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It’s Only as Good as the Metadata:
Improving OpenURL and Knowledge Base Quality

October 13, 2010
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

About the Webinar

The OpenURL is inextricably entwined with modern information services supplied by, among others, libraries, resource providers, and system vendors. All of these constituents and the end users whom they serve rely on the accuracy and dependability of OpenURLs to bring information within easy reach; ideally, within two mouse clicks. But the services powered by OpenURLs can be brought low quickly by one or more errors within the citation data and/or the OpenURL encoding itself. Such errors can leave librarians mystified, resource providers puzzled, and users unhappy at a service's failure to deliver, yet they are all too common.

Is anyone keeping watch over the accuracy and dependability of OpenURLs? Are resource providers and system vendors held accountable for their applications of the OpenURL standard (ANSI/NISO Z39.88)? What can librarians do to bring these problems to the attention of their suppliers? This webinar will address these and other issues of OpenURL accuracy in both theory and practice.


Welcome & System Overview

Todd Carpenter, NISO Managing Director


  • IOTA: Improving OpenURLs Through Analytics
    Elizabeth Winter, Electronic Resources Coordinator, Georgia Tech Library
    Adam Chandler, Database Management and E- Resources Librarian, Cornell University Library will join Elizabeth during the Q&A portion of this event.
  • KBART: Knowledge Bases and Related Tools
    Andreas Biedenbach, eProduct Operations Manager (Americas), Springer Science+Business Media
    Sarah Pearson, E-Resources & Serials Coordinator at the University of Birmingham, will join Andreas during the Q&A portion of this event.  

  • OpenURLs and Knowledge Base Quality: Collecting and Improving Knowledge Base Data
    Maria Stanton, Director of Content Operations, Serials Solutions

Question & Answer Session


If paying by credit card, register online.

If paying by check, use this PDF registration form.

Registration closes on October 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm Eastern.


Registration Costs

  • NISO Member
    • $89.00 (US and Canada)
    • $104.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $89.00
  • Non-Member
    • $109.00 (US and Canada)
    • $134.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00


Additional Information

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  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on October 13, 2010. Cancellations made by October 4th, 2010 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) We ask that registrants please turn off any spam blockers or filters to ensure that the information is received. Registrants unable to access e-mail during that time (out of office, etc.) should contact the NISO office to designate an alternate contact. Any registrant who has not received login instructions by 10:00 am Eastern on October 13 should contact the NISO office at nisohq@niso.org or call 301-654-2512.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive access information to the archived webinar following the event. An e-mail message containing archive access instructions will be sent within 48 hours of the event.