NFAIS Webinar - Building a Community Managed Knowledgebase

jilloneill at NFAIS.ORG jilloneill at NFAIS.ORG
Mon May 13 15:32:15 EDT 2013

Of potential interest to list members:

NFAIS Webinar: The Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb) – Building a Community-Managed Knowledgebase 
On Friday, May 31,  2013 NFAIS will hold a 90-minute webinar from 11:00am - 12:30pm EDST to take a look at the Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb) – a new open, community-based international data repository that will provide libraries with information about electronic resources. It will include data such as publication information, related organizations, and model licenses, and will be accessible across all US and UK academic libraries. The initiative was funded in June 2012 by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is being led by the Kuali OLE partner libraries and JISC. The expectation is that a beta version will be launched this summer. The ultimate goal of the effort is to enhance the supply chain lifecycle for libraries in managing electronic resources while mobilizing community effort to add quality, timeliness and economies to the library management environment. 
Our speakers will be Kristin Antelman, Associate Director for the Digital Library, North Carolina State University, Raleigh and Liam Earney, Project Director, Knowledgebase Plus, JISC Collections.  Some of the issues that they will discuss are:
· The industry problems that led to the development of GOKb such as issues of data quality and inefficient data management across the supply chain
· The approach taken to develop the repository, including principles of open data, collaboration, enhanced data, and use of standards and best practices.
· How GOKb data will be used in current national and local-level services, such as Knowledge Base Plus in the UK and Kuali OLE
· How it could be of use to entities of all types across the supply chain, including publishers and vendors
· The approach to supporting community management of GOKb going forward
In addition, a demonstration of a beta version will be provided. 
If you or your staff want to learn more about this new global initiative and what role publishers may play, register for the NFAIS webinar today.  NFAIS members pay $105, Sister Society members pay $115, and non-members pay $125.  An unlimited number of staff from NFAIS member organizations can participate for a group fee of $255. The group fee for an unlimited number of staff from any Sister Society is $275, and from a non-member organization is $295. The registration form can be accessed at: [] 
For more information contact Jill O’Neill, NFAIS Director, Communication and Planning, 215-893-1561 (phone); 215-893-1564 (fax); [mailto:jilloneill at] mailto:jilloneill at or go to []
NFAIS: Serving the Global Information Community


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