Don't Wait, Automate! Industry Perspectives on KBART Holdings Automation

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36th Annual NASIG Conference

Date of Original Version



Slides for a presentation, "Don't Wait, Automate! Industry perspectives on KBART Holdings Automation", presented at the 36th Annual NASIG Conference on May 21, 2021. The conference was held online due to COVID-19.



When trying to manage their electronic resources, librarians spend a significant amount of time in vendor knowledgebases to make sure that content is integrated properly. This is often a tedious and painful process, which--extrapolated out to each content provider--can be a drain on library resources. Thankfully, there is a way to mitigate this pain point, through the use of KBART automation. By using a NISO Recommended Practice, librarians can now have publishers transfer their institutional holdings information directly into vendor knowledgebases. The result is no more messy and time-consuming manual title management.

In this session, we'll hear from those involved with enabling KBART automation at the publisher and vendor level. This will specifically detail the work required to actually make this happen. The case will also be made for library adoption of this feature and how it will help end library headaches related to electronic resources management once and for all. There will be time for questions at the end to discuss the benefits and pitfalls of KBART automation. This session is co-sponsored by the NASIG Standards Committee.


The session had approximately 60 attendees.

The link leads to a session description on the Sched website at https://sched.co/ifzj.

A video recording of the presentation is available here: https://youtu.be/LWkvloxSZ2w.

Additional files include the Powerpoint slides for the presentation, a screenshot of the session description on Sched, a transcript of the session, and a PDF printout of the entire NASIG 2021 conference program schedule.