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 2022. There are updates on the following:
- Updated 2022 CRKN KBART files (licensed content)
- Reference File: 2022 KBART changes (*new*)
- Discoverability in Knowledge Bases
- Érudit collections
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 the Licensing Team, email@example.com.
- ACS (American Chemical Society)
- Cambridge Journals
- CSP (Canadian Science Publishing)
- Academic Press Journals
- Additional Journals
- Érudit *Not maintained by CRKN. See note below about Érudit collections
- 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 KBART page.
Reference File: 2022 Changes
To better communicate changes taking place as part of this annual update, the KBESC is also releasing a reference file with two tabs (Titles Removed or Updated & Titles Added), detailing the changes which may impact your entitlements. The file is available on the KBART page.
Discoverability in Knowledge Bases
To confirm the collection name of a particular list in your institution’s knowledge base of choice, please consult the license profile or on the KBART page which also includes new KBART files for content not under license, like the Canadiana collections and the CRKN Open Access Journals List.
Last year, CRKN recommended that members activate the Érudit-provided collections in their respective knowledge bases. However, it soon became apparent that the metadata being transmitted by Érudit was conflating embargoed and non-embargoed coverage in such a way that most of the more recent content was not correctly displaying in discovery systems. We have discussed this with Érudit, who were aware of the issue and have been attempting to resolve it over the last year.
While the corrections have not yet been made, Érudit has now obtained guidance from the NISO KBART Standards Committee and will be proceeding with new collections in the coming weeks. CRKN will send members a separate message once the new collections are available with recommendations on which to activate, according to your participation in the Érudit partnership or agreement for cultural magazines. If you have any questions or concerns about Érudit targets, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any questions about CRKN’s KBART files or the annual updating process, please contact: