[Aifia-metrics] standards: bottom-up x top-down?
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Wed Jul 2 18:39:20 EDT 2003
Sorry for my lack of participation so far in this discussion. In general, I
agree with the agenda as stated. However, I don't think that it's necessary
to choose either a top down or bottom up approach. An "hybrid" approach
that incorporates aspects of both might be useful. From a top down
perspective, I'm not talking about creating standards (I agree that this
makes no sense), but rather taking a systematic look at what standards exist
or are emerging as well as the areas where standards are most needed or
would be of greatest benefit (along the lines of needs analysis). The
bottom up approach will be difficult to get a grip on until a fair number of
contributions/suggestions are made and some kind of organization can be
discerned or applied. Starting from both ends might provide a perspective
that would otherwise be missing.
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> [mailto:aifia-metrics-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Rashmi
> Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 4:39 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Aifia-metrics] standards: bottom-up x top-down?
> >At 03:56 AM 7/2/2003 -0300, Livia Labate wrote:
> >Providing explicit support for the best practice is often a the
> best way to
> >make standards emerge, because it happens naturally (bottom-up
> approach). To
> >"create" standards (top-down approach) implies that at some point you are
> >going to need to enforce these standards -- which sound insanely
> This is a natural segway into a discussion of methods: of what is a good
> way to merge a top-down and bottom-up approach...
> But before we get into a more detailed discussion of methods, I
> would like
> to ask once more those who have not spoken up yet to give us some
> indication of where they stand in regard to the agenda.
> For quick review, below is what I had sent out a few days ago. I
> have added
> in specific suggestions and issues that have been raised as notes.
> Please add anything other comments you have. Or just a quick ay
> or nay will
> do. This is a group project, and it would be nice to know what
> more members
> of the group think about the agenda before we move forward.
> Please respond by the end of day tomorrow.
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