KBART: Endorsement

KBART Endorsers are those organizations that have formally endorsed the use of KBART. Current KBART Endorsers:

  • Acoustical Society of America
  • ACS Rubber Division
  • AHS International - The Vertical Flight Society
  • Alexander Street Press
  • American Accounting Association
  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • American Astronomical Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Institute of Physics
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers International
  • Annual Reviews
  • AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing
  • Bioscientifica, representing:
    • The European Society for Endocrinology
    • The Society for Endocrinology
    • The Society for Reproduction and Fertility
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
  • Credo Reference
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • EBSCO Information Services
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Emerald Group Publishing
  • Environmental & Engineering Geophysical Society
  • Ex Libris
  • IEEE
  • Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
  • International Centre for Diffraction Data
  • IS&T - The Society for Imaging Science & Technology
  • Laser Institute of America
  • NACE International
  • National Association of Geoscience Teachers
  • OCLC
  • Physics Essays Publication
  • Royal Society Publishing
  • Scitation® platform, which which delivers metadata on behalf of 28 society publishers:
    • Acoustical Society of America
    • ACS Rubber Division
    • AHS International - The Vertical Flight Society
    • American Accounting Association
    • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
    • American Association of Physics Teachers
    • American Astronomical Society
    • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers International
    • AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing
    • Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
    • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
    • Environmental & Engineering Geophysical Society
    • International Centre for Diffraction Data
    • IS&T - The Society for Imaging Science & Technology
    • Laser Institute of America
    • NACE International
    • National Association of Geoscience Teachers
    • Physics Essays Publication
    • SIAM: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
    • SPIE
    • The Electrochemical Society
    • The Institute of Noise Control Engineering
    • The Institution of Engineering and Technology
    • The Society for Information Display
    • The Society of Exploration Geophysicists
    • The Society of Rheology
    • The Tire Society
  • Serials Solutions
  • SIAM: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • SPIE
  • The Electrochemical Society
  • The Institute of Noise Control Engineering
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • The Society for Information Display
  • The Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • The Society of Rheology
  • The Tire Society

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All content providers, from major databases to small publishers, are encouraged to publicly endorse the KBART Recommended Practice by submitting a sample file to the KBART working group, at kbart@niso.org. Once the file's format and content has been reviewed and approved, and the provider has made it publicly available (in line with the recommendations), the provider will be added to a public list of endorsing providers. Knowledge base developers can endorse the KBART Recommended Practice by confirming that their systems can process KBART formatted files. In addition, a contacts registry is now available for content providers and knowledge base developers to register their organization's information for downloading holdings metadata.

Why adopt the NISO/UKSG KBART guidelines?

EXPOSE YOUR CONTENT TO GREATER USAGE

An estimated 40% of full text usage on publisher sites is driven by library databases (including Google Scholar and Next Generation Discovery Tools). A major part of this access flows through OpenURL link resolvers that rely on detailed knowledge base title data provided by publishers. Accurate, up to date representation of publisher and aggregator content availability increases exposure and usage of your full text content, and builds on the success of the OpenURL framework to ensure even smoother interoperability and access.

A UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED DATA FORMAT

Before KBART, there existed no simplified common understanding of what data was necessary to enable a library’s link resolver to function optimally. Thus, user access to publisher content was impeded. The KBART format satisfies the needs of the entire downstream supply chain from full text aggregators and knowledge base providers to consortia and individual libraries. In addition to broadening access to publisher content, the universally-accepted KBART metadata structure will save publisher time and improve customer relations by providing a standardized way to exchange and update product availability details across the supply chain.

IMMEDIATE RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Once a publisher begins to provide its content availability data in the KBART format, they will have a single source where they can refer knowledge base providers, aggregators, consortia and libraries to satisfy all their content detail needs. Adopting this format should save time and improve service. The KBART registry will acknowledge and publicize publisher participation and provide a clearinghouse for dataset download links (where applicable).

The KBART adoption process

  1. Indicate your interest by contacting a KBART working group member at: kbart@niso.org
  2. Read the requirements, accessible via www.uksg.org/kbart/s5/guidelines.
    The page also includes a link to a data sample file
  3. Format your ejournal and ebook content availability data to meet the requirements
  4. Ensure that you have a process in place for regular data exchange as outlined in section 5.2 of the KBART report
  5. Register your organization on the KBART registry website (sites.google.com/site/kbartregistry/), providing a link to download the newly KBART formatted dataset(s)
  6. KBART will provide a logo for your site and issue a press release
  7. Provide the KBART formatted data (or its download location) to your supply chain contacts

For more information, contact us at kbart@niso.org

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