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Friday, May 21 • 3:25pm - 4:25pm
Don't Wait, Automate! Industry perspectives on KBART Holdings Automation

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When trying to manage their electronic resources, librarians spend a significant amount of time in vendor knowledgebases to make sure that content is integrated properly. This is often a tedious and painful process, which--extrapolated out to each content provider--can be a drain on library resources. Thankfully, there is a way to mitigate this pain point, through the use of KBART automation. By using a NISO Recommended Practice, librarians can now have publishers transfer their institutional holdings information directly into vendor knowledgebases. The result is no more messy and time-consuming manual title management.

In this session, we'll hear from those involved with enabling KBART automation at the publisher and vendor level. This will specifically detail the work required to actually make this happen. The case will also be made for library adoption of this feature and how it will help end library headaches related to electronic resources management once and for all. There will be time for questions at the end to discuss the benefits and pitfalls of KBART automation. This session is co-sponsored by the NASIG Standards Committee.


Andree J. Rathemacher

Head, Acquisitions, University of Rhode Island
Andrée Rathemacher is Head of Acquisitions at the University of Rhode Island, where she administers the materials budget and is responsible for the purchase and licensing of library materials in all formats and the management of electronic resources. She is currently the co-Chair... Read More →
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Stephanie Doellinger

Senior Metadata Operations Manager CI & KB, OCLC
Stephanie Doellinger is a Senior Metadata Operations Manager at OCLC. Over her 10-year tenure, she and her team have worked with both publishers and libraries to manage the processing and validation of e-resource metadata which make up the WorldCat knowledge base and Central Index... Read More →
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Matthew Ragucci

Associate Product Marketing Director, Wiley
I am Wiley's resident librarian and provide insight on metadata sharing strategies for optimizing its electronic resources for discovery, access, and usage. This includes working closely with librarians and library solutions providers alike to get the tools they need to help the end-user... Read More →

Friday May 21, 2021 3:25pm - 4:25pm EDT
Zoom Room #1