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DRI Workshop: Processing Metadata using Open Refine

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Trinity College Dublin

The Digital Repository of Ireland are pleased to present a specialist half-day workshop in using Open Refine to process and clean metadata and transfer it to machine-readable formats such as XML. This workshop will be facilitated by Owen Stephens, who provides consultancy services to libraries and IT services all over the UK and Ireland. Owen has 15 years experience in library and IT services in the higher education sector and has been on the management team of the library services of two leading UK Universities (Royal Holloway, University of London and Imperial College London). We're delighted to welcome Owen to Dublin for this workshop.

The workshop is geared towards digital collection managers who have prepared collection metadata in non-machine-readable formats (e.g. CSV files). DRI has a batch ingest tool that can ingest large amounts of XML metadata, thus allowing collection managers to ingest large collections quicker than doing it object-by-object. This workshop will guide participants through the process of cleaning existing data and converting it to XML using Open Refine.

Participants will need to bring their own laptops. If you wish to attend and do not have access to a laptop please contact and we will try and arrange one for you. Open Refine will need to be downloaded prior to the workshop, instructions will be circulated to attendees.

Registration is free for DRI members and €40 for non-members. Register at Eventbrite here.