KBART Automated Holdings Feeds: Next Generation Content Management for Libraries
February 2019 | Springer Nature is delighted to offer its customers KBART Automation for their knowledge bases and discovery services. This means that for the first time, libraries and research institutions can make their content discoverable and accessible with minimal manual work, and in a fraction of the time it has previously taken.
Springer Admin Portal features will soon migrate to new Librarian Portal
May 2017 | Since the launch of the Springer Nature Librarian Portal, our development team has continuously been working towards integrating all administration functionalities into one interface. We successfully migrated the nature.com Site License Administration Account features, and are now ready to complete the process with the Springer Admin Portal.
Advancing Discovery at Libraries
May 2017 | As the industry sees a shift in the way users search for content, librarians are in a unique position to influence the discovery process. The challenge is to make the content procured, searchable and accessible, so librarians are looking to content providers for help with discovery.
The New Metadata Downloader: Richer Data, Improved Discoverability
May 2018 | Springer Nature has replaced its MARC Downloader with an enhanced Metadata Downloader which is seeing fast uptake from the global library community. We asked two of the minds behind the tool - Sebastian Bock, Digital Product Manager in the Metadata Management Team and Björn Johansson, Senior UX Designer – what had inspired the new tool, what improvements they’ve made, and how it has been welcomed by librarians.
Federated access, RA21, Seamless Access, GetFTR… A brief explainer
February 2020 | The way that researchers have traditionally authenticated to publisher websites to access institutional subscriptions is via IP address. The device (desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile phone…) that the researcher uses is connected to their institutional network, the publisher’s websites sees the researcher coming from the institution's network based on their IP, and grants them access.
MARC Records Enhancements
August 2018 | To improve the quality of our records and to be more RDA compliant we will release enriched MARC records on August 31. This concerns MARC21 and MARCxml books and journal records available through the MARC downloader tool and article MARC which can be received through FTP. We will re-create our MARC records so that all available records for content from Springer Nature will contain the enrichments.
Diving into (meta)data with our Institutional Data Development Team
In our ‘Behind the scenes’ series we take a look at internal Springer Nature teams, explore their work and how they support the librarian community. For this article, we talked to the Springer Nature Institutional Data Development team.