Am 15.01.2013 13:36, schrieb Todd Carpenter:
> ... The end result of
> this work will be a report that will identify exchange points where
> standards development is needed, and document suggested areas where
> functionality testing should be performed. It should help pinpoint
> at a high level the development priorities and coordination points
> needed over the next 24-36 months.
Most helpful might be the development of a prototype for metadata
entry and editing. For right now, those who will actually have to do
the jobs (formerly called "catalogers", and who cannot in a short or
medium term all be replaced by latter-day staff having been brought up
on all the new technologies) are most of them thoroughly perplexed
and in the dark about what they will be expected to learn and do.
In my minority (?) view, the brave new world will have a chance
only if there will be a demonstrably more efficient and elegant
way of entering and editing data, surpassing the familiar MARC
data entry screen and carrying the potential of becoming as
widespread and universal as the latter because knowledge transfer
from one application to any other is one of the biggest benefits from
At the same time, only an easily learnable and swiftly operable
data interface will be able to convince "other communities" to
jump the BIBFRAME bandwagon.
(Is there any formal involvement with Zepheira?)