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[InetBib] [Fwd: [RDA-L] Linked Data and the US government shutdown]

Liebe Listenmitglieder,

diese Mail möchte ich Ihnen weiterleiten, um die Diskussion über das
genehmigte Projekt "Cloudbasierte Infrastruktur für Bibliotheken" (CIB)
noch einmal aufzugreifen. Die Cloud im Projekt ist zwar bei OCLC - also
einem Nichtstaatsbetrieb - geplant, aber man sollte doch noch einmal
nachdenken, ob wir nicht im eigenen Land oder zumindest in der EU eine
eigene Claud einrichten.

Schöne Grüße
Margarete Payer

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Betreff: [RDA-L] Linked Data and the US government shutdown
Von:     "James Weinheimer" <weinheimer.jim.l@xxxxxxxxx>
Datum:   Di, 1.10.2013, 09:06
An:      RDA-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Apologies for cross-posting.

With the US government shutdown, it appears as if all sites with
.loc.gov (at least) have been shutdown as well. This would seem to mean
that if someone were using LC linked services id.loc.gov, anything will

Interruption with linked data services have been discussed in the
abstract, but now we have a real example to consider. If someone were
using the id.loc.gov site extensively for linking name and subjects,
what would they do? Using other services, such as Amazon, if it goes
down, you may not get some customer comments for awhile, but that is not
such a tragedy. Not getting vital information, such as the headings, is
a completely different matter and would result in failure in the
catalog. There is the IT concept of "failing gracefully", so that when
something doesn't work, it doesn't just crash, but is much more
controlled. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graceful_exit

I don't even know if anyone is yet using the linked data services from
LC, but if you were, what would you do now for your patrons? I don't
know what I would do.

Would it be possible to "fail gracefully"? This "downtime" could serve
as a time of reflection into some of the realities of linked data that
we all know can and will happen (again).

James Weinheimer weinheimer.jim.l@xxxxxxxxx
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