What is a baseprint?
A baseprint is a digitally encoded document created to disseminate research across independent websites in both PDF and HTML formats. Compared to PDF files, baseprints offer advantages for research communication by combining features of preprints and blog posts. A preliminary type of baseprint is based on JATS4R (JATS XML) and Software Heritage IDs. However, as of 2022, the technology for working with baseprints is new and still under development, and the tools for working with baseprints are not yet user-friendly.
AUDIENCE: Developers and early adopters of tools and services for research communication.
STAGE: Edition 2 planned. Feedback welcome.