OpenRefine for Metadata Cleanup


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

  • Assist institutions in doing metadata cleanup and enrichment according to the Alliance’s Dublin Core Best Practices
  • Prepare digital collections for aggregation
  • Promote interoperability within Alliance institutions metadata records developed from diverse repositories
  • Facilitate access to digital content by end users

Supported in part with a grant awarded by the Oregon Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) program of the Oregon State Library.


OpenRefine for Metadata Cleanup (PDF)


Software: OpenRefine

Configuration notes: n/a

Current phase: Phase 5 (Approved)

Written by: Anneliese Dehner, Digital Collections Working Group of the Content Creation & Dissemination Team

Approved by: Content Creation & Dissemination Team, Digital Collections Working Group

Last updated: 2017 June 8

Nature of last update: Update of first version

Document History: Version 2.0