PRISM 2.1 Specifications
In 1999, IDEAlliance founded the PRISM Working Group to address emerging publisher requirements to utilize standardized metadata to facilitate content management, aggregation, and search. Since that time, the PRISM metadata framework has been broadly implemented by both magazine and journal publishers. PRISM 2.1, released on May 15, 2009, once more takes a leadership role by addressing usage rights in the multimedia, multi-channel publishing environment.
PRISM 2.1 focuses on addressing the requirements of publishers and media companies to manage and track rights and permissions for a wide variety of media assets across multiple delivery platforms and distribution channels. The major additions to the specification are a new PRISM namespace for “usage rights” and a PRISM Rights Guide that provides an XML “Rights Model” that can be used as a starting point for the implementation of a Digital Rights Management (DAM) system.
PRISM extends its rights metadata element set beyond the “rights” fields selected from Dublin Core in order to meet publisher’s requirements for fuller description usage rights for magazine and journal content. The new PRISM Usage Rights (pur:) namespace contains elements that describe usage rights for a wide range of content publication, licensing, and reuse situations. Altogether, the Working Group has defined 14 new elements detail usage rights and restrictions for a wide range of licensing, and reuse situations.
Errata for PRISM 2.1 was posted in 2010. Please use this updated version of the PRISM 2.1 Specification