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Managing Messy Data
Mar 8 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Library workers can make great use of NYC Open Data to both answer questions from patrons and conduct their own research. Once you’ve got the dataset, though, the process has only just begun. The next step? Ensuring the data is uniform so you can begin to answer those research questions as accurately as possible.
In this one-hour workshop, hosted by METRO and led by Katie Wolf, Science and Technology Librarian at Fordham University Libraries, attendees will learn the basics of working with OpenRefine utilizing a Squirrel Census dataset from NYC Open Data. Attendees will get an overview of features and functions of OpenRefine, and will learn how to create a new project, manipulate data fields, and split and create columns. After completing the workshop, participants should feel confident about working with OpenRefine on their own projects.
For a deeper dive into OpenRefine, be sure to register for Part 2 of this webinar: https://tinyurl.com/MessyDataPt2
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