Release of OAI Rights Specification
Conveying Rights Expressions About Metadata in the OAI-PMH Framework
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 21:23:26 -0400 (EDT) From: Simeon Warner <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Release of OAI Rights Specification
[Editors of Conveying Rights Expressions About Metadata in the OAI-PMH Framework]
We are pleased to announce the release of guidelines for conveying rights expressions about metadata in the OAI-PMH framework:
The guidelines specify a mechanism for including rights expressions that pertain to the contents of the <metadata> parts of records in OAI-PMH responses. No new rights expression language has been created. Instead, the specification provides a mechanism to include existing and future XML rights expressions. Description of rights expressions associated with set and repository aggregations is supported through manifests of rights expressions in set and repository descriptions. The design has been guided by the need for simple and clear semantics that will allow service-providers to make harvesting and use decisions based on these rights expressions.
The guidelines were developed by the OAI-rights effort initiated in collaboration with project RoMEO, and have benefited from the broad experience of a number of contributors:
Herbert Van de Sompel
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Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See details in the 2005-05-06 news story: "Open Archives Initiative Releases Specification for Conveying Rights Expressions." General references in "XML and Digital Rights Management (DRM)."