[unrev-II] Jointly Administered Knowledge Environment

From: Jack Park (jackpark@thinkalong.com)
Date: Sun Sep 16 2001 - 13:48:46 PDT

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    "jake (aka Jointly Administered Knowledge Environment) supports the
    management of and linking between online resources and descriptions
    thereof. jake consists of a database containing information about online
    journals, databases, search interfaces, and tex"

    Project home page is at http://jake-db.org/

    "jake is a reference source which makes finding, managing, and linking
    online journals and journal articles easier for students, researchers, and
    librarians. jake does this by managing metadata about online resources with
    a database union list, title authority control, and linking tools, as well
    as making it easy to customize for a specific library's holdings.
    Put simply: jake makes it easy to create software which needs to reference
    journals and online journal products.
    The project started in April 1999 (see freshmeat version history) at the
    Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at Yale University. From the beginning,
    jake has been a free software project developed using open source methods.
    This means that in addition to using a free software license (the GPL),
    we've opened up the process of managing the data in jake to our whole
    community. Our goal is to distribute the difficult task of keeping this
    data up to date very broadly, enabling all interested in helping to help
    make the data better and more complete.
    By making a better reference source for this information available to all,
    we hope to encourage extensive use of jake to help everyone find and manage
    journals and articles. And hopefully we'll be that much closer to making
    the net work like one big library. "

    This is precisely the kind of activity that any DKR will want to link in with.

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