Digital signatures and document supply – investigation continues
Posted by gazjjohnson on 19 January, 2010
Following on from this earlier post, I’ve had a couple of very useful interchanges with Anne Bell (Cardiff) and Graham Titley (Portsmouth) on this subject. I was pointed in their direction and some other folks by quite a few of my followers on twitter – so thanks Mairie, Georgeina, Sarah, Damyanti and all the rest. I’m waiting on a few other people I’ve contacted, not to mention those on a distribution list, to come back to me as well.
hopefully this should give me a broad idea of the state of the art in the UK right now. I’m editing together everything I’ve learned so far into a review document, distilling the experiences I encounter and raising the questions that we need to answer for ourselves before we can move in this direction for definite. But since others have already gone down this path I’m hoping the only challenges we face are operational and technical, and not legal.
We’ll be having a meeting next week at which we’ll be discussing the initial thoughts and next steps, and at which point doubtless I’ll have more to report back on.
[Edit Tue evening: Thanks to Peter Suber for pointing out that Charle’s site has now evolved in to the Bibliography of Open Access Wiki. The old site still contains some bookend material but is now static.]