KBART 5.1: transitioning to KBART

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For those content providers that already provide metadata files to knowledge base
developers (for example, in OAI or ONIX-SOH format), this set of recommendations can
be used as a guide to review their current provision with a view to incorporating missing
mandatory fields recommended in this document. It may be that current methods of file
transfer and naming conventions adopted by these content providers is adequate and no
change may be required to file transfer and naming.

For those content providers that don’t send metadata files relating to their content
already, these recommendations can be taken as a full set of implementation guidelines.

Content providers who are participants in CrossRef can contact CrossRef for assistance
in some areas of metadata exchange; CrossRef already manages nearly all of the
information defined below, and is exploring options for serving as a central hub to
distribute its members’ information to metadata users.


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