I am pleased to announce that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $333,000 to North Carolina State University to support the second phase of development of the Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb). GOKb is a project to create an open source, community-managed repository of metadata describing electronic resources. Phase 2 work funded by the Mellon grant will run through December 2015 and will enable further development of the knowledge base, recruitment of library and vendor partnerships, and expansion into key areas such as e-book management, description of open-access resources, and linked data.

For more details, see the full press release at http://go.ncsu.edu/gokb-announcement.

Phase 1 of the GOKb project is now available for public preview. The preview showcases the software developed during the initial phase of the project and contains representative seed data that describes organizations, packages, titles, holdings, and templates for licensing. Users are invited to explore the web interface and experiment with the API and co-referencing service. More information, including details about how to access GOKb and provide feedback, is available at http://gokb.org/preview.

Please contact me at kristen_wilson@ncsu.edu with any questions or visit http://gokb.org for more information.

Kristen Wilson
Associate Head, Acquisitions and Discovery
GOKb Editor
North Carolina State University Libraries

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