California Institute of Technology
Senior Manager, Collections
Associate Head of Acquisitions and Discovery
North Carolina State University
The Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb) is a collaborative project between Kuali OLE and Jisc, developed also with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. GOKb is an open data repository of packages, titles, and associated organizations designed to support how electronic collections are acquired and managed by libraries. In addition to being open data managed on an open, collaborative platform, GOKb is extending the concept and uses of the knowledge base well beyond traditional discovery-focused tools. With the foundational GOKb platform now in place, and its data being consumed by several services, the team is beginning to look at how GOKb could be leveraged as a tool that goes beyond internal process improvement to begin to explore how it can contribute to the broader scholarly community infrastructure.