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You've assessed the readiness of your metadata and have developed ideas of what your institution is going to prioritize for cleanup. How will you use OpenRefine to enrich creator/contributor and format metadata? The workshop, its preparatory assignment, and its follow-up assignment, will equip you to make these decisions.

Instructors:
Preparatory Assignment
Please read the OpenRefine for Metadata Reconciliation documentation.

Then, please complete the following preparations:
  • Choose one of the reconciliation methods described in the documentation:
    • LoC Reconciliation Service (creators and contributors)
    • Conciliator (creators and contributors)
    • RDF extension for Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus (genre)
    • RDF extension for Library of Congress Subject Headings (subjects) 
  • Add the chosen reconciliation service to OpenRefine
  • Download this sample set
  • Use the chosen reconciliation service to reconcile metadata values in the sample set. Need a refresher on OpenRefine functionality? Please refer to OpenRefine for Metadata Cleanup.
  • The workshop is discussion-based is so much more worthwhile if everyone is prepared.
  • Review the instructions and ground rules, and ensure that you are joining fromyour own computer and have both a microphone and headphones. The workshop is not a broadcast; it is a discussion.
Homework
  • Choose an OAI-PMH set from your own institution
  • In the Alliance Harvester:
    • Enrich creators/contributors with VIAF URIs
    • OR
    • Enrich genres to Getty AAT URIs
  • Send your instructors an email about your experience by June 1.