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A needs pyramid for LLD

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:58:33 -0800
Message-ID: <20110310125833.15433ea25hgj2i61@kcoyle.net>
To: public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>
As part of the work on defining issues for LLD for the final report, I  
made up what I saw as a pyramid of dependencies -- what has to happen  
before the next thing can happen. Others all saw it as being a type of  
needs pyramid. In any case, we may not be using it for the issues  
work, but I have to say that it helped me organize my thinking, which  
goes like this:

from top to bottom:

1. With FRBR and RDA, and people realizing that MARC is aging, we have  
an opportunity
2. We can't make use of the opportunity unless we have the means: time, money
3. Even if we have the time and money, we won't be successful unless  
we have the skills
4. Those skills will not realize the goals without leadership within  
the community
5. The community will not begin to move on this unless it has a strong  

To me it also makes sense in the other direction: from Motivation to  


If it helps, use it; if not, feel free to ignore.


Karen Coyle
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