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Re: Library journal article on linked library data

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Sun, 04 Sep 2011 19:09:14 +0200
Message-ID: <4E63B0BA.2020507@few.vu.nl>
To: public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>
Dear all,

I have received via LinkedIn an announcement on "Linked Library Data Final Report" that starts with "The W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group worked from May 2010 until August 2011, this final report being the main outcome of this activity. ".

I suspect this was somehow triggered by Library Journal article [1] which is indeed very good, and received some deserved attention over the past couple of days on Twitter and elsewhere.

But of course the announcement, by merely copy-pasting the executive summary of the drafts, is twisting what the article was saying. To try and keep similar mistakes from happening, I have added a disclaimer on the wiki page:

I'm sending this email to the entire LLD community list, in case any of you would have questions on our timing :-)



[1] http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/891826-264/how_the_w3c_has_come.html.csp

> On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 05:22:22PM -0400, Mike Kelley wrote:
>> Hi Tom, Thanks very much. I will update quotes as you indicated. I really
>> want to post something this week. It's a tough story to write because I want
>> it to be something the general reader (like me!) will actually read, but I
>> still want to do justice to the technical side of things. Plus, there is just
>> so much going on. In any case, even though we usually don't circulate drafts
>> before publication I may take you up on your offer because I really want to
>> make sure the story is accurate. It's an important topic and I want to get it
>> on people's radar in a constructive way. Thanks again for your input. Best,
>> Mike
> I thought your summary of the main points of the report was very good!  At any
> rate, I know exactly what you mean when it comes to explaining things clearly
> to the general reader -- it is a challenge we have been grappling with the
> whole year...!
> Tom
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