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Re: Abstract (Executive Summary)

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:03:22 +0200
Message-ID: <4E67EA2A.5040202@few.vu.nl>
To: public-xg-lld@w3.org
Sorry, I forgot to ask about one other potential issues. Both at
the title includes "Incubator Group", not "XG".

I've also updated my affiliation.



> Hi Tom,
> I think this is very good. I've fixed only a couple of typos at
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=ExecutiveSummary&diff=6295&oldid=6203
> 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)
> Antoine
>> 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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