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Assigning Creative Commons Licenses to Research Metadata: Issues and Cases

  • Marta Poblet
  • Amir Aryani
  • Paolo Manghi
  • Kathryn Unsworth
  • Jingbo Wang
  • Brigitte Hausstein
  • Sunje Dallmeier-Tiessen
  • Claus-Peter Klas
  • Pompeu Casanovas
  • Victor Rodriguez-Doncel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10791)

Abstract

This paper discusses the problem of lack of clear licensing and transparency of usage terms and conditions for research metadata. Making research data connected, discoverable and reusable are the key enablers of the new data revolution in research. We discuss how the lack of transparency hinders discovery of research data and make it disconnected from the publication and other trusted research outcomes. In addition, we discuss the application of Creative Commons licenses for research metadata, and provide some examples of the applicability of this approach to internationally known data infrastructures.

Keywords

Semantic web Research metadata Licensing Discoverability Data infrastructure Creative commons Open data 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Poblet
    • 1
  • Amir Aryani
    • 2
  • Paolo Manghi
    • 3
  • Kathryn Unsworth
    • 2
  • Jingbo Wang
    • 4
  • Brigitte Hausstein
    • 5
  • Sunje Dallmeier-Tiessen
    • 6
  • Claus-Peter Klas
    • 5
  • Pompeu Casanovas
    • 7
    • 8
  • Victor Rodriguez-Doncel
    • 9
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Australian National Data Service (ANDS)Caulfield EastAustralia
  3. 3.ISTI, Italian Research CouncilPisaItaly
  4. 4.Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  5. 5.GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social SciencesMannheimGermany
  6. 6.CERNGenevaSwitzerland
  7. 7.IDTAutonomous University of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  8. 8.La Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia
  9. 9.Universidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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