CRKN's Knowledge Base Entitlements Sub-Committee (KBESC) is happy to announce that the entitlements lists (in KBART format) for CRKN-licensed content have been updated and distributed for 2021. There are a few other updates to share as well, on the following items:
- Updated 2021 CRKN KBART files (licensed content)
- Discoverability in Knowledge Bases
- Elsevier ScienceDirect KBART files
- Érudit Content
- Additional CRKN KBART files (non-licensed content)
Updated CRKN KBART files (licensed content)
The Knowledge Base Entitlements Sub-Committee is responsible for managing the annual update process for the KBART files for content licensed by CRKN on behalf of its members. The update process considers ceased and transferred out titles, new starts and takeover titles, titles that are moving to open access, and consortial level perpetual access rights for the relevant licenses. The end result is an entitlements list in KBART format for the upcoming calendar year for each of the publishers below.
If you have any questions about the KBART files, please contact Émilie Lavallée-Funston, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ACS (American Chemical Society)
- Cambridge Journals
- CSP (Canadian Science Publishing)
- Elsevier (a separate update about these targets is included below)
- Academic Press Journals
- Additional Journals
- Érudit (not maintained by CRKN. See note below about Érudit targets)
- IOP (Institute of Physics)
- RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry)
- SpringerLink Journals
- Springer Adis Journals
- Taylor & Francis
- SSH Library
- S&T Library
- Medical Library
Updates are made throughout the year as needed to update the KBART files. The latest files are always distributed to various discovery systems and available on the CRKN website.
If you would like to report an error in a KBART file, please complete this form.
Discoverability in Knowledge Bases
To confirm the collection name of a particular list in your institution’s knowledge base of choice, please consult our KBART page which also includes new KBART files for content not under license, like the Canadiana collections and the CRKN Open Access Journals List.
Elsevier ScienceDirect KBART files
In 2020, the Elsevier targets were updated to better represent the different components of the license. However, having received member feedback about the complexity of modifying the coverage thresholds for the Elsevier-provided Freedom Collection target in several systems, the KBESC has decided to reintegrate those holdings into the CRKN-provided target to facilitate activation and accurate discovery by members. This will affect the number of titles in the Elsevier Additional Journals KBART file.
As of February 2021, CRKN members who participate in the Elsevier ScienceDirect license and use CRKN-provided targets should activate the two collections below:
- Elsevier Academic Press
- Elsevier Additional Journals
*Members who had previously activated the Elsevier Freedom Collection target provided directly by Elsevier can deactivate this target, as all titles in the CRKN license, except for individual Subscribed Titles are now covered by the two CRKN targets.
Érudit targets are now provided by Érudit directly and have recently been reorganised. These changes should be available to you. We recommend deactivating any CRKN-Érudit targets, which are no longer maintained. Érudit has provided the following recommendations:
If your institution participates in the Érudit partnership and the Cultural Magazines offer:
If your institution participates only in the Érudit partnership for scholarly journals:
- ÉRUDIT GLOBAL COLLECTION SAVANTES – SCHOLARLY COLLECTION
Additional CRKN KBART files (Non-licensed content)
- CRKN Open Access Journals List
This list is updated on a quarterly basis and contains over 400 gold open access journals supported by CRKN members that are peer-reviewed, scholarly, and not otherwise discoverable in DOAJ or with Érudit. More information here.
- Canadiana collections Monographs
There are more than 85,000 titles in the Canadiana Online collection which are monographs. These titles are accessible at no charge and are available as MARC records from our website or in KBART format in your discovery system. As new content is digitized and catalogued, this list will be updated.
- Canadiana collections Serials
There are more than 2,400 titles in the Canadiana Online collection which are serials. Like the Monographs, these titles are accessible at no charge and metadata in KBART format is available in your discovery system, or in MARC record format online. This list will be updated as new content is made available.
For any questions about CRKN’s KBART files or the annual updating process, please contact:
Member Services and Licensing Officer