- A reduction in the costly duplication of staff time and effort in the population, maintenance and correction of knowledge bases
- A contribution to enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of local e-resource management
- Fewer broken links and incorrect holdings, helping to ensure better value from existing subscribed e-resources.
- Improved user experience from better access to subscribed e-resources
- Improved return on investment (ROI) from existing knowledge bases and e-resource management systems (e.g. link resolvers, etc.) which should be enhanced by taking feeds from the centralised knowledge base.
- The potential to reassign staff activity away from repetitive back-of-house administration.
- It is recognised that phase 1 of the project is unlikely to deliver major savings before August 2012 – the benefits are likely to become more tangible in the medium to long term and will be articulated in the business case for phase 2 and beyond.
See also What’s in it for libraries?