Rightsstatements.org White Paper: Requirements for the Technical Infrastructure for Standardized International Rights Statements
This document is part of the deliverables created by the RightsStatements.org consortium. It provides the technical requirements for implementation of the Standardized International Rights Statements. These requirements are based on the principles and specifications found in the normative Recommendations for Standardized International Rights Statements. This document replaces and supersedes the previously released Recommendations for the Technical Infrastructure for Standardized Rights Statements, released by this working group. The Requirements for the Technical Infrastructure for Standardized International Rights Statements describes the expected behaviours for a service that enables the delivery of human and machine-readable representations of the rights statements. It documents the fundamental decisions that informed the development of a data model grounded in Linked Data approaches. This document also provides proposed implementation guidelines and a non-normative set of examples for incorporating rights statements into provider metadata.