RESOURCE: Getting Started with OpenRefine

Thomas Padilla (Michigan State University) has shared his materials on using OpenRefine from a workshop on Data Preparation for Digital Humanities Research. OpenRefine is a tool for cleaning and preparing data, which Padilla explains is a significant amount of the digital humanities research process.

Elizabeth Grumbach (Texas A&M University) and Jennifer Hecker (University of Texas) have posted a recording of their training webcast for OpenRefine, hosted by the Texas Digital Humanities Consortium.

Both Padilla’s guide¬†and Grumbach and Hecker’s training use sample data sets from the British Library, and walk through the process of faceting, filtering, clustering, and transforming data.

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