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September 12, 2013 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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Public Free to Comment on NISO Draft

A revised draft of “Knowledge Bases and Related Tools” (KBART) is open for public comment until Oct. 4, 2013. This metadata-themed recommended practice from the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and UKSG has new emphasis on consortia-specific, open access (OA), ebook, and conference proceedings metadata transfers.

KBART was originally published in 2010 as a guide to metadata formatting for content providers and knowledgebase developers. “Since the first Recommended Practice was issued, over 50 publishers and content providers have endorsed KBART and demonstrated their commitment to good quality metadata provision,” says Magaly Bascones, co-chair of the KBART Working Group.

After the initial round of feedback from librarians and consortia, NISO and UKSG edited KBART to address more complex issues that affect the metadata supply chain, according to Chad Hutchens, the KBART Working Group’s other co-chair.

The KBART Working Group will revise and republish the recommended practice again once the public comment period closes.

Source: National Information Standards Organization

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