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Am 15.01.2015 um 00:00 schrieb Cecilia M. Preston:
> After reading the Annotations discussion today … Well if all of you
> are confused - I feed much better.  Trying to come up to speed on
> this stuff and trying to following these conversations is headache
> inducing and makes me question why I should buy into this as it is
> sounding like folks are still modifying the ingredients list and it
> isn’t near ready to be baked.  And even then it may not work.
>
This discussion is not aimed at those with just a background in
received cataloging theory and practice. And/or some dated experience in
software and development, like me.

> Just my 2˘ from the sidelines but with a need to build something that
> should work with this
As soon as that comes around, it will of course concern everybody in
libraries, not just in cataloging.
But "something that works" seems a tall order at this moment. The new
approach will eventually have to be implemented into practicable
workflows. Which will likely mean a hell of a lot indeed.
Wasn't Roy Tennant speaking of a decade or so before all that
can happen? Which should leave sufficient time for the necessary
re-education and training, along with the development of all the
necessary infrastructure and software.
Are there other educated guesses about the timescale?

B.Eversberg