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Expanding library-world acronyms and spelling "cataloging" without "u"

From: Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2011 09:57:41 -0400
To: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110902135741.GA60629@julius>
I'd like some additional eyes on edits I made to one particular sub-section
of The Current Situation [1], which previously read:
    Many library standards, such as MARC or Z39.50, have been developed or are
    developed in a library-specific context. Standardization in libraries is
    often undertaken by bodies only dedicated to the domain, such as IFLA or
    the JSC for development of RDA. By encouraging these bodies to broaden
    their scope or to liaise with other standardization bodies, Linked Data
    creates an opportunity to expand the context and utility of such standards
    to relevant data created and used by other communities.

...and now reads:

    Many library standards, such as the MAchine-Readable Cataloging format
    (MARC) or the client-server protocolo Z39.50, have been (or continue to be)
    developed in a library-specific context. Standardization in the library
    world is often undertaken by bodies focused exclusively on the library
    domain, such as the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)
    or the Joint Steering Committee for the Development of Resource Description
    and Access (RDA). By broadening their scope or liaising with other
    standardization bodies, such as W3C, bodies such as these can expand the
    relevance and applicability of their standards to data created and used by
    other communities.


-- US spelling of "cataloging," which I have now also changed in Benefits [2] and
   ConversionStyle [3] (after consulting with Gordon).
-- Full expansion of acronyms or, in the case of Z39.50, an adjective saying what 
   it is.
-- Corrected a final sentence which said that "Linked Data" would itself act to 
   "encourage standardization bodies".

It would be great if one or two of you could give the paragraph a careful read...


[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Draft_issues_page_take2&diff=6083&oldid=6082
[2] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Benefits&diff=6084&oldid=6065
[3] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=ConversionStyle&diff=6085&oldid=6069
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