On Jan 17, 2006, at 7:53 AM, Michael Brauer - Sun Germany - ham02 -
Regarding a meta data sub committee. I think that the spectrum of the
meta data topic turned out to be much broader than we originally
thought. For that reason, I think it might be reasonable to stop the
the discussions of meta data proposals for the moment, and to start a
discussion what we want to achieve in this area. Given the complexity
of the topic I think it would best to do so at a face to face meeting.
I don't think that's reasonable. There is nothing about this that
requires a face-to-face meeting, and I have time and financial
constraints (namely that I don't have a company sponsoring my travel)
that would make it difficult for me to go to Hamburg.
My perspective on metadata is this:
We need standardized support for bibliographic metadata. I have been
telling you this for the past year.
I can put together my own proposal for that irrespective of the larger
picture -- that the bibliographic use case is just one among others --
but that seems rather short-sighted. I am even willing to put together
a comprehensive proposal.
I am not happy about delaying this further into yet another year
though, which will be the effect of what you are proposing.
The complexity of the metadata issue is really just in the details.
They are not hard to work out though.