Monday, September 13, 2010

NISO’s October webinar--It’s Only as Good as the Metadata: Improving OpenURL and Knowledgebase Quality

Date: October 13, 2010
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time)


OpenURL is inextricably entwined with modern information services supplied by, among others, libraries, resource providers, and system vendors. All of these constituents and the end users whom they serve rely on the accuracy and dependability of OpenURLs to bring information within easy reach; ideally, within two mouse clicks. But the services powered by OpenURLs can be brought low quickly by one or more errors within the citation data and/or the OpenURL encoding itself. Such errors can leave librarians mystified, resource providers puzzled, and users unhappy at a service's failure to deliver, yet they are all too common.

NISO’s October webinar--It’s Only as Good as the Metadata: Improving OpenURL and Knowledgebase Quality—discusses several efforts in place or underway to ensure the quality of OpenURL data and the knowledgebases that OpenURL links depend on. Is anyone keeping watch over the accuracy and dependability of OpenURLs? Are resource providers and system vendors held accountable for their applications of the OpenURL standard (ANSI/NISO Z39.88)? What can librarians do to bring these problems to the attention of their suppliers?
This webinar will address these and other issues of OpenURL accuracy in both theory and practice.


• IOTA: Improving OpenURLs Through Analytics Elizabeth Winter, Electronic Resources Coordinator, Georgia Tech Library Adam Chandler, Database Management and E- Resources Librarian, Cornell University Library will join Elizabeth during the Q&A portion of this event.

• KBART: Knowledge Bases and Related Tools Sarah Pearson, E-Resources & Serials Coordinator, University of Birmingham

• OpenURLs and Knowledge Base Quality: Collecting and Improving Knowledge Base Data Maria Stanton, Director of Content Operations, Serials Solutions

Registration is per site (defined as access for one computer). NISO and NASIG members may register at a discounted rate. A student discount is also available.

Can't make it on the scheduled date or time? Registrants receive access to the recorded version for one year, which can be viewed at your convenience.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage:

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