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Re: Incubate best practices

From: Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 13:43:12 -0400
To: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Cc: public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100615174312.GA4472@octavius>
On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 10:17:02AM -0700, Karen Coyle wrote:
> 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.

Leigh Dodds and Ian Davis have started a pattern catalog at [1],
not scoped to library data per se.

Tom

[1] http://patterns.dataincubator.org/book/

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Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
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