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On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> Note that when the RDA elements were added to the metadata registry, terms
> were used rather than numbers. That has already caused problems because RDA
> was only half-baked when the terms were added, and many have changed names.
> *That's* the advantage of numbers. But humans prefer terms, and the
> production registry can use either. The Open Library has taken a different
> approach, and adds the human_readable term on at the end of the URL, after
> the opaque identifier. I rather like that approach -- kind of the best of
> both worlds.

I suppose that helps. But the question is what do you do with the URIs?

Ideal would just be that you could ping the URI and get back
RDF/JSON/etc. with properly localized terms.

Bruce