Google Refine

In my last post, I talked about using mail merge and excel to do data cleanup. Mail merge and excel are good tools for data cleanup. But like many tools they have their limitations. Another tool that is more powerful is called Google Refine. Google Refine is an open source tool that allows you to …

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Underthinking for a change

There are times when you have a project and it seems like the fancy tools are just out of reach. If only your department had a software engineer or if you had time to learn python and perl! With the movement of let's do more with less, many in metadata and cataloging find ourselves strapped …

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