Library workers can make great use of NYC Open Data to both answer questions from patrons and conduct their own research. Once you've got the dataset, though, the process has only just begun. The next step? Ensuring the data is uniform so you can begin to answer those research questions as accurately as possible.
In this webinar led by Katie Wolf, Science and Technology Librarian at Fordham University Libraries, you'll learn the basics of working with OpenRefine utilizing a Squirrel Census dataset from NYC Open Data. Get an overview of features and functions of OpenRefine, and will learn how to create a new project, manipulate data fields, and split and create columns. By the end, you should feel confident about working with OpenRefine on your own projects.