[OAI-implementers] usefulness of free text fields
Sun, 29 Jul 2001 14:51:33 -0400
> On the other hand, why are you publishing the metadata if you don't want it
As an example, the RePEc community would be unhappy to have the data
sold or included in a product that is sold.
> The best way to control rights will be by who you let into your
> server and if it's a public server it would seem there is an
> expectation that it may be consolidated by others into larger
In that case, you are out there with Liu's suggestion that you should
enter into bilateral aggreement. That strikes me as a bit bureaucratic
but it may be necessary to avoid abuse.
I was the first to propose a legal framework for the exchange of
metadata at the Santa Fe meeting. I was also the first to experience
serious abuse of my community's metadata. Despite that, I have somewhat
changed my mind about the legal issue in the OAI context. I believe
that it is too early to judge a legal framework right now. It is best
to visit the issue a few years' down the line, when we have more
experience with the kind of setup that we are creating. Until then,
we can deal with problems if and when they occur. IMHO that is better
than setting up a structure that prevents problems but adds to the cost
of protocol uptake.
Thomas Krichel mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org