Thanks for the recommendation. I just placed a hold on a copy of 
Rogers's book at one of our campus libraries (all the copies where I am 
are checked out).

And your proposal is accepted. I won't post to the BIBFRAME listserv 
again until I've read and had time to ruminate on the book.

Thanks again,


On Mon, 6 Feb 2017 14:12:06 -0500, Murray, Ronald <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>It might be helpful to all of us if you expressed the facts youıve
>gathered, along with your opinions, within a better articulated 
>for discussing and predicting whether an innovation like BIBFRAME will
>fail or not. Why donıt you make your way through Everett Rogersı social
>science masterwork, "Diffusion of Innovations:²
>     Rogers, Everett M. 2014. Diffusion of innovations, 5th edition: 
>     (If thatıs you at Penn State, your libraries have many editions of
>this work)
>Parties trying to make sense of what is going on with the BIBFRAME 
>will find Rogerıs approach useful for sorting out the welter of social,
>technical, and institutional interests that are in play (e.g., top-down
>vs. bottom-up, rich description vs. minimal description, linked data 
>linked dataıs sake, etc.).
>Hereıs a short and sweet summary of Rogersı work:
>After engaging Rogersı combination of theory + cookbook for
>success/failure, you should be able to figure out exactly how to 
>BIBFRAME's adoption and how to delay it. Sad to say, many of the 
>factors are presently operative due to ­ well, you tell us.
>Ron Murray