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== Abstracts ==
UPDATE: A big thank you to Karen Coombs for stepping in on short notice to fill our final open presentation slot. Her talk title and abstract will be up shortly.
-- GOKb, the Global Open Knowledge Base: What It Builds On, and What It Can Help Build --
John Mark Ockerbloom, University of Pennsylvania
The Global Open Knowledge Base (GOKb) is a project funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation to build an open, community-maintained knowledge source concerning electronic resources available to libraries. It aims to unify information provided by vendors and other sources to facilitate the acquisition and use of digital content for education and research.
The success of GOKB inherently depends on a rich network of collaboration, data, and standards. For example, the implementation of GOKB draws on JISC's architectural and editorial work in its KB+ project, the data models and formats of DLF's ERMI and UKSG and NISO's KBART, and the repository and rules infrastructure provided by Kuali OLE. The usefulness of GOKb, in turn, depends greatly on the openness and reusability of its data. For example, the use of linked data for GOKb enables its information to not only be consumed by a variety of RDF-aware applications, but also potentially combined with related data that promotes use of electronic resources, such as link resolution, rights, open access, and contents data. We welcome ideas and discussion on ways to help build up, and build on, the work of GOKb.
-- Learning to Be Accessible: Programming for Web Accessibility through a Teaching and Learning Environment --
Katherine Lynch, Drexel University
This presentation details a recent internship led by Katherine Lynch at Drexel University Libraries, with a visually disabled undergraduate computer science major. This internship had two goals – for the student to learn how to program for the web using XHTML/HTML5, CSS, Javascript (including jQuery UI elements), and PHP, and to give the student experience in formal accessibility testing by conducting an accessibility audit of Drexel University Libraries' top-visited web pages, testing for accessibility errors, then devising and implementing solutions as needed. This presentation will detail the methods of learning employed for this internship, particulars on the web development environment created to work with the student's assistive technology, and the outcome of Drexel University Libraries' web accessibility audit. The conclusion will include suggested techniques for conducting an audit and solving common accessibility problems for one’s own library’s website.
-- Preparing Live CD/DVD for Integrating Koha ILS, GSDL/DSpace with Features of a Mail Server --
Mohan Raj Pradhan, HealthNet
Abstract Coming Soon.
-- Inside the Kuali OLE Project --
Michelle Suranofsky, Lehigh University
Kuali OLE is a grant and partner funded project that is developing a community source Library Management System. This project is a large undertaking and from the outside, the organization, development process, project management, and governance may be unclear.
This presentation will break down the inner workings of the project, it's history, organization, workflow, challenges and successes from the perspective of a developer working for one of the partner schools - Lehigh University.
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