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Post date: 01-30-2017
Body: Allocating more memory to OpenRefine - and other helpful information for handling large datasets -- Contributed by Chris Evelyn, University of California - Santa Barbara, along with Deborah Paul and Shelley James, iDigBio This month's Research Spotlight contribution resulted from a recent iDigBio workshop where participants learned the basics of OpenRefine. Finding a limitation to the size of the dataset that could be manipulated, Chris found the following solution to working with large datasets from iDigBio and other biodiversity data aggregators.  OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a powerful tool for helping with the cleaning of messy data - ideal for natural history collection managers, data managers, and researchers using biodiversity data alike.  Read more here.

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Adania Flemming is a Masters student and research assistant with iDigBio. Her research interests involve using biological collections to help answer ecological hypotheses. She is passionate about education and is involved with Education and Outreach activities for iDigBio including citizen science efforts such as the Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) event and tabling with iDigBio at other outreach efforts (She’s a scientist, and Earth Day, etc.). She is also a member of the Education and Outreach Working Group. Adania is part of the group working to create a best practices white paper which can be shared with the greater collections community, and will attend Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC) Conference 2017 as a panel discussion moderator to get more input for this paper.

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Acidaspis sp.


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  • Collector:
  • George Oeh
  • Locality:
  • North America; USA; Ohio; Hamilton County; Cincinnati
  • Provider ID:
  • urn:uuid:6b99598f-b496-4f3a-b9e6-01046812a36e
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