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Re: Abstract (Executive Summary)

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 23:46:29 +0200
Message-ID: <4E67E635.9020103@few.vu.nl>
To: public-xg-lld@w3.org
Hi Tom,

I think this is very good. I've fixed only a couple of typos at

I sense potential discussions on many terms, but will abstain ;-) except but for one sentence that I'm not entirely happy with:

>      [...] more visible and re-usable outside of their original library-world contexts on the
>      wider Web.

Should we:
- put "contexts" in singular?
- put a comma before "on the web"? (I find it quite difficult to read)


> I have looked at a number of abstracts, which range in length from two
> sentences to one page, and come up with the attached [1].
> This text is long enough to present the mission and rationale for the LLD XG
> (with links to its charter and home page); summarize our method and the
> contents of the final report (with links to the separate reports on Use Cases
> and Available Vocabularies); and list -- in a slightly abbreviated form but
> almost verbatim -- the key recommendations of the report.
> As this text comes right at the top of the Final Report, I believe it meets the
> need to prominently cite the side deliverables.  (We discussed putting links to
> the side deliverables into the "Status of this Document" section, but I suspect
> they would be lost there, and that does not seem to be the function of this
> section in other XG reports.)
> Tom
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/ExecutiveSummary
>      === Abstract ===
>      The [http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/charter mission] of the
>      [http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/ W3C Library Linked Data Incubator
>      Group], chartered from May 2010 through August 2011, has been "to help increase
>      global interoperability of library data on the Web, by bringing together people
>      involved in Semantic Web activities -?" focusing on Linked Data -?" in the
>      library community and beyond, building on existing initiatives, and identifying
>      collaboration tracks for the future."  This final report of the Incubator Group
>      examines how Semantic Web standards and Linked Data principles can be used to
>      make the valuable information assets that library create and curate --
>      resources such as bibliographic data, authorities, and concept schemes -- more
>      visible and re-usable outside of their original library-world contexts on the
>      wider Web.

>      The Incubator Group began by eliciting reports on relevant activities from
>      parties ranging from small, independent projects to national library
>      initiatives (see the separate report, ''Library Linked Data XG: Use Cases''
>      @@@CITE@@@).  The use cases provided the starting point for the work summarized
>      in the report: an analysis of the benefits of library Linked Data; a discussion
>      of current issues with regard to traditional library data, existing library
>      Linked Data initiatives, and legal rights over library data; and
>      recommendations for next steps.  The report also summarizes the results of a
>      survey of current Linked Data technologies and an inventory of library Linked
>      Data resources available today (see also the more detailed report, ''Library
>      Linked Data XG: Datasets, Value Vocabularies, and Metadata Element Sets''
>      @@@CITE@@@)
>      Key recommendations of the report are:
>      * That library leaders identify sets of data as possible candidates for early
>        exposure as Linked Data and foster a discussion about Open Data and rights;
>      * That library standards bodies participate in Semantic Web standardization,
>        develop library data standards that are compatible with Linked Data,
>        disseminate best-practice design patterns, and design enhanced user services
>        based on Linked Data capabilities;
>      * That data and systems designers create URIs for the items in library
>        datasets, connect library data standards to the Linked Data space, and develop
>        policies for managing RDF vocabularies and their URIs.
>      * That librarians and archivists preserve Linked Data element sets and value
>        vocabularies and apply their experience to the curation and long-term
>        preservation of Linked Data.
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