January 28, 2022

NISO’s Updated Access & License Indicators (ALI) Recommended Practice Now Available For Public Comment

From the National Information Standards Organization (NISO):

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.

Learn More, Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to Draft Update: Access & License Indicators (ALI) Recommended Practice (NISO RP-22-202X)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.