Indeed, the article was very interesting.  I too have placed a request for this book from my library.


On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 1:29 PM, Jeff Edmunds <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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 you¹ve
>gathered, along with your opinions, within a better articulated
>for discussing and predicting whether an innovation like BIBFRAME will
>fail or not. Why don¹t you make your way through Everett Rogers¹ social
>science masterwork, "Diffusion of Innovations:²
>     Rogers, Everett M. 2014. Diffusion of innovations, 5th edition:
>     (If that¹s 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 Roger¹s 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 data¹s sake, etc.).
>Here¹s a short and sweet summary of Rogers¹ work:
>After engaging Rogers¹ 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

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