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Thursday, May 20 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
KBART Phase III: Changes and Unresolved Questions

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KBART is one of the most successful NISO recommendations today. Formally supported by over 80 organizations across all stakeholder groups, it enables a standardized transfer of data between content providers and knowledge bases. Recently KBART added an automated process to transfer institution-specific holdings data to knowledge bases.

Now, the KBART Standing Committee is beginning work on Phase III of the KBART Recommended Practice, which has not been updated since 2014.

While KBART was originally designed to deliver journal and book holdings information in support of OpenURL link resolvers, KBART files are now used in multiple systems and by various stakeholders throughout the e-resource supply chain. In addition, content providers have moved beyond journals and books to deliver multimedia and non-book/non-journal content from around the globe.

In this session, members of the KBART Standing Committee will provide an overview of our plans around KBART Phase III, which is now underway. We will review our progress to date, highlighting our efforts to resolve thorny issues around KBART files for which there are no easy answers such as:
=> Challenges of supporting additional content types beyond serials and monographs
=> How best to handle gap coverage for serials
=> How to indicate open access content 

During the session, we will engage the audience by requesting feedback on a number of issues using an EasyRetro board, with the goal of keeping KBART relevant and valuable into the future.

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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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Noah Levin

Co-Chair NISO KBART Standing Committee, NISO KBART Standing Committee
Noah Levin is the Co-Chair of the NISO KBART Standing Committee and a member of the KBART Automation Working Group. Noah has spent the last 20 years designing and creating metadata workflows for large Academic and Trade Publishers; managing their Link Resolver/Discovery data, MARC... Read More →

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 →

Thursday May 20, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Zoom Room #2