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Incubate best practices

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 10:17:02 -0700
Message-ID: <20100615101702.m3l4ehwfwcs4k4s0@kcoyle.net>
To: public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>

Since library data has some common patterns, it seems like one project  
to incubate would be the creation of examples of how to present those  
patterns in linked data, and some best practices for "linked data  
friendly" output from traditional library data. This would save  
everyone a lot of time in developing linked data for libraries, and  
would probably have the result of bringing more consistency overall.

As an example, there could be a best practice for the description of  
personal names and name variants, a topic that has come up recently on  
the foaf list. This is a pretty complex problem, and it would be a  
shame to have to solve it multiple times in different projects, with  
different results.

Best practices aren't mandatory, so no one HAS to follow them; they  
exist to guide those who desire guidance, and to save people time.  
They are not usually as formal as standards, and could be entirely in  
the form of examples and short explanations. There can be competing  
best practices, so that one has a choice should there be more than one  
"good way" to solve a problem.


Karen Coyle
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