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NISO Plus 2021 is going to be a global virtual event, happening literally around the world February 22-25, 2021. Building on the wonderful response to NISO Plus 2020, we’re bringing the same quality of content and conversation to this born-digital event, with dozens of amazing speakers and keynotes from across the globe. Scheduled to maximize attendance from as many timezones as possible, there will be things for you to see and do around the clock if you wish...or, pick and choose to make the experience perfect for your interests.

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Thursday, February 25 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Knowledge bases and next steps: new and upcoming

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NISO KBART Validator App 
How can we enhance trust in the quality of KBART files? Endorsement process is one way. Automated validation could be another way.

Content providers can have their KBART files endorsed by NISO. But the endorsement process consists of manual checks and thus can be a long process, with multiple file revisions and much back-and-forth communication required. The KBART Standing Committee aims to formalize and speed up its endorsement process by automating a number of validation tasks, thus providing more time to analyze parts of the files that are trickier to check automatically. Automated validation could also occur upstream, by content providers checking their KBART files post-production, or downstream, by knowledge bases checking KBART files before ingestion. What if all these scenarios relied on a shared tool?

The NISO KBART Validator app has two goals:
* Short term : ease NISO’s endorsement process by automating file checks that can be automated
* Long term : provide the community with a common validator app

The NISO KBART Validator app is currently under development. This session will provide a demo of the tool and insights about its roadmap. We want this app to be community powered: we’ll take time in this session to discuss where you and your organization could help, with or without developers."

The Package ID: Seeking Sanity through Standards
Content providers often bundle offerings into pre-set collections by subject, year, or some other scope so libraries can select packages that best fit their needs. Publishers also sell individual journals and books, allowing libraries to select content title-by-title. These options provide an effective approach to selling content. However, they produce a confusing, ever-changing tangle in knowledgebases.

Currently, package names are used identifiers, which introduces challenges for knowledgebase providers and librarians. Marketing pages, access platforms, licenses, invoices, and knowledgebases may all use different names for the same packages. Additionally, package names change, differ on various systems, and different bundles often have very similar names.

Knowledgebase providers load the content bundles to serve as the basis for discovery, linking, and ERM processes. Using package names as the identifier complicates always uniquely identify collections. The problem also affects automatic updates to the knowledgebase, in general, or within a specific library’s holdings. Likewise, librarians have a difficult time determining which of the many similar-sounding packages matches their licensed content.

Ultimately, all parties want to ensure that the licensed content is represented and enabled in knowledgebases for discovery and linking. Consistent unique identifiers may offer a way to improve efficiency and reduce confusion.

Moderators
avatar for Peter Murray

Peter Murray

Open Source Community Advocate, Index Data, LLC
Peter Murray is the Open Source Community Advocate at Index Data, a software development and consulting enterprise with expertise in networked information retrieval and management based on open standards. He received an MLIS from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Science degree in... Read More →

Speakers
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Christine Stohn

Dir Product Management, ProQuest (Ex Libris)
Christine Stohn is director of product management for discovery and delivery at Ex Libris. Christine has over 25 years of experience in the library and information industry, having worked on the content and data side before joining Ex Libris in 2001. In her current role Christine... Read More →
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Ben Johnson

Provider Relations Engagement Manager, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
Ben has been working with content in the ProQuest/Serials Solutions products for over a decade, and Ex Libris products since their acquisition by ProQuest in late 2015. He has participated in all things KBART since 2012, including two years as former co-chair of the KBART Standing... Read More →
avatar for Athena Hoeppner

Athena Hoeppner

Discovery Services Librarian, University of Central Florida
Athena Hoeppner is the Discovery Services Librarian at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, Florida. Her career in academic libraries spans 25 years with roles in public services, systems, and technical services. In her current role, she jointly oversees the eResources lifecycle... Read More →
avatar for Davin Baragiotta

Davin Baragiotta

IT Lead, Consortium Érudit
Davin is part of the KBART Standing Committee and is currently the main developer of the NISO KBART Validator app. He has worked for about 20 years in university cooperation and now leads the IT Team of Consortium Érudit, the leading digital dissemination platform of SSH research... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 11:30am - 12:45pm EST
Room 2
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