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Ideas for Recommendations for Report

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 16:50:12 -0700
Message-ID: <20110324165012.753293kdl33zejec@kcoyle.net>
To: public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>
The working group has fleshed out text on the issues that have been  
identified around LLD, and now wants to gather ideas for  
recommendations that the report can make. Recommendations can be at  
various levels from general to specific, and it would be good to have  
a number of proposals that could result in gains in the short term.

We assume that the recommendations will evolve out of the issues. At  
the high level, the issues we have identified are:

     * 1.1 Linked Data is an emerging technology
     * 1.2 Library data is expressed in library-specific formats that  
cannot be easily shared outside the library community
     * 1.3 The library standards process is highly top-down and non-agile
     * 1.4 Current library data practices are expensive (and the true  
costs are unmeasured)
     * 1.5 Library ecosystem is designed for stability and resists change
     * 1.6 Library data may have rights issues that prevent open publication

Each section has a fair amount of detail.

As a first pass, the general categories for recommendations are:

     * 2.1 Identify costs of current practices, and costs and ROI to  
moving to LLD
     * 2.2 Identify issues for migration to LLD, both technical,  
managerial, and intellectual
     * 2.3 Identify areas where existing library community standards  
and Semantic Web standards require extension or development to support  
     * 2.4 Identify tools that are needed to support the creation and  
use of LLD
     * 2.5 Analysis for the transformation of current library data to LLD
           o 2.5.1 Deduplication
     * 2.6 Cultivate a research and development environment
     * 2.7 Create educational opportunities
     * 2.8 Include metadata design in library and information science education
     * 2.9 Foster a discussion about open data and rights

We expect there to be iteration between the issues and the  
recommendations as we work on this, so if you have a recommendation  
with no issue, or vice-versa, please send it in.

We are asking committee members and anyone else who wishes to begin to  
fill out points in the recommendations area. (We'll turn it into text  
as part of the editing process, so short bullets are ok if they make  
sense.) If you do not have edit access to the wiki, you can air your  
recommendations on this list and we'll gather them. Of course,  
discussion is encouraged. This is the real meat of our report and all  
ideas are welcome.


Karen Coyle
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