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Re: Ideas for Recommendations for Report

From: Richard Light <richard@light.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:24:19 +0000
Message-ID: <Nl0BsEQTWKjNFw0e@light.demon.co.uk>
To: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
Cc: public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>
In message 
<AANLkTikUS00kz4Y8yC4eY6Mv+0vKmfzK6x5_P_CyE=VJ@mail.gmail.com>, Ed 
Summers <ehs@pobox.com> writes
>Thanks for your blog post, and for mentioning it in here. I think you
>make an *extremely* important point that Linked Data allows
>traditional library data to participate in a larger ecosystem of data
>on the Web. And that this is actually a natural evolution of
>cooperative cataloging models.
>Perhaps I'm being overly naive, but the walls between the descriptive
>practices of archives, museums and libraries make less and less sense
>as web technology has been adopted. Indeed, many of the interests of
>the museum and archival community are reflected in the use cases that
>the working group collected [1]. So it would be a shame to
>under-represent them in our final report.

I think one point of commonality is that the challenge of Linked Data 
has made all three communities scratch their heads and think hard about 
their legacy cataloguing practice. ;-)

>Would you be willing to join Ross Singer and myself on Skype to talk
>about the "benefits" section of the report on Monday of next week at
>14:00:00 UTC? Anyone else who is reading this and wants to participate
>please just respond on list. My apologies for not coordinating this
>better with Emma and Tom (who expressed interest earlier). We can
>adjust the time a bit, but we definitely should meet Monday so there
>is time to write down our thoughts for the discussion on Thursday's

I'm willing in principle, and I have Skype in principle ... this will be 
an opportunity to find out how (and if) it actually works.

Richard Light
Received on Friday, 25 March 2011 14:27:03 UTC

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