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While this Recommended Practice outlines a number of important steps that content providers can take to improve how data is transferred among and between the members of the e-resources supply chain, the NISO/UKSG KBART Working Group believes there are many additional steps that can be taken by all stakeholders to further improve the library user’s experience when using link resolvers and their related knowledge bases. These are as follows:

  • Definitions for global vs. local updates (see Section 7.1.1)
  • Consortia-specific metadata transfer
  • Institution-specific metadata transfer
  • Documentation of guidelines for non-text content metadata transfer
  • Review of metadata transfer for e-books
  • Monitoring and enforcing compliance with KBART recommendations
  • Exchange of ERM data

The KBART Working Group welcomes feedback on the future direction of KBART from all users of this Recommended Practice.

7.1 Recommendations and Further Discussion