UKSG and NISO announce 30 new KBART publishers Charlie Rapple 21 Mar 2011 15:55 UTC
Dear colleagues, I thought you might be interested in the following news from UKSG and NISO - another 30 publishers have endorsed the KBART recommended practice, which contains practical guidance for the timely exchange of metadata between content providers and knowledge base developers. A full list of the new publishers is included in the press release, below and at http://www.uksg.org/news/kbartmar11 The announcement also confirms that Phase II of KBART's work is focussing on metadata for consortia, open access content, e-books and conference proceedings. More information about KBART is available at www.uksg.org/kbart. All the best, Charlie. _______________________ Charlie Rapple Chair of UKSG Marketing Subcommittee TBI Communications email@example.com _______________________ NISO and UKSG Announce 30 More Publishers Endorse KBART KBART Phase II Now Focusing on Consortia, Open Access and E-Books March 21, 2011 – The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and UKSG are pleased to announce that another 30 publishers are now able to supply metadata that conforms to the recommended practice, KBART: Knowledge Bases And Related Tools (NISO RP-9-2010). Endorsement of this publication, which contains practical recommendations for the timely exchange of accurate metadata between content providers and knowledge base developers, indicates that the format and content of data supplied by the publisher to knowledge bases and related tools conform to the KBART recommendations. The newest endorsers are the American Psychological Association, Edinburgh University Press and the Scitation® platform, 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 “By providing a common set of metadata requirements for the information supply chain, KBART helps to reduce the administrative burden of metadata management, and ensures greater visibility and usage of content,” explains Terry Hulbert, Director of Business Development at the American Institute of Physics, which developed the Scitation® platform. “In a climate of budget cuts and cancellations, it’s an important way for our publisher partners to support their customers and differentiate their content.” “The joint UKSG/NISO KBART Working Group is now focusing on Phase II of the project, which will tackle some of the more advanced issues with knowledge bases in the supply chain,” states Sarah Pearson, co- chair of the working group. “The Phase II recommendations will outline additional steps that can be taken by all stakeholders to further improve the library user’s experience when using link resolvers and their related knowledge bases, and will specifically address consortia- specific metadata transfer, open access metadata, and enhanced support for e-books and conference proceedings.” For more information on KBART and the current Phase II work, visit www.uksg.org/kbart or www.niso.org/workrooms/kbart. About KBART KBART (Knowledge Bases And Related Tools) was set up following the 2007 publication of the UKSG research report "Link Resolvers and the Serials Supply Chain." Central to the efficient operation of the OpenURL is the knowledge base, which consists of data supplied by content providers including publishers. The report found that a lack of awareness of the OpenURLs capabilities and requirements is impacting the quality and timeliness of data provided to populate knowledge bases, and thus undermining the potential of the sophisticated OpenURL technology. UKSG partnered with NISO to commission the KBART Working Group to develop guidelines for best practice and provide educational materials. The core NISO/UKSG Working Group consists of representatives from libraries, knowledge base developers, publishers, intermediaries and other content providers, and is supported by a monitoring group of interested parties. Its Phase I report, KBART: Knowledge Bases And Related Tools (NISO RP-9-2010), and guidelines have been widely reviewed and tested by a wider group of information supply chain stakeholders. For more information, visit www.uksg.org/kbart or www.niso.org/workrooms/kbart. About NISO NISO fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information so that it can be trusted for use in research and learning. To fulfill this mission, NISO engages libraries, publishers, information aggregators, and other organizations that support learning, research, and scholarship through the creation, organization, management, and curation of knowledge. NISO works with intersecting communities of interest and across the entire lifecycle of an information standard. NISO is a not-for-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). More information about NISO is available on its website: www.niso.org . For more information please contact NISO at (301) 654-2512 or via e- mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. About UKSG UKSG exists to connect the information community and encourage the exchange of ideas on scholarly communication. It spans the wide range of interests and activities of the extended scholarly information community of librarians, publishers, intermediaries and technology vendors. In a dynamic environment, UKSG works to: • facilitate community integration, networking, discussion and exchange of ideas, • improve members' knowledge of the scholarly information sector and support skills development, • stimulate research and collaborative initiatives, encourage innovation and promote standards for good practice, and • disseminate news, information and publications, and raise awareness of services that support the scholarly information sector. For more information, please visit the UKSG website, www.uksg.org.