KBART Update ALA Annual 2008Presentation Transcript
KBART: improving the supply of data to link resolvers and knowledge bases Jason Price, SCELC Ejournal Package Analyst KBART Consortia Representative NISO/BISG Forum @ ALA Annual Anaheim 27 June 2008 Credit for (most) slides: Charlie Rapple (KBART UKSG co-chair)
Retrieval using a link resolver and its knowledge base
What is a knowledge base, and why it matters
Some examples of problems that occur
KBART – what? why? who? how? when?
How does a link resolver allow retrieval?
Takes an OpenURL and extracts the article metadata
More of these plus other related groups e.g. NASIG
What is KBart’s mission?
How are you going to do it?
Solutions (to come)
Advocacy (to follow!)
Terminology link-to syntax aggregator appropriate copy content provider DOI embargo ERM knowledge base localisation metadata OPAC OpenURL SFX source link resolver federated search gateway Open Access target
Problems Knowledge bases Date coverage Title relations Licensing Data & transfer Supply chain Compliance accuracy format vol/issue vs date date granularity (day, month, season, year) title changes title mapping abbreviations ISSN/ISBN variations re-use of ISSN effect on licensing genericism/granularity misrepresentation package variations accuracy free content format ownership contacts/feedback mechanisms incentive informal structure unclear responsibilities duplication of effort file format format definitions; shoe-horning age of data accuracy frequency link syntax and granularity
When are you going to finish?
This time next year
May go on to create a standard
e.g. exploring options for a centralized knowledge base
Include wider range of resources (e.g. non-text content)?