Welcome to Knowledge Base+

Knowledge Base+ (KB+) aims to help libraries to manage their e-resources more efficiently by providing accurate publication, subscription, licence information and a set of library management tools.

KB+ aims to ensure that all parts of a library’s supply chain have access to all the information they need whenever they need to avoid duplication of effort. It is a one-stop shop for the management of e-resource information.

Specifically, KB+ provides:

• A centrally maintained and managed knowledge base in which we collate, verify and update knowledge base metadata for e-journal, e-book and databases, including national and regional consortium agreements from across the UK All our metadata is made available under an open licence and disseminated throughout the library supply chain so that the right organisations have the data they need when they need it. Currently Ex Libris, Proquest, OCLC and EBSCO all use KB+ data in their systems. For a full list of the packages available from KB+ please visit the public exports page {publicExport}

• Subscription and Licence management tools that allow librarians to customise, compare and download information to be reused and share (exports formatted for use with link resolvers to avoid costly and wasteful duplication of effort by libraries all trying to do the same thing by themselves)

• Licence information for Jisc Collections’ licence agreements in different human and machine readable formats. Institutions can create their own licence information, making use of templates created by us or their own licences

• Subscription tools to help you track details of entitlements and journal coverage, manage renewals, compare different journal packages, view usage statistics from JUSP

• Finance module including cost per use calculator

• Collaboration space – announcements regarding additions and changes to data in the system and the ability to add notes and documents to subscriptions and licences

What you can use KB+ for?

• Purchasing and licence management: in KB+ you can see what's included in your digital subscriptions and how they can be used

• Tracking ongoing access by understanding your long-term access rights and routes to digital content. In KB+ you can view detailed records of e-resource entitlements during and after subscription

• Evaluation and review helping you understand the value of your digital subscriptions and non-digital collections to inform collection management decisions. In KB+, you can compare and make decisions on e-journal packages and get cost per use data

• Discovery and delivery: in KB+ we provide trusted list of titles to which you can subscribe then offer to users

More information about how institutions are using KB+ can be found here {https://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/KnowledgeBasePlus/Help/Use-cases/}