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Owen Stephens
Data Analyst, mySociety
Owen Stephens, consultant

About me

I am a consultant based in the UK specialising in the application and use of computing and IT in libraries. I have been working in Library and IT services within the Higher Education sector for about 20 years. Before becoming an independent consultant I worked at the West Middlesex Hospital, Institute of Child Health, Royal Holloway, University of London, Imperial College London and The Open University.

I have contributed to the OpenRefine data cleaning tool and I'm interested in the potential for integration between OpenRefine and Wikidata.

I'm particularly interested in improving information about bibliographic resources such as books, journals, serials, etc.

Babel user information
en-N This user has a native understanding of English.
fr-0 Cet utilisateur n’a aucune connaissance en français (ou le comprend avec de grandes difficultés).
it-0 Questo utente non è in grado di comunicare in italiano (o lo capisce solo con notevole difficoltà).
es-0 Este usuario no tiene ningún conocimiento del español (o lo entiende con mucha dificultad).
hi-0 इस सदस्य को हिन्दी का ज्ञान नहीं है (अथवा समझने में बहुत परेशानी होती है)।
ga-0 Níl aon Ghaeilge ag an úsáideoir seo (nó is deacair leis an úsáideoir seo í a thuiscint).
pt-0 Este utilizador não compreende português (ou compreende com dificuldades consideráveis).
pt-BR-0 Este usuário não compreende português (ou compreende com dificuldades consideráveis).
ur-0 یہ صارف اردو سے نابلد ہے (یا اسے مشکل سے سمجھ پاتا ہے)۔
Logo for the every politician WikiProjectThis user is a member of WikiProject every politician.
Users by language
Google-refine-logo.svgThis user loves OpenRefine.

My work

I'm currently working as a Data Analyst at mySociety (Q10851773), primarily working on projects aiming to to gather consistently-structured data on every elected representative in the world. We are currently funded by a Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. (Q180) grant to help improve the level of political information within Wikidata. You can follow along with that at Wikidata:WikiProject every politician. I aim to make all my edits in compliance with Wikimedia Foundation policies, and this Wikipedia's polices on neutrality and conflict of interest. Accordingly, I declare that:

Disclaimer: This account is used for my work for mySociety, but not exclusively so. A high proportion of edits made using this account will be as part of my employment, but some will be made out of general interest.

Contact me

E-mail .