NISO April Webinar: KBART and the OpenURL Cynthia Hodgson 10 Mar 2009 14:45 UTC
NISO will be holding their April webinar on "KBART and the OpenURL:
Increasing E-Resource Use through Improved User Access" on April 8, 2009
from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).
Knowledge Bases and Related Tools (KBART)
(http://www.niso.org/workrooms/kbart) is a joint project with the UK
Serials Group (UKSG) to improve the quality and workflow of data in
knowledge bases used for OpenURL linking. The Working Group is expected
to release initial results of its work in the spring of 2009. This
webinar will discuss the group's draft recommended practice in the areas
of terminology, supply chain workflow, effective transfer of metadata to
knowledge bases, needed education, and plans for Phase 2 of the project.
Using the KBART recommendations will help to improve the accuracy and
timeliness of streams of OpenURL and holdings metadata that facilitate
OpenURL link resolution.
Significant interest in the project was expressed after presentations at
the ALA Midwinter and ER&L conferences.
Registration is $79 for NISO members and $99 for non-members. NASIG
members may register at the NISO member rate. There are special rates
for international participants (outside U.S. and Canada) and students.
Registration is per site (access for one computer), so those with
projection capabilities can include a group of people for one
registration. Registration also includes access to the online recorded
archive of the webinar; if you are unable to participate on the date or
time designated, consider registering and viewing the recorded archive
at your leisure. (International participants who are not participating
live, but only viewing the recorded archive may register at the domestic
For more information on the webinar and to register, visit the event
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization