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Friday, June 7 • 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Building a Better Knowledgebase: An Investigation of Current Practical Uses and Requirements

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While knowledgebases have become essential tools for electronic resources management, little research has been done about how practitioners have integrated them into their everyday workflows. Inspired by a partnership with the GOKb project, which aims to build an open source knowledgebase, librarians at North Carolina State University set out to investigate the practical requirements, areas of improvement, and desired enhancements that librarians have for their knowledgebases. During this program, the presenters will describe the results of a survey about knowledgebase use sent to electronic resources managers across the country. The survey results will be supplemented by individual points of view gathered from in-depth interviews with selected respondents.The program will conclude with a look at how the findings of the investigation can be applied to the GOKb project. At the end of the session, the attendee should walk away with an understanding of trends in knowledgebase management, areas where the greatest improvement is needed, and ideas for enhancing knowledgebase functionality in an open source setting.

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Maria Collins

Department Head, Acquisitions and Discovery, NC State University Libraries
Maria Collins is the head of Acquisitions and Discovery at North Carolina State University Libraries.  The Acquisitions & Discovery department was formed through the merger of acquisitions and cataloging in June 2012.  Her other positions held at NCSU since 2005 include serials... Read More →
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Kate Hill

Electronic Resources Librarian, University of North Carolina Greensboro
I am actually not a cat. I am a stereotype! Feel free to pick which one.

Friday June 7, 2013 1:10pm - 2:10pm EDT
Roosevelt 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

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