The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced today that its draft updated Access & License Indicators (ALI) Recommended Practice (NISO RP-22-202X) is available for public comment through September 18. Originally published in 2015, this Recommended Practice defines the metadata indicators used to indicate free-to-read content, as well as for linking to license terms for the use/re-use of that content. The public comment focus will be limited to the changed/added material in the Recommended Practice.
In response to community feedback, the updated Practice now also includes metadata and indicators that allow metadata users to filter or target subsets of license information. This, in turn, enables content platforms and other applications to determine whether their users can share a specific journal article version – or elements of it – in specific contexts, such as with researcher collaboration groups or on public profiles.
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