[Eril-l] WMS Discovery and Kanopy

Freeda Brook fbrook at luther.edu
Thu May 2 08:17:11 PDT 2019

I've also noticed this discrepancy. I'm not sure how frequently Kanopy is
sending updated data to OCLC, but if you look at the history of collection
updates in WMS, most of the updates are one-title updates provided by
member libraries. This is actually also what I do. I only turn on titles
we've licensed, so if I don't find a particular title in the collection,
I'll add it. Looking back through the collection history, the last major
update was March 11, but it didn't include new records.

Normally I would suggest that this requires some advocacy on our part to
Kanopy and OCLC to ensure more frequent updates, and of course this would
be the best course for metadata integrity. But like you say, there may be
some benefit to having the smaller collection as a cost-control mechanism.

Freeda Brook, MLIS/MPA
Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian
Preus Library, Luther College
700 College Dr.
Decorah, IA 52101

(563) 387-2124
fbrook at luther.edu

Pronouns: she/her/hers

On Thu, May 2, 2019 at 9:10 AM Alice Pearman <alcts.alice at gmail.com> wrote:

> Good morning ERIL-L,
> Forgive me if this isn't quite the right place to ask this question; I
> wasn't sure where else to ask.
> Our library subscribes to Kanopy and uses WMS Discovery. The librarian who
> manages WMS turned on Kanopy in the Knowledgebase when we started using
> Kanopy more than a year ago.
> It doesn't appear the title list in the Knowledgebase has kept up with the
> title list in Kanopy. The Knowledgebase list displays 21,044 titles, but I
> know there are probably 32,000 or so in all of Kanopy right now.
> We know there's usually a lag between a database content and the
> Knowledgebase knowing about it, but this seems to be more than a lag. Any
> thoughts from the collective? Right now I'm kind of relieved it hasn't kept
> up, considering how our Kanopy usage has skyrocketed, but I am curious
> about this.
> Alice Pearman
> Assistant Professor | Digital Projects Librarian
> Lamson Library, Plymouth State University
> 603.535.2226
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