HeinOnline Title Lists Converting Exclusively to KBART Format

Enhancements, Technical Support, What's New
Shannon Sabo

In the very near future, we will be eliminating the option to download lists of titles in HeinOnline as a CSV file type. Instead, we will exclusively use KBART as the delivery method for this information. We have recently enhanced our KBART files to conform with the latest (Phase II) Recommended Practice Report; also, these KBART files contain the same title metadata that was available using the CSV file type.

Knowledge Bases and Related Tools (KBART)  was created by The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) in 2010 to improve the supply of data to link resolvers and knowledge bases, in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of OpenURL linking. KBART focuses specifically on data related to content holdings rather than on bibliographic data about individual titles, which does not need to be updated as regularly as holdings data.The KBART format can be used for both human-readable and machine-readable purposes and is a low cost approach to effective knowledge base metadata transfer for publishers. With implementation of the KBART format, 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. In short, KBART provides a low cost, easy solution for providers’ data to be accurately disseminated to users.

KBART title lists can be obtained by clicking the "more information" icon located on the HeinOnline Welcome Page next to each collection:

The purpose of this change is to ensure that the most accurate and complete data possible is available for publishers, customers, and knowledge base vendors. If you have problems downloading KBART title lists, please contact HeinOnline Support via e-mail, live chat, or call (800) 277-6995.