Licensing Terms and Rights Information
As the number of digital resources in library collections grows, libraries have increasing difficulty in managing, and ensuring that they comply with, the ever-growing number of different licenses that they hold. Libraries need to be able to:
- express licenses in a machine-readable format
- load them into electronic resource management systems
- link them to digital resources
- communicate key usage terms to users
Publishers will also benefit from the ability to maintain their licenses in a standard machine-readable form.