Building DREW

“Building DREW,” Reference Research Roundtable, ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. Presentation on the Digital Reference Electronic Warehouse.

Abstract: The goals of the DREW project are to: create a schema useful in archiving components of a reference transaction in a standardized manner; work with services to turn their archives into the DREW format; collect, clean, and remove personally identifiable information; create an exploration space for library scientists to create new models, measures, reports, and generalizations about the reference process; and create the infrastructure to allow services to directly benefit from the models the researchers create. Both librarians and researchers will learn how they can participate in the collaborative DREW project.