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Re: List membership - more women

From: Dawson, Laura <Laura.Dawson@bowker.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:03:33 +0000
To: Bonnie MacKellar <mackellb@stjohns.edu>, "public-lod@w3 org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CDEDC8DE.42809%laura.dawson@bowker.com>
Mostly lurker, occasional commenter. I work at Bowker, the US ISBN Agency, which is also an ISNI registration agent (my official title is Product Manager, Identifiers). Basically, we look for ways to diffuse ISNI and ISBN in linked data contexts. And then, ideally, turn that diffusion into a business of some sort.

I've done a lot of taxonomy, database architecture, and standards development work within the book industry - weirdly, NOT from a library perspective, but from an end-user perspective (aka the reader/consumer/shopper). So my mandate is very specialized.

From: Bonnie MacKellar <mackellb@stjohns.edu<mailto:mackellb@stjohns.edu>>
Date: Monday, June 24, 2013 9:45 AM
To: "public-lod@w3 org" <public-lod@w3.org<mailto:public-lod@w3.org>>
Subject: RE: List membership - more women
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Resent-Date: Monday, June 24, 2013 9:46 AM


I am one of the female lurkers. I am working on a project that is attempting to pull together some of the health/medical datasets. I may have posted once or twice when looking for some information.  Generally, I have not posted because I wasn't sure if there was an official organization or structure behind this list - wasn't sure if posting would be appropriate or not.

Bonnie MacKellar

From: Dominic Oldman [mailto:doint@oldman.me.uk]
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2013 3:51 AM
To: public-lod@w3 org
Subject: List membership - more women

Just a quick aside - I have noticed that I haven't seen any posts from women members.

Is this because there aren't any, or very few?

I was just wondering why that was and how we could individually, and as a group, encourage more women to contribute. I think that the list would benefit greatly from this.


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