Subject: [jats-list] JATS and Open Access Metadata Indicators|
From: "Lizzi, Vincent" <Vincent.Lizzi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:03:08 +0000
We are reviewing NISO RP-22-201x, Open Access Metadata Indicators (http://www.niso.org/workrooms/oami/), in relation to JATS. This proposal suggests adding two elements to hold core Open Access metadata to existing schemas. Quoting from the proposal: a) Free-to-read (<free_to_read>) - A simple status that defines whether the work is accessible, without charge or other restriction (such as registration), to read online. This status can optionally carry a start date to define the timepoint when the work will become free-to-read. It may also specify an end date when it will cease to be free-to-read where appropriate. b) License reference (<license_ref>) - A reference to a URI that carries the license terms specifying how a work may be used. There will be no limitations on the license specified or on the terms contained within the license. Multiple license reference elements can be provided. Each of these may have a different start date. The proposal suggests that these elements should be present in addition to, and take precedence over, any similar elements that might already be present in the host schema. There is overlap between these elements and the <license> element that already exists in JATS. Considering how to implement this proposal with JATS raises many questions. One possible approach is to add <free_to_read> and <license_ref> to JATS. However, it is a potential source of errors and confusion to have more than one element holding the same information. Would it be better to remove <license> from JATS (possibly by deprecating it) and add <free_to_read> and <license_ref>? Alternatively, it seems reasonable to just use <license> to tag the information and transform to <free_to_read> and <license_ref> when necessary. The <license> element could be modified to add optional start_date and end_date attributes. Does anyone on this list have thoughts as to how the Open Access Metadata Indicators proposal could be applied with JATS? Vincent Vincent M. Lizzi - Electronic Production Manager Taylor & Francis Group 325 Chestnut St., Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106 E-Mail: vincent.lizzi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Phone: 215-606-4221 Web: http://www.tandfonline.com/ Taylor & Francis is a trading name of Informa UK Limited, registered in England under no. 1072954 "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."