John Mark Ockerbloom
Apr. 11, 2006
Building a robust knowledge
base for copyright information
Usability: Should be easy for humans and
programs to comprehend as needed
Main machine-processing requirement: Lookup
Inclusiveness: Make it easy for researchers to
contribute any relevant information
What work (journal, issues ) is being referred to?
What is asserted about its copyright?
What are the facts that support this assertion?
Who is making the assertion? (And perhaps: when?)
Reliability: Support degrees of certainty and
authority, audit (history) trail