NISO RP-26-2019, KBART Automation: Automated Retrieval of Customer Electronic Holdings


KBART Automation is a recommended practice that supports the timely exchange of accurate, library-specific KBART-formatted holdings reports between content providers’ access control systems and knowledge bases, allowing knowledge base-powered systems to more accurately reflect content accessible at a particular institution and its unique holdings, with little interaction or ongoing maintenance from library staff. It facilitates the automatic transfer and retrieval of holdings data between content providers and institutional knowledge bases, with the goal of automatically and regularly updating institutional holdings via an API.