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Re: Checking "Apply library experience in curation" rec

From: Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2011 16:49:18 -0400
To: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Cc: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110906204918.GA83915@julius>
On Tue, Sep 06, 2011 at 10:05:56PM +0200, Antoine Isaac wrote:
> I've done a couple of changes to the last recommendation:
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Draft_recommendations_page_take2&diff=6251&oldid=6249
> - a reference to the LD cloud
> - remove "cultural" from "cultural mission" (I find it read a bit too specific here).

+1

> The main issue is with the last sentences:
> "By curating and maintaining datasets, libraries can reap the benefits of
> opening their data for value-added contributions from other communities. Data
> from biographers or genealogists, for example, would immensely enrich
> resource descriptions in areas to which librarians traditionally do not
> themselves attend, greatly improving the possibilities for discovering and
> navigating their collections."
> 
> I'm not sure to understand the relation with the previous part of the
> paragraph. Is the idea that librarians would curate their datasets themselves
> by adding new links to other datasets, such as the biography datasets
> mentioned in the last sentence? If yes, then I think this would require some
> more explanation, like:
>
> "By curating and maintaining datasets as truly linkable objects, libraries
> can reap the benefits of opening their data for value-added contributions
> from other communities. Adding links to data from biographers or
> genealogists, for example, would immensely enrich library resource
> descriptions in areas to which librarians traditionally do not themselves
> attend, greatly improving the possibilities for discovering and navigating
> their collections."

As I see it, the point is not that libraries would themselves add links from
biographers or genealogists, but that by opening their data they would be
making it possible for biographers and genealogists themselves to add the links
-- which is not quite what your sentence says.

Tom

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