ATG Conferences, Meeting, and Webinars 9/12/20

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September 14 Open Teleconference: KBART (Knowledge Bases And Related Tools)

Our first fall NISO open teleconference session will be this coming Monday, September 14th at 3:00 PM Eastern time. The call is open to everyone! and our topic will be will be KBART (KnowledgeBases And Related Tools).

KBART recommends best practices for the communication of electronic resource title list and coverage data from content providers to knowledge base (KB) developers. KBART specifies file format, delivery mechanisms, and fields to include, and it applies to both serials and monographs. More information on the work, including the 2014 Recommended Practice, can be found at

KBART Standing Committee co-chair Andrée Rathemacher, Head of Acquisitions at the University of Rhode Island, will join the call to discuss the initiative and how the Standing Committee is managing its work, including tackling a “KBART Phase III” development process.

KBART provides all parties in the information supply chain with straightforward guidance about metadata formatting-focused mainly on journal resources-to ensure the exchange of accurate metadata between content providers and knowledge base developers. The KBART Recommendations were first published in 2010 and updated in 2014. In the meantime, the products that use KB data have changed dramatically. KBs now, in addition to link resolution, also provide the foundation for electronic resource management systems (ERMs), are used in conjunction with COUNTER data, provide rights/holdings information to discovery systems, provide data to library catalogs, and other uses. The KBART Automation Recommended Practice was published in 2019, providing a means to transfer accurate, library-specific KBART-formatted holdings reports between content providers’ access control systems and knowledge bases, allowing knowledge base-powered systems to more accurately reflect content accessible at a particular institution and its unique holdings.

Since the first Recommended Practice was issued, scores of publishers and content providers have endorsed KBART and demonstrated their commitment to good quality metadata provision. With implementation of the KBART recommendations, 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. 

Like the Ceiling Can’t Hold Us: Sharing Innovations in Libraries (Amigos Online Conference)

Are you an innovator? Are you taking challenges head on and adapting? Are you establishing, retooling, or redefining programs and initiatives in your organization? Are you creating new services or content and delivering in new and unique ways? We want to hear from you.

Join us on September 23, 2020 for “Like the Ceiling Can’t Hold Us: Sharing Innovations in Libraries”

Share your innovations in reference, technology & content. This Amigos Library Services online conference will explore ways that library organizations and library professionals are innovating services, programs and content in the face of adversity and constant change.

Amigos Library Services is now accepting presentation proposals for this conference. Suggested topic areas include but are not limited to:

  • Establishing or growing a new service
  • Innovating workflows in all types of libraries
  • Creating new partnerships or programs
  • Using new tools and technologies to strengthen or deliver services
  • Innovations in library design or function

Tell us your story and share what registrants can expect to learn from your presentation. In addition to full technical support during your live presentation, Amigos will provide platform orientation/training and an individual practice session prior to the conference. All sessions are 45 minutes with time for questions and answers.

For more information about this conference, contact Erin Gray, [email protected](link sends e-mail) or 972-340-2896.

Linked Data and Libraries (Amigos Online Course)

September 15 – 17, 2020; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT
Location: Online Classroom
Contact:Phone: 800-843-8482
Email: [email protected](link sends e-mail)

Event Fee(s):

Amigos Member Individual Registration$ 165.00
Non-member Individual Registration$ 220.00

Have you heard about linked data, but are not sure how it would specifically help your work? Would you like to get a better idea of what it is or learn more about what this technology can do for libraries? This course will give you a better idea of what linked data is by covering the foundations of linked data, explaining how semantically rich data can be used in libraries, and exploring specific linked data projects and applications, including: Wikidata, the RDA Vocabularies, BIBFRAME, and’s Bib Extension.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of linked data
  • Explain how linked data can be used in libraries
  • Identify current linked data projects and how to contribute to them

Target Audience:
Any staff interested in linked data applications in libraries.


Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

  • Short homework assignments are required after each session.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Technical Requirements:
Visit BigBlueButton’s detailed minium requirements page.

Session Duration:
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.

Instructor:  Emily Nimsakont – [email protected](link sends e-mail)

Register Now

Implementing Seamless Access and GetFTR: a free Webinar from STM

The webinar will provide general updates and also more practical insights, especially for those working via the Atypon platform. Free registration is available via Eventbrite

Date: Sept. 22nd

Two industry initiatives focused on improving access to scholarly information, SeamlessAccess and GetFTR, have made much progress this year, seeing uptake from major publishers and platforms and growing usage. Providing streamlinedeasy-to-use, access to remote users is now even more important due to the global pandemic.

Come hear about the latest developments from both initiatives. Atypon has recently released support for both initiatives on their platform and will be discussing their experience with the projects, as well as providing practical advice on how to activate these features if you use their platform.

Agenda and Speakers

  • Introduction and Welcome: Eefke Smit, Director Standards and Technology, STM
  • The latest news from Seamless Access: Jason Griffey, Director of Strategic Initiatives, National Information Standards Organization
  • The latest news from GetFTR: Chris Shillum, Program Director, GetFTR
  • Implementing SeamlessAccess and GetFTR on the Atypon Platform: Mike Markey, VP of Executive Account Management and Elias Balafoutis, Product Manager, Atypon
  • Q&A

Note – The webinar is being repeated twice to suit different time zones. Please select the time that works best for your schedule.


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