At a recent Product Council meeting many noted that there was interest in figuring out how FOLIO would operate in a linked data environment. Product Council determined that it was best to “bring this up with Metadata Management SIG to see if they want to do it within their SIG, spin off a working group, or start up a separate SIG.” On the July 13 weekly meeting, the SIG members asked me to create a topic on Discuss to spur discussion.
There seem to be three choices:
- Add topic to existing Metadata Management SIG meetings.
- Create a working group within the Metadata Management SIG with its own agenda and tasks, and have it occasionally report progress back to the larger MM SIG.
- Charter a new SIG and create appropriate liaisons with the MM SIG (and other SIGs as needed).
I’m not sure trying to tackle this topic in the same time-and-space as the Metadata Management SIG makes sense for two reasons: it is a big topic and it may not be of interest to all MM SIG participants. So that would lead towards a working group or a separate SIG. A working group makes sense to me. Although the topic is big, I don’t know if it is big enough (yet) to create another SIG (because having a SIG does create some overhead). The topic is likely of interest to most people in the Metadata Management SIG. A “working group” of the MM SIG gives enough structure for people who are only interested in Linked Data in FOLIO to participate without having to be in the middle of the other MM SIG work.