January 24, 2022

Now Available: New Demonstrator Service of STM’s Article Sharing Framework

From the STM Association:

STM (the Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers) has today announced the launch of a demonstrator implementation for its well-received Article Sharing Framework (ASF). The ASF leverages existing industry technologies and infrastructures to enable content sharing in ways that are simple, seamless and consistent with publisher’s policies and legal frameworks. The ASF therefore supports platforms to comply with the 2019/790 EU directive which deals with copyright in the Digital Single Market.

Developed by STM Solutions, the operational arm of STM, and in close collaboration with STM’s ASF Working Group, the newly launched demonstrator enables platforms to use the ASF and start developing and testing integrations using real-life data delivered by participating publishers, thus allowing platforms to determine in real-time whether journal articles can be legally shared.

The ASF enables platforms to make sharing decisions in real-time utilising metadata that is embedded within the content by publishers and made available via an application programming interface (API). With a full implementation by Crossref expected in 2022, the demonstrator released today showcases the value and applicability of the ASF. The demonstrator is based on real-life ASF license information from several publishers covering over hundred thousand recently published journal articles.

More information and technical specifications can be found online at https://www.stm

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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.