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NISO Webinar: Getting to the Right Content: Link Resolvers and Knowledgebases

May 14, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • About the Webinar
  • Agenda
  • Event Slides
  • Event Q&A
  • Registration
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    About the Webinar

    Link resolvers have become an important element of providing access to full-text electronic content and are now ubiquitous in both the library and publishing community. These systems work well enough a majority of the time. However, they are not entirely problem free, and as a result users may not always obtain access to information which their institutions have licensed for them. The management of the large volumes of linking data necessary to support these services is a problem in scale as well as in detail. Several NISO projects have sought to improve the reliability of these systems, including the Knowledgebases and Related Tools (KBART) and Improving OpenURL through Analytics (IOTA) initiatives.

    This webinar will highlight these NISO projects and other community initiatives  launched to create community-managed knowledge base repositories.


    Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

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    Building the Global Open Knowledgebase
    Kristen Wilson, Associate Head of Acquisitions & Discovery / GOKb Editor, North Carolina State University Libraries

    The Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb) project aims to develop an open knowledgebase that will describe electronic journals and books, publisher packages, and content hosting platforms as they exist in the academic supply chain. GOKb will fill a new role in the knowledgebase ecosystem by adding several new features: community-maintained data; tracking of changes over time; and linked data that describes e-resources at the level where we really manage them. This presentation will include a brief discussion of the knowledgebase problem space, a look at some features of GOKb, and an update on the current status of the project.

    Kristen Wilson is Associate Head of Acquisitions and Discovery at NCSU Libraries and currently serves as editor of the Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb) project. In her role with GOKb, she is organizing a community to create and maintain openly available data about electronic resources. Kristen has also been involved in the development of a local electronic resource management system at NCSU and served as a functional expert for the Kuali OLE project. She edits the column Electronic Resource Forum in Serials Review.

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    KBART: A Recommended Practice to Increase Accessibility and Discovery
    Chad Hutchens, Head, Digital Collections, University of Wyoming Libraries

    Chad Hutchens is currently Head, Digital Collections / Assistant Librarian at the University of Wyoming Libraries and Co-chair of the NISO Knowledgebase And Related Tools (KBART) Working Group.

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    What we learned about OpenURL in NISO’s IOTA Initiative
    Adam Chandler, Electronic Resources User Experience Librarian, Cornell University

    Adam Chandler is currently Electronic Resources User Experience Librarian at Cornell University Library (CUL). He served as chair of the NISO Improving OpenURLs Through Analytics (IOTA) Working Group. He is co-designer of the Classical Works Knowledge Base (cwkb.org). Adam was a member of the Digital Library Federation’s Electronic Resource Management Initiative (ERMI) Steering Group from 2001 until 2005. He was also co-founder and co-chair of the NISO Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) from 2005 until 2009. In 2005, he became a founding member of CUL's User Assessment and Usability Group, and he has personally directed numerous studies of patron behavior. He is co-designer of CUL’s custom location-based anonymizing Web log reporting system.


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    Registration closes on May 14, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (ET)

    Registration Costs

    • NISO Member
      • $95.00 (US and Canada)
      • $109.00 (International)
    • NASIG Member
      • $95.00
    • Non-Member
      • $125.00 (US and Canada)
      • $149.00 (International)
    • Student
      • $49.00

    Additional Information

    • Registration closes at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on May 14, 2014. Cancellations made by May 7, 2013 will receive a refund, less a $25 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
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