News Release

Scitation-Hosted Journals Now Compliant with KBART Phase I Recommended Practice

Melville, NY, June 14, 2010The American Institute of Physics is pleased to announce that the publications hosted on AIP's online platform, Scitation, are now compliant with the new Phase I recommendations of the KBART (Knowledge Bases And Related Tools) Working Group. Scitation hosts AIP publications and the publications of more than two dozen scholarly publishers. KBART is a joint initiative of UKSG and NISO, which is exploring data problems within the OpenURL supply chain. KBART's Phase I Recommended Practice, published in January 2010, contains practical recommendations for the timely exchange of accurate metadata between content providers and knowledge base developers. For a list of KBART-compliant Scitation titles, see librarians.scitation.org/librarians/help_files.jsp.

"It's fitting that AIP, which has a history of leadership in journal publishing and reference linking technologies, is the first publisher to provide metadata files that adhere to KBART's recommendations,” said Sarah Pearson, KBART co-chair and E-Resources & Serials Coordinator at the University of Birmingham.

The improved timeliness in the transmission of accurate metadata resulting from KBART compliance will benefit AIP by creating a smoother user experience—thereby reducing the cost of customer service and driving more traffic to AIP's content. AIP also hopes that increased traffic will support usage-based revenue streams, and be a key factor in library purchasing decisions.

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