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Cleaning Messy Data

Do the occasional misspellings, extra spaces, random punctuation, weird capitalization or different styles of entering data plague your data consistency and accuracy? Messy data are a problem for data retrieval, interoperability, indexing or discovery. OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a tool made to help you clean up messy data. OpenRefine is also a tool to transform data or begin to implement linked data. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of OpenRefine. If you have sample data to play with, by all means bring that in the form of an excel spreadsheet (i.e. .xsl or .xslx format). If you don't have sample data, no need to worry, as we'll have sample spreadsheets for you to clean up.

Please download OpenRefine before attending the workshop. This is a bring your own device workshop.

Wed. Mar 25, 2015
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Jennifer Eustis

Funding Databases: using Pivot and Foundation Directory Online

This workshop will focus on using Pivot and Foundation Directory Online to identify grant opportunities, and private and corporate foundation funding sources. Pivot and Foundation Directory Online are co-funded by the UConn Libraries and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Learn more about these and other funding databases available to the UConn community.

Thu. Mar 12, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Steve Batt

Introduction to Data Visualization

This workshop will introduce participants to creating data visualizations using Tableau Public. Tableau Public is a free version of the Tableau business intelligence/analytics software, which allows anyone to quickly present any quantitative information (up to a million rows!) in compelling, interactive visualizations. In this workshop, participants will learn how to quickly create interactive graphs, scatterplots, thematic maps and more, which can be linked to or embedded in blogs and websites. If you are working with data already, please bring it or be able to access it during the workshop. Sample data will also be provided.

Tue. Mar 10, 2015
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Steve Batt

Publishing & Curating Online Content with Wordpress and Omeka: The Basics

Instructor: Susana Aho

As our portfolios, research, resumes, work, and art make their way onto digital spaces, it is important to learn about different platforms for displaying content on the web. Two great options, especially for scholars, are WordPress and Omeka. Both provide open-source content-management systems for creating and publishing digital work. Omeka is designed particularly for curating online exhibits and digital humanities projects. We will go over the very basics of publishing content on both platforms. Perfect for beginners - no design/development experience required.

Bring your own device to this workshop!

Thu. Mar 5, 2015
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Susana Aho