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Re: Terminology : libraries, library world, library community

From: Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 13:58:33 -0400
To: Peter Murray <peter.murray@lyrasis.org>
Cc: Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>, Emmanuelle Bermes <manue@figoblog.org>, public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110907175833.GB59152@julius>
On Wed, Sep 07, 2011 at 01:20:50PM -0400, Peter Murray wrote:
> In reading through some of the examples, I thought 'profession' worked rather well. 

However...

      library profession's identifiers for authority control?
      vendors outside the library profession??
      standardization in the library profession? or library-professional standardization??

I suspect there may be no _one_ term that can be searched and replaced.
For example:

      library identifiers for authority control...?
      vendors outside the library environment...?
      standardization in the library environment...?

Compared to some of the alternatives, "library world" doesn't seem so bad...

Tom

> 
> 
> 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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