What is KBART?

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What is KBART?


Knowledge Bases and Related Tools (KBART)  was created by The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) in 2010 to improve the supply of data to link resolvers and knowledge bases, in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of OpenURL linking. KBART focuses specifically on data related to content holdings rather than on bibliographic data about individual titles, which does not need to be updated as regularly as holdings data.The KBART format can be used for both human-readable and machine-readable purposes and is a low cost approach to effective knowledge base metadata transfer for publishers. With implementation of the KBART format, users can be assured that the providers’ metadata is trusted and has the required level of granularity without the burdensome task of title-by-title checking. In short, KBART provides a low cost, easy solution for providers’ data to be accurately disseminated to users.

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