Re: [jats-list] JATS and Open Access Metadata Indicators

Subject: Re: [jats-list] JATS and Open Access Metadata Indicators
From: Alf Eaton <eaton.alf@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 09:59:02 +0000
On 17 January 2014 20:26, Beck, Jeff (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [E]
<beck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> It would be ideal if a group of publishers who were very interested in Open
> Access Metadata Indicators created a best practices for tagging
> license/license-reference material in JATS.

If I was to implement this right now, I can think of two options:

1. Allow "free-to-read" as a value for the "license-type" attribute of
the existing <license> element (which already has a href attribute for
referencing the license URL).

<license license-type="free-to-read"
    <license-p>License information as textb&</license-p>

A license-type of "open-access" would continue to be a superset of
"free-to-read" (implying also "free-to-redistribute",
"free-to-modify", etc).

For licensing that changes over time, allow multiple "license"
elements, each with "start-date" and/or "end-date" attributes.

2. Keep the <license> element as it is, and add one or more empty
<free-to-read> elements, with "start-date" and "end-date" attributes.


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