I certainly fall into the first class of people described by this post. The opening discussion of Rights Metadata makes me want to pause and then maybe get ready for a headache, mostly because it sounds very complicated. I thought this article was a great in simplifying the necessary steps and processing of Rights Metadata.
I particularly liked how the author gave some examples of how useful Rights Metadata could be, for instance citing the benefits of knowing when the work was originally published for calculating copyright. Now it could just be me, but it also seemed as though the article didn’t really address the three main questions after the original response. As stated above, the article does show how useful Rights Metadata can be, but at the same time it lists multiple steps which will need to be populated by a librarian, although bolstered by selecting data entry from lists or the LCSH, and the ongoing nature of Rights Metadata could easily be exhausting. The ongoing nature of Rights Metadata sounds particularly draining on time and resources. Does anyone know if there are any tools which help to update this information?