Cupper & leecher, tinman & shrimp fiend: Data science tools for examining historical occupation data


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Description: Presentation at Code4Lib 2020

License: CC-By Attribution 4.0 International


How does one enhance access to historical data through mapping and visualization tools? In this presentation, the experience of working with over 21,000 historical records from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's school admission registers will be discussed. In particular, the normalizing of historical occupational data using hand coding, OpenRefine, and Tableau will be examined. How many gen...


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