Call for Public Comment – W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group

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The W3C Library Linked Data (LLD) Incubator Group invites librarians, publishers, linked data researchers, and other interested parties to review and comment on drafts of reports to be published later this year. The LLD group has been chartered from May 2010 through August 2011 to prepare a series of reports on the existing and potential use of Linked Data technology for publishing library data. The group is currently preparing:

  • A report describing Benefits of LLD, an Overview of Existing Vocabularies and Data Sets, Relevant Technologies, Implementation Challenges, and Recommendations
  • A survey report of use cases describing existing projects
  • A survey report of Vocabularies and Datasets

Submitting Comments

The incubator group invites comments in one of two ways. Feedback can be posted as comments to individual sections on a dedicated blog. Comments can also be sent by e-mail to using descriptive subject lines such as:

    Subject: [COMMENTS] "Benefits" - section on "Benefits to Developers"

Comments sent this way are archived in the public mailing list.

Comments will be especially welcome in the four weeks from 24 June through 22 July. Reviewers should note that as with Wikipedia, the text may be revised and corrected by its editors in response to comments at any time, but that earlier versions of a document may be viewed by clicking on the History tab.

It is anticipated that the three reports will be published in final form by 31 August.