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Friday, November 8 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Think Global, Act Local

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Data about library electronic collections increasingly drives much of what libraries do, from resource identification to procurement to management to discovery and use. This data describes both what we buy (packages, titles) and how we manage and use it (licenses, usage stats). The data shares the characteristic of containing both components that are globally true (the same for everybody) and components that are pertinent only to a subset of everybody, whether the subset resides at the national, regional, consortial or individual library level.

Managing this data and adding value as it moves across the global/local boundary is a core challenge to us as a community, from publishers to intermediaries to libraries. How do we effectively manage the multi-sourced and multi-purposed data at the appropriate level? How do we reduce the current structural inefficiencies that result in global data being redundantly managed?

The Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb) is a community-driven initiative that is reconceptualizing the knowledge base by working collaboratively and differently to manage the global data about electronic collections. This session will describe how GOKb is setting up a technical and community infrastructure to tackle these challenges.


Kristin Antelman

Associate Director for the Digital Library, North Carolina State University
Kristin Antelman is Associate Director for the Digital Library at NCSU Libraries.   She has long been interested in issues related to serials and electronic resource management. She is NCSU’s representative on the Kuali OLE Functional Council and is PI on a new collaborative project... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Room 138, Science and Mathematics Building 202 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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