KBART 4.2.4: inconsistent date formatting

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Core problem:

Without a standard format, coverage dates can be interpreted
incorrectly. (For example, does 20080305 signify 5 March 2008 or 3 May 2008?) The
existence of multiple dates for an article (for example, online posting date versus issue
publication date, where these differ) can also prevent a match being made between a
citation and the knowledge base.

User impact:

Inaccurate date information prevents the knowledge base from matching a
source citation to a target resource, which in turn prevents end users from accessing
resources, causing frustration and reducing usage.


The content provider should use the most current version of standard ISO
(Data elements and interchange formats – Information interchange –
Representation of dates and times) date syntaxes when interpreting and displaying date



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