Totally off topic but, Olivia, your title slide might be the best ever!

Margaret


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On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 9:25 AM, Olivia S Solis <livso...@utexas.edu> wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> Yes it is definitely possible to use OpenRefine to migrate data into the
> system. It's my primary tool for our data migration. One of the nice things
> about OpenRefine is its Templating export option. I was inspired by an
> extremely helpful University of Maryland Chaos to Order post:
> https://icantiemyownshoes.wordpress.com/2015/11/20/how-
> i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-api/
>
> That is how we've been creating records and we have developed a number of
> templates to export the JSON. There are a few differences in our process.
> For instance, the bash script didn't like spaces in content, so we added a
> line
> IFS=$|
>
> and all of my templates end in a pipe.
>
> To update records, we were inspired by a Duke Python script:
> https://github.com/duke-libraries/archivesspace-duke-
> scripts/blob/master/python/duke_archival_object_metadata_adder.py
> https://blogs.library.duke.edu/bitstreams/2016/09/21/
> archivesspace-api-fun/
> as described in the blog post above.
>
> So for instance, we migrated our EAD by using BaseX to extract elements. I
> created minimal resource records and incrementally added notes.
>
> The process is somewhat laid out in the slides I made for a presentation:
> https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cBrd8qzHK4i8S6SQ_
> vDlScERixX95lAbE__hd48yIDg/edit?usp=sharing
>
> Hopefully, this helps.
>
> -Olivia
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 9:45 AM, Joan Curbow <curb...@bvu.edu> wrote:
>
>> We are a new archives, so we have not had to import any existing data.
>> Lucky us, right? But I’m all-too-human, and I’d now like to do some data
>> cleanup. Is it possible to do data cleanup using OpenRefine? Theoretically,
>> it seems possible to export “stuff” and pull it into OpenRefine, but I’ve
>> only ever used OpenRefine in a classroom situation, where the data was
>> already populated for us. We did not import the data back into an existing
>> database, either, so my experience is limited to just the mechanics of
>> OpenRefine. Has anyone used OpenRefine in a real-world situation with data
>> that’s already in Aspace? Or is there a better method for data cleanup?
>>
>>
>>
>> A further question/complication is that I’m a lone arranger, and my
>> instance is hosted by Libraryhost, so any data cleanup may have to be done
>> by them? My tech skills are rudimentary, so I’m not clear just how I could
>> get this to work. I asked them once, but didn’t get a real answer.
>>
>>
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>>
>>
>> *Joan Curbow*
>>
>> Reference Librarian and Archivist
>>
>> Buena Vista University Library
>>
>> Buena Vista University
>>
>> 610 West Fourth Street
>>
>> Storm Lake, Iowa  50588
>>
>> 712.749.2094 <(712)%20749-2094>
>>
>> www.library.bvu.edu​​
>>
>>
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