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2019 Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, “The time has come… to talk of many things!”

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Conference presentation, "Six Impossible Things: Moving KBART into the Next Decade," presented at the 2019 Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, “The time has come… to talk of many things!” on November 7, 2019 in Charleston, South Carolina.

"KBART is one of the most successful NISO recommendations today. Formally supported by over 80 organizations across all stakeholder groups, it enables a standardized transfer of data between content providers and knowledge bases. Most recently KBART added an automated process to transfer holdings data to localize an institution's knowledge base holdings. While KBART was originally built to focus on journal and book data, the world has moved on--the different flavors and nuances of open access, the increased use of audiovisual material, holdings at the chapter and article levels, and issues around translations, transliterations, and author names are just some of the challenges that are disrupting the flow. So what is next for KBART? How does it adapt to continue to solve the data flow problems that libraries, publishers, and knowledge base providers face today? The presenters in this session are all members of the NISO KBART Standing Committee and/or the KBART Automation Working Group. They will discuss the status and future of a "Phase 3" revision of NISO KBART that aims not only to clarify the existing recommendations but also to expand them to address the new challenges, including the support of additional content types beyond serials and monographs and improvements to item-level discovery and access. During the session, we will raise discussion points and encourage candid interactions, where the audience can contribute their ideas and concerns to keep the ball rolling into 2020 and well beyond."

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Additional files include a PDF file of slides with speakers' notes, presentation handout with survey, online survey responses, presentation description from online conference program, conference proposal as submitted, and conference proposal acceptance letter.

Charleston 2019_“Six Impossible Things”_ Moving KBART into the next decade _Slides_with_Notes.pdf (502 kB)
PDF of presentation slides with speakers' notes

Charleston handout + survey.pdf (152 kB)
Handout with survey

Survey_ KBART Phase III Focus Areas - Google Forms Responses.pdf (169 kB)
Responses to survey received online

Online_conference_program_Sched.pdf (1124 kB)
Presentation session description from online conference program - Sched

2019 Charleston KBART Presentation Proposal.pdf (91 kB)
Conference proposal as submitted

2019-07-29- [NISO kbart-sc] FW_ Charleston Conference proposal acceptance_action required.pdf (142 kB)
Conference proposal acceptance letter