Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The importance of linking electronic resources and their licence terms: a project to implement ONIX for Licensing Terms for UK academic institutions

This article from Liam Earney from JISC Collections and Brian Green from Book Industry Communication looks at the issues facing libraries as they seek to manage and communicate rights negotiated in an ever increasing number of licences for online resources. It addresses the work that JISC Collections and EDItEUR have been engaged in to develop machine-readable licence expressions of JISC Collections licences that are suitable for import into library systems. The article explores the potential benefits such work offers to the UK academic community, as well as the issues and challenges JISC Collections has faced in this work.

Further details can be found here.

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