[OAI-general] OAI and intellectual property issues
Wed, 18 Jul 2001 06:09:17 -0400
Josť Luis Borbinha writes
> The idea behind OAI is not to consider "the metadata as THE
> resource", but to raise the awareness about the resource that the
> metadata describes. In that sense, the value is in the resource,
> and not in the metadata that it announces.
Some collections made available through OAI may want to
mix metadata about resources with data on non-resources.
That is definitely the case in RePEc.
> IMHO, the organizations willing to put their metadata available
> trough an OAI interface must be aware that such metadata will be
> "lost" for the public domain.
There is no hope that my community will agree to that.
See my previous mail.
> In fact, they should be happy if someone else will produce added
> value on the top of it and makes money with that, since the target
> is the resource that the metadata describes...
We are not happy. We are happy to give the data away
for free only if it is not sold or included in a product
Thomas Krichel mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org