MARCEdit & OpenRefine: Record Cleanup Step-by-Step
Are you new to data cleanup or maybe you need a little more step by step process? In this session, we'll go step by step through the process of importing MARC data into both MARCEdit and OpenRefine, as well as cleanup exercises. This session will be a great refresher for those familiar with data cleanup tools and a strong introduction to those just getting started! Along the way, we'll discuss some best practices for working with these tools as well as suggestions for easy bibliographic data cleanup projects.
Optional: "Follow along" in real time - using either a split screen or a separate computer/laptop; attendees may "follow along" this session.
Instructions will be provided the week prior for downloading MARCEdit and OpenRefine, as well, as the MARC record file for work. Attendees who may need assistance in setup of software should contact their IT staff or consult resources as needed such as MARCEdit 1 in the SEFLIN library.
Resources, MARC records, and exercises for post-class work will be provided.
Suggested prerequisite: MARCEdit 1 in the SEFLIN Library (Setup/Installation)
Audience: Catalogers, Technical Services, Systems, as well as any library staff interested in bibliographic data
Presented by: Robin Fay
Robin Fay is the Head of Database Maintenance, University of Georgia Libraries in 2001. Prior to her appointment in 2001 she was the Technical Services Librarian at Oxford/Emory University. Throughout much of her career, she has freelanced web design and metadata work. As an early adopter of technology, she has been involved in many software and web development projects in the incubation stage.
Her research interests are library and community sourced metadata (RDA, DC, RDF/XML and other semantic web schemas) for materials including digital objects, linked data and the intersection of the semantic and social webs. Robin is a prolific content creator (georgiawebgurl on most social media websites); her book Semantic Web Technologies and Social Search for Librarians was published in 2012 (Neal Schuman/ALA TechSource). Robin is a sought after instructor and presenter with 12 years experience in teaching and training. She holds a MLIS (University of South Carolina) and a B.A. in English (University of Georgia).