Welcome to Knowledge for All’s Content Working Group - an open group to coordinate and advise on collection and content-related activities such as data management and indexing.
Join this group if
- You have experience working with metadata, establishing collection development policies or have subject matter expertise that might inform collection development.
- You are interested in coordinating content development efforts to ensure Knowledge for All represents a comprehensive, high quality collection of scholarly journal literature.
- You are able to contribute 1-4 hours per week to participate in working group activities.
How to join
- Review the Content Working Group description for an outline of duties and responsiblities.
- Click to join.
How to participate
To all Working Group members,
We recently shared a letter from Knowledge for All's Founding Director Mark Leggott inviting stakeholders and members of the library and acacemic community to join the Knowledge for All project as a Founding Partner.
Founding Partnerships are critical at this stage of project development and will ensure we have the financial resources to continue building the Knowledge for All tool for the benefit of the community.
Beginning in January 2012 Knowledge for All will receive large collections of metadata from journals who wish to be searchable in our index. To ready ourselves for their contributions, we are assembling a team of indexers to manage, review and fill in any missing metadata once it is received. If you would like to contribute your indexing skills to ensuring a high quality collection of content for the Knowledge for All system, please sign up at http://www.k4all.ca/indexers.
The content working group has identified various metadata sources at the journal level (publisher, issn, subject, language) and article level. See http://www.k4all.ca/metadata-sources for a full list of sources. Have we missed any? Any recommendations on the ones currently listed? Please reply with a comment.
The content working group has identified various subject thesauri and authority lists of use for indexing and content development. These are listed at http://www.k4all.ca/thesauri. Are there any to add? Any recommendations on the ones currently listed? Please share with a reply.
The Knowledge for All collections policy recommendations note what types of publications will likely be included in the K4All database. The main focus is scholarly journals, of course, but it's acknowledged that in some disciplines other types of publications are very important.
What non-journal publication types must be included in the K4All system in order for it to be a useful search tool for you?