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Friday, November 7 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Bringing the Global Open Knowledgebase to Life: Development, Data Collection, and Integrations

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The Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb) project is developing a repository of freely available data that describes electronic journals and books as they are offered in the academic publishing supply chain. GOKb builds on existing knowledge base standards and best practices, including KBART, in addition to offering an enhanced data model, tools for community management, and open data available under a Creative Commons license. GOKb will fill a new role in the knowledge base ecosystem by providing opportunities for users to take ownership of its data and incorporate it freely into their products and services.

Since the first partners release in May 2014, the project has taken major steps toward realizing the benefits of these features. Librarians from the partner institutions have begun harvesting and ingesting data from priority publishers and content providers. The development team has been working to identify new features and enhancements. Several partner projects, including KB+ and Kuali OLE, have been piloting integrations with GOKb. And the project has been pursuing a second round of development, which will include an expansion of GOKb’s scope to include ebooks and linked data.

This presentation will include a general project overview and update, followed by practical demonstrations of data collection, integration, and development initiatives that are already underway among the project partners. Discussion of challenges, successes, and lessons learned from each facet of the project will be embedded throughout the presentation. Attendees will also learn about next steps for GOKb and opportunities for broader community involvement.

Speakers
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Kristen Wilson

Associate Head of Acquisitions & Discovery, North Carolina State University
Kristen Wilson is Associate Head of Acquisitions and Discovery at the North Carolina State University Libraries. She manages the department's serials unit and serves as principal investigator for the Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb) project. Her areas of professional interest include knowledge bases, electronic resources management systems, and workflow mapping and analysis.


Friday November 7, 2014 11:30am - 12:15pm
Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403