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Re: Ideas for Recommendations for Report

From: Richard Light <richard@light.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 11:55:20 +0000
Message-ID: <9R6NB3KoKIjNFwR7@light.demon.co.uk>
To: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Cc: public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>


I've been lurking on this list for a while, thinking about the various 
debates, and this call for comments has helped spur me into some sort of 
action. I've put the thoughts which come to the front of my mind here:


Comments on my comments are welcome.


In message <20110324165012.753293kdl33zejec@kcoyle.net>, Karen Coyle 
<kcoyle@kcoyle.net> writes
>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.

Richard Light
Received on Friday, 25 March 2011 11:56:50 UTC

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