This is the second of our questions, previewed in my presentation at OpCo earlier in the month. Thanks to Yang and Kevin for their thoughtful replies to the first question. Note that discussion of that question remains ongoing and ratifying (see Jean Godby's reply to Yang's reply and Yang's recent elaboration).
The second question has multiple aspects, some anticipated in Kevin's reply to the first:
* What conditions must be satisfied?
* What properties (attributes and relationships) must be included?
* What services require works?
The answer to this question may largely determine the answer to the question of whether Work descriptions can be created by machine, and if so, under what conditions and how autonomously?This question was raised in Yang's latest (May 25) reply. Answering it will have consequences for the extent to which the machine creation of work descriptions can effect economies in the cataloging process.
Chair, PCC SCS/LDAC Task Group on the Work Entity
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