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

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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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