Good talk by Richard Wallis this morning at the ALA Annual Conference on publishing entities on the web. Many of his points map extremely closely to what I've been saying and will be saying tomorrow during my own session (albeit with ten fewer minutes).
I was particularly heartened to hear him talk about the great potential for disintermediation of discovery of library resources, from aggregation by national and global providers like OCLC to directly crawling a library's own data and providing links directly to the library resources. This was one of the conclusions of the paper I published earlier this year.
I would have liked to have heard some mention of Evergreen, Koha, VuFind and other open source systems that are already publishing schema.org linked data, either in the context of SchemaBibEx where they served as reference implementations and proofs of concept, or in the context of system procurement. But you can't win them all!
Your presentation was excellent - as an MLIS student it's been the answer I've been looking for since last year's CLA convention that left me saying "RDA is cruft on top of cruft on top of ancient tech - it's not heading in the right direction!" It was FANTASTIC finding out there are librarians working on heading the direction I knew we needed to be going.
I was discussing your presentation with others later that afternoon and they are interested in getting more info - will you be making your slide deck available anywhere?
Stacy: thank you so much for the kind comments! I plan to put together a blog post about the session soon, and Jenn Riley is putting all of the content up on ALA Connect our the Conference Harvester soon, but as you asked so nicely my presentation is at http://stuff.coffeecode.net/2014/understanding_schema/ (I plan to throw explicit CC-BY-SA licensing on it, as I do with all my materials). Thanks again!