- Bernie Sloan sent Personal perspectives on library use to ngc4lib and a long thread started
- I posted and said in part “I’m starting to think an Internet-scale open bibliographic metadata commons (with complete FRBRization) is coming soon, and if we’re not the ones who make it, the rest of the Semantic Web people will make it for us with the parts we’ve made available so far, and lots of librarians will sit in their basement cubicles wondering why no-one else listens when they tell each other how important their work is.”
- Tim “Mr. LibraryThing” Spalding followed up, pointed out something I’d missed, and said “LibraryThing members are doing *6,000* FRBR acts per day now. That’s a minimum of 12,000 works combined. Similar effort goes into author combinations, identification of ‘distinct’ homonymous authors, etc. etc.”
- Then Karen Coyle posted FRBRization in LT and a new interesting thread took off. Poke around the archives if you’re not on the list.
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