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Re: Terminology : libraries, library world, library community

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 20:38:33 +0200
Message-ID: <4E67BA29.2050500@few.vu.nl>
To: public-xg-lld@w3.org
I'm entirely ok with "library world"!

Antoine


> 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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