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 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:

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:
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!

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


When: August 10, 2016 from 11:00am-12:30pm EDT
Webex webinar registration: 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.