Using OpenRefine for Cleanup


The purpose of the Orbis Cascade Alliance’s documentation on using OpenRefine for Cleanup is to:

  • Assist institutions in doing metadata cleanup as part of their transition to ArchivesSpace;
  • Use efficient approaches to cleaning up finding aid metadata–whether that cleanup is prior to an AT migration, or to importing EAD into ArchivesSpace


Using OpenRefine for Cleanup (18-minute video)

For details on installing and the basics of using OpenRefine, please see the OpenRefine documentation. The template and instructions referred to in the video are available at the OHSU Library website.


Software: OpenRefine

Configuration notes: n/a

Current phase: n/a

Created by: Steve Duckworth, Oregon Health & Science University

Approved by: n/a

Last updated: 2017 September 8

Nature of last update: First version

Document History: Version 1.0

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