Metadata Makeover

Metadata Makeover: clean, enhance, and reconcile messy bibliographic data with OpenRefine


May 27: 9am-3:30pm

June 3: 9am-3:30pm


Develop skills to transform your spreadsheets and MARC records with OpenRefine in this interactive workshop. Through instructor-led exercises, participants will utilize basic and advanced OpenRefine functions to manipulate, enhance, and reconcile messy bibliographic data in spreadsheet and MARC record formats.

Participants of all experience levels will leave the workshop with demonstrated proficiency in OpenRefine as well as Google Refine Expression Language (GREL) scripts which can be adapted for local use.

Learning Environment

This interactive workshop will be hosted on Zoom. Attendees will view demonstrations and participate in instructor-led exercises. A course website containing the schedule, source files, exercises, supplementary materials, and installation instructions will be available for participants.

Technology Requirements

  • Computer with administrator privileges

  • OpenRefine (version 3.5.2)

  • MarcEdit (version 7.5.x)

Course Files