Thursday, November 18, 2010

Google Refine

Anyone played with or used Google Refine on their data yet? Since it is part of Google, it is likely to get more use than the MARC tools we use in the library community. Might be good to be aware of what the rest of the world is doing with their data. The description sounds interesting "Google Refine is a power tool for working with messy data, cleaning it up, transforming it from one format into another, extending it with web services, and linking it to databases like Freebase." I'm going to have to find some time to explore this tool.

2 comments:

catalogsofbabes said...

Looks like something they might want to apply to their own Books project metadata...

:)

deek said...

Refine looks really great if only our ILS systems could handle authority work as nicely!