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RE: Ideas for Recommendations for Report

From: Tillett, Barbara <btil@loc.gov>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 08:35:36 -0400
To: "'Karen Coyle'" <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>, public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1D525027B29706438707F336D75A279F1682D9736B@LCXCLMB03.LCDS.LOC.GOV>
A quick background note related to the report outline item 1.3 for library standards being "highly top-down and non-agile" - this is very rapidly evolving with the changes to RDA and we are at an excellent time to influence how it should be done.  For RDA there is a Committee of Principals - they will be meeting in August to discuss governance to be more inclusive of international concerns and representation.  The JSC (Joint Steering Committee) structure divides the world into constituencies with responsible representatives taking proposals and comments from the constituencies to the representative for agreement in the JSC - this structure pre-dates Internet and includes all the constituents in the decision making - not just those writing the most on lists.  Also more is being done by email with suggestions coming from constituents.  I hope that will be recognized in your report and that you make suggestions that will assure stakeholders are engaged in the process. 

We also are working on the process for maintaining the controlled vocabularies for RDA in the RDA Toolkit and in the hopefully synchronized Registry that Diane Hillmann, Karen Coyle, and Jon Phipps have built for us.  The JSC has discussed how best to assure a speedy process to update with additions and changes following the JSC decisions.  ALA Publishing has said for now the RDA Toolkit updates could happen monthly (the JSC wanted to have it at any moment needed, but a monthly update is a good start).

I'd also love to see suggestions for a MARC replacement and that process. - bt

-----Original Message-----
From: public-lld-request@w3.org [mailto:public-lld-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Karen Coyle
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 7:50 PM
To: public-lld
Subject: Ideas for Recommendations for Report

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 LLD
     * 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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Received on Friday, 25 March 2011 12:36:15 UTC

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