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Publication of Digital Documents : Content, Layout and Metadata

Traduction(s) de cet article : français
Intervenant(s) :Jacques Cuvillier
Type d'événement :Conférence
Date :Jeudi 9 juillet 2009
Horaire :10h50
Durée :20 minutes
Langue :Français
Lieu :Salle E103 - Ireste

What is a license ? an original work. But if an original creation is relatively easy to identify in the the case of software, it is much less in the case of a literary or scientific publication.

In respect of software, as we know the algorithm itself is not patentable, neighter the properties that apply to character encoding of the source text, the intellectual properties apply primarily on the originality of the source program itself.

As a work print, it is quite different. A fable of La Fontaine climbed in the public domain long time ago, but we can not copy and distribute the creation of a publisher who publishes them. This would require different assignments of rights relating to the layout which is actually an original work, as well as any illustrations, and even character fonts.

If the works distributed is described in a database, the database was itself the subject of protection.

Then, how to manage the complexity of the interaction of intangible rights ?

The tag formats - typically XML - can advantageously place into separate entities over which the rights apply. This advantage does not exist when using formats - such as pdf - convey all the content, layout, character fonts, images. It is therefore appropriate to focus on formats that can be expressed separately from plain text file, style sheets, image files ... This allows to apply separately licenses wisely.

For that databases can efficiently identify the proposed works to the public, they are "packed" with a set of essential features : the meta data. The effectiveness of their distribution will depend largely on the rules of use and standardization of these metadata.