The Day

Sessions are open for anyone to suggest topics they'd like to discuss. We'll update the timetable on the day with the session titles.

Time

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

9:30

Arrivals

9:40

Introductions, housekeeping, and session pitches

10:00

Introduction to data

Breakout room

11:15

Tea Break

11:30

Open Data 101 - Lucy

Open Data advocacy - Aude

12:15

Extracting data and automation - Joe/Sue

Core dataset and developing a data schema - Charlotte

13:00

Lunch and setup guidance for OpenRefine

Social Media Surgery - Pauline

13:45

Introduction to OpenRefine

Text adventures in libraries - Ross

14:25

OpenRefine Workshop

How to use an API - Lucy

15:05

Tea break

15:20

Publish your first data set - Aude

Social value - Lucy

Open data camp and libraries - Pauline

16:00

Group feedback

16:30

Home time

Session pitches

You don't have to come with anything prepared, but if there's a topic you'd like to discuss you could think about giving it a title and how to explain it in a short pitch (no more than a minute!).

Equipment

A laptop would be useful for both of the practical workshops, particularly if you'd like to get hands on experience with OpenRefine. However, do feel free to come along without one if more convenient, there'll be plenty of opportunity to follow along, and lots of discussions where there'll be no need for a laptop.

Introduction to Data

If taking part in this session it would be useful to have spreadsheet software, or access to Google Sheets (or an online alternative).

OpenRefine

If you'd like to take part in the Open Refine workshop, you could install OpenRefine v2.7 in advance from http://openrefine.org/download.html, and download the latest data we'll be using from https://datamillnorth.org/dataset/ncclibs-catalogue-titles. We'll also provide installation support on the day, and there'll be a demonstration of the software if you're not able to install it.

Refreshments

Refreshments, including lunch, will be provided throughout the day.