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Re: Ideas for Recommendations for Report

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 10:06:50 -0700
Message-ID: <20110328100650.71276rxi3337z6sq@kcoyle.net>
To: Richard Light <richard@light.demon.co.uk>
Cc: public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>
Richard, I tried to get as many of your ideas as I could into the  
recommendations as bullet points (I could imagine returning to your  
blog for some help with a more textual explanation). Take a look and  
see if you have other ideas that should be included. Note that I  
created a new section:

Encourage interoperability between library data and data from other sources

     * in particular other cultural heritage communities, but not only
     * define sharing as data exchange that will not be just libraries  
making their data available, but that data can flow from other  
communities to libraries as well
     * include a discussion of user-provided information, from the  
more formal (inclusion in syllabi) to the informal (user tagging)

Given that LD is all about interoperability, the general concept is a  
given, but it seems to me that there are some particular issues with  
libraries in this area, so that's what I was trying to address.


Quoting Richard Light <richard@light.demon.co.uk>:

> Hi,
> 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:
> http://light.demon.co.uk/wordpress/?p=91
> Comments on my comments are welcome.
> Richard
> 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 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.
>> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Draft_issues_page
> -- 
> Richard Light

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