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Ebook metadata, Metadata quality analysis, Resource discovery, Library catalog management
ILS vendor Knowledge bases (KB) are built in a black box. The quality of the metadata is not the concern of the ILS vendor which then leads to missing data, which impacts discoverability. Comparing records of two ILS vendors KBs has shown a disparity in how they manage metadata. We are evaluating multiple ebook publishers’ data in the KB based on the availability of call numbers and subject headings while looking at resource usage. Exploring ways to improve access by including call numbers and subject headings and discovering the larger problem.
Schuster, David and Frizzell, Sasha, "Call numbers, oh call numbers on ebooks, why have you forsaken us!" (2023). Library Scholarship. 76.
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This presentation was given at the Core Virtual Interest Group Week session on March 10, 2023.