GOKb New Directions Workshop

GOKb is exploring several new directions that would help capitalize on the existing strengths of the project and engage with the new FOLIO collaboration from EBSCO and OLE. To help with this effort, GOKb hosted a half-day workshop with electronic resources librarians from North Carolina State University, Duke University, and The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to brainstorm challenges and potential solutions for issues that affect the electronic resources supply, specifically:

● Supporting management and access when journal titles transfer across publishers
● Understanding and distributing data about OA publications
● Making the best use of standard and proprietary identifiers.

The GOKb New Directions Workshop Report provides a summary of the workshop findings and potential plans for new GOKb services.

October Updates

GOKb eBooks Decision Support & Availability Tracking Webinar
In this forum, facilitated by the Open Library Environment (OLE), GOKb developers will present new e-book features and enhancements, and share experiences based on the the pilot project with libraries in the UK. Participants will learn about the process for decision support data entry, how to view decision support for different platforms, how to set up availability tracking for title lists, and how to use email alerts. After the webinar, participants will also have the opportunity to register for the pilot and provide feedback on the evaluation of the features.

Registration Information:
When: November 2, 2016 from 11:00am-12:30pm EDT
Register Here: https://olf.webex.com/olf/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb83564533540bd7b1a0ff2365b4ce930

Community News
Welcome to our new volunteer Editors from Butler University, Florida Atlantic University, Savannah State University, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Wake Forest University, and Wheaton College!

 

GOKb eBooks Decision Support & Availability Tracking Webinar

In this forum, facilitated by the Open Library Environment (OLE), GOKb developers will present new e-book features and enhancements, and share experiences based on the the pilot project with libraries in the UK. Participants will learn about the process for decision support data entry, how to view decision support for different platforms, how to set up availability tracking for title lists, and how to use email alerts. After the webinar, participants will also have the opportunity to register for the pilot and provide feedback on the evaluation of the features.

View the recording here.

September Updates

New Volunteer Training
The next new volunteer training will be Friday, September 16, 1-2 PM EDT via Webex. The session will include a brief orientation for new GOKb Editors and step-by-step training on the workflow for completing title histories. If you would like to register for the webinar, or would like to learn more about becoming a GOKb volunteer, contact Jennifer Solomon (jhsolomo@ncsu.edu).

The Knowledge Base at the Center of the Universe
Congratulations to Kristen Wilson on the publication of her ALA Library Technology Report, The Knowledge Base at the Center of the Universe! This Report analyzes the impact of knowledge bases on library management practices, traces the evolution of the knowledge base, provides context for knowledge base creation and maintenance, and explores areas of innovation including use in library services platforms, integration with external tools and services, and collaborative knowledge base projects.

GOKb New Directions Workshop
In August, GOKb hosted a half-day workshop with electronic resources librarians from NC State, Duke University, and UNC-Chapel Hill to brainstorm challenges and potential solutions for electronic resources supply chain issues. The workshop participants provided creative and helpful suggestions for further areas of GOKb development. Next steps include a brief summary of the workshop findings and potential plans for new GOKb services.

GOKb eBooks Decision Support & Availability Tracking Webinar
We look forward to sharing with you the new e-books features and enhancements, based on the pilot project with libraries in the UK. Please look for registration information in late September or early October.

August Updates

Open Library Community Webinar
We’re excited to announce that the GOKb quarterly user group calls will now be part of the ongoing Open Library Community Webinar Series. The first was held on August 10, at 11 AM EDT.

You can view the recording on the Open Library Enviornment website: GOKb Update Forum: Data Enhancement Strategies and New Services

Website Launch
Now you can access all GOKb information and the web application directly from www.gokb.org. We have a new look, updated content, and simplified navigation. We’ll also be adding some new features soon, including a direct link to a packages export page.

New GOKb Web Application URL
The GOKb web application has moved! Please update your bookmarks: http://gokb.openlibraryfoundation.org/

GOKb eBooks Decision Support & Availability Tracking Webinar
Based on the pilot project with libraries in the UK, there are a number of new use cases and enhanced developments that could represent valuable next steps, so we’re keen to gain feedback from the widest possible practitioner community, including views on relevance in US academic libraries.
Registration TBD: Early September 2016

Community News
Welcome to our new volunteer data managers from CalTech and the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI)!

If you have not already done so, join our Slack channel: https://gokbvolunteers.slack.com/
This is an opportunity to ask questions and discuss GOKb related topics!

GOKb Update Forum: Data Enhancement Strategies and New Services

UPDATED 8/10/2016: If you missed the live session, you can view the recording on the Open Library Environment website.

Please join the Open Library Community Forum featuring GOKb!

Topic: GOKb Update Forum: Data Enhancement Strategies and New Services
When: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 11 AM EDT / 1500 GMT
Where: Webex

Speakers will discuss the Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb), which is an open data repository for publication information about electronic resources. In this forum, facilitated by the Open Library Environment (OLE), attendees can ask questions about GOKb’s current data enhancement strategy, learn about potential new services built on the FOLIO platform, and how they can participate as GOKb partners.

Attendees are encouraged to post their questions for an interactive discussion. Come with your questions about GOKb!

SPEAKERS:
Kristen Wilson, Associate Head of Acquisitions and Discovery, North Carolina State University
Jennifer Solomon, GOKb Editor, North Carolina State University

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

When: August 10, 2016 from 11:00am-12:30pm EDT
Webex webinar registration: https://olf.webex.com/olf/onstage/g.php MTID=e849d4fdb33b7d4eab3512ffbfa170c96

*A confirmation email will contain access information for the event.*

Please use the hashtag ‘#FOLIOforum’ on social media for these events. The Open Library Community Forum is sponsored by the Open Library Environment (OLE) and is governed by the Open Library Community Forum Code of Conduct.