KBART Update ALA June 2011

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KBART Update ALA June 2011

  1. 1. X<br />X<br />KBART<br />ok ?<br />K ?<br />KNOWLEDGE BASES AND RELATED TOOLS: A NISO/UKSG RECOMMENDED PRACTICE<br />Jason Price, PhD Claremont Colleges/SCELC<br />KBART Working Group Member<br />ALA New Orleans<br />6/25/2011<br />
  2. 2. Vitals<br />Why – Better access through accurate holdings data<br />Who – Publishers, Aggregators, KB vendors, Libraries <br />What – a universally acceptable holdings data format <br />Where – throughout the supply chain & at the UKSG info hub http://www.uksg.org/kbart<br />When – Now<br />Phase 1 Report – Jan 2010 http://bit.ly/kbartRP<br />Endorsement & Expansion Phase 2 -- June 2010 - <br />How can you help?<br />
  3. 3. Who is behind KBART? <br />Standards organizations<br />UKSG and NISO<br />The working group members, representing:<br />Knowledge Base vendors <br />ExLibris, Serials Solutions, Ebsco<br />Content aggregators<br />Publishers<br />Subscription Agents<br />Libraries & Consortia<br />Full list -- http://www.uksg.org/kbart/members<br />
  4. 4. What is KBART? <br />A NISO recommended practice<br />“A set of practical recommendations for the timely exchange of accurate metadata between content providers and knowledge base developers”<br />a universally acceptable holdings list format<br />Expresses title level coverage by date & volume/issue<br />A single solution for sharing holdings data across the scholarly content supply chain<br />
  5. 5. Why KBART?<br />Maintenance of accurate package content coverage data<br />Supports openUrl Link Resolvers<br />Supports ejournal MARC record delivery services<br />Enables automated updating by KB providers<br />Addresses common holding list inadequacies<br />Re-use of ISSNs <br />Embargo period ambiguities<br />Inconsistent date/enumeration formats <br />
  6. 6. Where does KBART apply? <br />
  7. 7. A simple metadata exchange format…<br />
  8. 8. age of data<br />date granularity (day, month, season, year)<br />file format <br />format definitions;shoe-horning<br />vol/issue vs date<br />frequency<br />informal structure<br />accuracy<br />format<br />unclear responsibilities<br />link syntax and granularity<br />incentive<br />accuracy<br />Data & transfer<br />Date coverage<br />ownership<br />duplication of effort<br />title mapping<br />contacts/feedback mechanisms<br />Supply chain<br />Title relations<br />ISSN/ISBN variations<br />abbreviations<br />Licensing<br />Compliance<br />title changes<br />accuracy<br />re-use of ISSN<br />format<br />effect on licensing<br />free content<br />package variations<br />genericism/granularity<br />misrepresentation<br />Representing years of thinking…<br />Knowledge bases<br />
  9. 9. The Registry -- a growing contact and metadata content clearinghouse<br />Registry shortcut:<br />http://bit.ly/kbartregistry<br />
  10. 10. Publisher Partnerships<br />
  11. 11. KBART Registry http://bit.ly/kbartregistry<br />Link Resolver Providers<br />ClarIDY<br />EBSCO Information Services<br />Ex Libris<br />Innovative Interfaces<br />OCLC<br />(reSearcher)<br />Serials Solutions<br />(Swets)<br />(TDNet)<br />Content Providers<br />(CengageLearning / Gale)<br />(EBSCO Publishing)<br />(Ingenta Connect)<br />(LOCKSS)<br />Journal publishers<br />American Geophysical Union<br />American Institute of Physics<br />Annual Reviews<br />BioScientifica<br />Cambridge Journals Online<br />Edinburgh University Press<br />Emerald Group Publishing Limited<br />IEEE<br />Royal Society Publishing<br />(Springer Science and Business Media)<br />
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  13. 13. What do publishers need to do to adopt the KBART best practices?<br />Review the requirements that are accessible via http://www.uksg.org/kbart/s5/transition.<br />Format ejournal and ebook content availability data to meet the requirements.<br />Self check their datasheet(s) on the KBART website to ensure that they conform to the recommended practice and make any necessary corrections<br />Ensure that they have a process in place for regular data exchange as outlined in section 5.2 of the KBART report.<br />Register their organization on the KBART registry website, providing a link to download the newly KBART formatted dataset(s) http://bit.ly/kbartregistry<br />
  14. 14. Our vision…after KBART<br />Phase 1 – Universally accepted standardized publisher metadata, regularly distributed AND available on demand<br />Phase 2 – Broad adoption, More content type coverage<br />Phase 3? – KBART formatted Consortia & Institution level holdings metadata distribution based on what’s actually accessible from a particular IP<br />(this last is more my dream)<br />
  15. 15. How Librarians can help<br />Lobby publishers to adopt the KBART practices<br />LEARN about what KBART is and what it does <br />INSIST on ‘knowing’ what you are buying!<br />Require delivery of a usable holdings list before you pay<br />Initially & annually going forward<br />When the list is inadequate, point them to KBART<br />Only your insistence will make it happen<br />ENABLE publisher sales staff to make the case to their company<br />FOLLOW UP with continued requests as necessary <br />

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