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Comment on "Current situation" - traditional library data section

From: Emmanuelle Bermes <manue@figoblog.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 07:04:59 -0400
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To: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
I've been reading through the report, in its new version, for preparing my
IFLA presentation, and the beginning of the "current situation", the part on
traditional library data, still feels a little weird, at least to a french
user. The statements made here are very "dry" and they would need more
reference.

Regarding inks: most French if not European catalogues do have links between
authority and bibliographic records. I think it it's necessary to
acknowledge that if we don't want french/european readers to feel not
concerned by the report (that's an oral comment I got here).
We can state that it would be better though if those links were global
rather than local (if they were URIs).

Regarding the paragraph on Standards: it would be clearer if we could
specify which standards are targeted if we think about MARC, Z3950... We
should also specify standardization bodies active in the library community :
IFLA, JSC, in order to demonstrate how specialized they are.
If we think about DC : the current wording would suggest either that DC is
not a library standard, or that it's not targeted at other communities. I
think both statements are false, and that's one reason I think we need to be
more specific.

In general I like the concise style of the report, but it's getting really
too concise in these few paragraphs. We can do as in other parts on the same
section, about available data or rights, try to mix issues with more
positive statements about what has been done already.

I'm happy to give it a try if no one objects.

Emma
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