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Re: Terminology : libraries, library world, library community

From: Peter Murray <peter.murray@lyrasis.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 13:20:50 -0400
To: Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
CC: Emmanuelle Bermes <manue@figoblog.org>, public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Message-ID: <4022D81F-6C13-43EB-A79D-6C44A6C68043@lyrasis.org>
In reading through some of the examples, I thought 'profession' worked rather well. 


Peter

On Sep 7, 2011, at 12:34 PM, "Tom Baker" <tbaker@tbaker.de> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 07, 2011 at 05:34:23PM +0200, Emmanuelle Bermes wrote:
>> I've bumped on several ocurences, in the report, of the expression
>> "the library world"
>> e.g.
>> 
>> "the library world's identifiers for authority control" (scope [1])
>> "vendors outside the library world may be able to adapt..." (benefits
>> to developers and vendors [2])
>> "Standardization in the library world..." (the current situation [3])
>> 
>> I'm wondering if that expression is not a kind of jargon left over
>> from informal discussions in the group ("in libraryworld"). Does
>> everybody feel comfortable with it ? Should we use "library community"
>> instead ? or just "libraries" as expected in [4] ?
> 
> None of the following alternatives sound quite right:
> 
>    1. the library's identifiers for authority control
>    2. libraries' identifiers for authority control
>    3. library identifiers for authority control
>    4. librarian identifiers for authority control
> 
> Of the four, #2 works best.
> 
> "Library community" seems a bit informal - "standardization in the 
> library community" a bit odd.  How about:
> 
>    libraries' identifiers for authority control?
>    vendors outside the library market?
>    standardization in librarianship? (urg)
> 
> In each case, my impulse is to say something like "library world", but
> not if it evokes the wrong associations...
> 
> Tom
> 
>> If I'm the only one to feel strange about "library world", we may just
>> leave it as is...
>> 
>> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/DraftReportWithTransclusion#Scope_of_this_report
>> [2] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/DraftReportWithTransclusion#Benefits_to_developers_and_vendors
>> [3] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/DraftReportWithTransclusion#Library_standards_are_designed_only_for_the_library_community
>> [4] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/ConversionStyle
> 
> -- 
> Tom Baker <tom@tombaker.org>
> 
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