Check out our new book chapter discussing licensing options for research metadata:
Pre-print available here: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1609.05700.pdf
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.