During the October 13 NISO Webinar, "It’s Only as Good as the Metadata: Improving OpenURL and Knowledgebase Quality", my colleague Elizabeth Winter asked the audience of some 169 three questions about OpenURL quality. Here are the results I quickly wrote down.
Poll Q1: Your opinions on this statement: “A significant problem for link resolvers is the generation of incomplete or inaccurate OpenURLs by databases (for example, A&I products).”
Strongly Agree: 32%
Neutral/Don’t Know: 14%
Strongly disagree: 0%
Poll Q2: How often do your patrons experience problems with OpenURL links?
Poll Q3: What do you think causes the most problems with OpenURL links?
Incomplete or poorly constructed OpenURLs: 38%
Errors in link resolver knowledge base: 38%
Errors in link-to-syntaxes: 3%
Don’t know: 20%