Once again welcome to the latest edition of our monthly update. Always exciting to update you on all the new developments that have been happening with OpenRefine, and the community as a whole.
This monthly update will showcase some good tutorials that were written by community members, popular events from November, and some events you can look forward to in December.
New Tutorials and Articles
New Article regarding limitations when splitting and joining multi-valued cells in OpenRefine by @MagdMartin.
(In Chinese) OpenRefine Course by tkirby including regex, cluster, facet. Slides and Exercise
We received two majors contributions last month. First @k_grons @cora_jr and @roellephant built a new cluster export feature for OpenRefine. Their pull request is under review but you can test it right away from their repository.
November Events Recap:
There was a rather interesting event organized by James Baker hashtag #libraraycarpentry, which was a program for introductory software skills. With better software comes better research, aimed at librarians, four sections three-hour introductory workshop held at the City University London Centre over a period of four weeks.
The numbers they got from the event are amazing to see, the event looks like it was very popular and well executed. The concept behind this workshop was to highlight the needs and requirements of library professionals that do not currently exist, detailed in James Bakers final report of the event. If you want greater details and more information i would strongly suggest having a look at the course content shared on GitHub.
#librarycarpentry Okay, I think we've discovered conclusively that librarians who work with data LOVE OpenRefine.— James Baker (@j_w_baker) November 30, 2015
Another popular event that happened last month was the Semantic Web In Libraries Conference (SWIB15) in Hamburg. The SWIB conference was aimed to provide substantial information on LOD developments relevant to the library world and to foster the exchange of ideas and experiences among practitioners. A large number of participants showed up from over 29 different countries really successful meet-up here. Rurik Greenall posted a report on the event itself which is a solid read on his blog.
OpenRefine, Mes données à la machine at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale, UBO 08/12/2015
Data Cleaning using OpenRefine in Melbourne, VIC 3010 Australia December Monday 7th.
Cleaning & exploring your data with OpenRefine Intersect Australia Tuesday, 8 December 2015 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (AEDT) The University of Newcastle, NSW.