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OpenRefine News: July 2015

· 2 min read
Martin Magdinier

It is time to look back at developments who happened in the community through July. Plenty of new tutorials in English, French, German and Czech, and an update on progress on the 2.6 release.

New Tutorials and Articles


@OwenStephen wrote a series of 5 articles on working with MARC with text editors, MarcEdit and OpenRefine. a must read for every librarian: A worked example fixing marc data

@cm_harlow have been working on a local python based reconciliation service for geonames to add Geonames information based on geographic subject names. Check the repository and read her step by step walkthrough to run the service.

A new video tutorial has been published, describing the steps to generate a RDF with OpenRefine and the RDF extension.


OpenRefine ou comment passer des listes aux applications ABES : illustration avec IdRef et


Datenanalyse und -optimierung mit OpenRefine Part 1 and Part 2 - By @TANNER_AG


snadná cesta k získání klíčových dat z našeptávače

Development Update

Through July we received five pull request including four toward the 2.6 release. Those are currently under review and should be merged shortly.

Qi Cui can now apply milestones and labels on the OpenRefine issue. Over 20 new issues have been opened last month and an extra person to help with the triage is more than welcome. Thank you to everyone who took the time to open issue and report bugs.

The wikidata team start setting up a reconciliation service for OpenRefine. This is a work under progress and the API implementation is incomplete. Things may change or stop working at any time. You can join the discussion on the wikimedia discussion list

Workshop and Events

Last month events:

Thanks to all the presenter and OpenRefine advocate who have done presentation at #DHOxSS #OSAD15 #HILT2015 #DatacampUY #SBCWest2015 #c4ln2015

Upcoming events:

Do you want to annouce your next event / OpenRefine session, let us know via twitter: @OpenRefine