HIKE: Huddersfield, Intota, KnowledgeBase+ Evaluation
This is a JISC funded project managed by Computing and Library Services at the University of Huddersfield and the Knowledge Base Plus (KB+) project at JISC Collections. We are also working closely with Serials Solutions and their Intota development team
The project will build upon the work undertaken by Huddersfield as part of Phase I of the KB+ project, as an early adopter of Summon and the TERMS project, in order to carry out a full assessment of the compatibility of KB+ with Serials Solutions and an evaluation of the suitability and potential of Intota as a replacement to the traditional LMS in the UK market, given its relationship to and integration with a knowledgebase.
Serials Solutions Intota
Intota (http://www.serialssolutions.com/en/services/intota) is a single, Software-as-a-Service solution that supports the entire resource lifecycle for libraries, including selection, acquisition, cataloguing, discovery, and fulfilment regardless of resource type. It was uniquely conceived around the principles of linked data, inherent interoperability, and lower total cost of ownership and built by Serials Solutions.
Knowledge Base +
The Knowledge Base+ project aims to develop a central, shared, above-campus knowledgebase of electronic resources management (ERM) data contextualised and relevant to the UK academic community. The project was initiated in response to significant research into the challenges facing UK academic institutions in the management of subscribed e-resources, chiefly the unnecessary and costly duplication of staff time spent on managing and correcting common data across a wide variety of library systems
Broadly, the project will:
- Evaluate available functionality of Intota
- Evaluate and report on available and planned API functionality of Intota
- Provide guidance to vendors and institutions on the most effective way to integrate commercial products with KB+
- Provide a case study of the implementation of KB+, including integrated licensing information and data input and exploitation
- Evaluate Intota’s general suitability for the UK HE market place
- Evaluate the impact on current workflows at Huddersfield
Anticipated Outputs and Outcomes
The primary outputs will consist of:
- Regular reports via a project blog, which will discuss wins and fails via a number of themed posts using appropriate tags.
- An evaluation of Intota and its suitability to Huddersfield and other UK HE institutions
- An evaluation of KB+ and the integration of UK contextual ERM data into Serials Solutions
- A toolkit for other institutions to refer to, including new workflows
The project will publish its findings via Open Access reports on the University Repository and appropriate conferences.