Patterns in the linked data in libraries narrative:
1.Primary focus on metadata details
2.Successful commercial entities have adopted it, so we should, too
3.Carrier for library metadata, replacement for MARC
4. Urgency, at times bordering on religious conversion
Challenges to the Narrative:
1.To what extent is the rest of the world adopting linked data?
2.Search Engine Optimization
3.What about the reality of link rot?
4.LD is fractured
5.MARC cooperative cataloging model is entrenched because it has network effects
Presentation at Metadata Working Group Forum, Cornell University Library, February 19, 2016.
linked data; user experience; MARC; network effects