On Jun 29, 2014, at 8:15 AM, [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

It's hard for me to imagine that those using linked library data will be
putting what is retrieved from the network directly in front of their
patrons without intervention. That's not really technically feasible,
whatever the desire may be.

It’s not even really desirable to present the raw data directly to most
users in most cases, anymore than it would be to present them with a raw
MARC record (looking the tags and offsets in the directory  is a real
pain).  Assembling the entities from streams of RDF triples is almost as
painful to do by eye. :)

We will need to be guided by the Web architecture and use a design with
caching. If you cache remote linked data resources locally (and if you
intend to give your patrons a reasonable experience, you will be caching)
you can certainly make emendations into or out of the cache, processing
data in whatever ways you see fit.

[Small but important point:  Web caches aren’t supposed to monkey about
with the contents of documents they are caching - see ]

Exactly! Adding assertions about some Entity is one of the things that
Linked Data makes really easy.  If an IRI  denoting some fictional thing
lacks the  appropriate characterization, you can make the appropriate
assertion yourself; for example adding an assertion that the entity is a
member of the class of FictionalThings.  This can be published for others
to use.

A well designed future bibliographic network for open data would allow for
all assertions about a given entity to be retrieved cheaply;  indeed it is
probably feasible to copies of all assertions locally using simple overlay
techniques.  Data can be fused from multiple sources.

Commercial cataloging providers might require a subscription to access
their data, and strictly license its use and reuse.


On Jun 28, 2014, at 5:04 PM, J. McRee Elrod <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

The ability to add information locally, to be displayed with the remote
data?  The RDA relator terms (MARC $e), for example, would I assume not be
in the authority data, but rather stored locally for display with the
authority form.  Perhaps the same could be done for missing qualifiers
(MARC $c)?

Of course a better solution would be for LC/PCC to restore those missing
(Fictitious character) and species qualifiers.