to the workshop. The workshop zoom will also be open at 12:30pm for tech troubleshooting.

The workshop is part of the Library Seminar Series for Researchers. To register for future seminars and view recordings of past seminars, please visit the seminar series site.