W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-xg-lld@w3.org > September 2011

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

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2011 08:03:18 -0700
Message-ID: <20110902080318.61641xxp9s43ilh2@kcoyle.net>
To: public-xg-lld@w3.org
Yes, I too have been removing the UK "u" in cataloging. (That change  
is attributed to Melvil Dewey, BTW, an advocate of spelling reform.[1])

As for the use of W3C as an example, I wouldn't do that. There are  
more logical partners, such as Editeur (the ONIX standard for  
publishers). So I'd not use a "such as" since the range is wide and we  
don't want to limit to one.

kc
[1] The introduction to this edition is written in his reformed spelling:
http://books.google.com/books?id=xcYGAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA20

Quoting Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>:

> 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.
>
> Note:
>
> -- 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...
>
> Tom
>
> [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
>
>



-- 
Karen Coyle
kcoyle@kcoyle.net http://kcoyle.net
ph: 1-510-540-7596
m: 1-510-435-8234
skype: kcoylenet
Received on Friday, 2 September 2011 15:03:59 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Friday, 2 September 2011 15:04:00 GMT