Right, but CDDB is mostly about retrieval, not editing. OpenFRBR needs
to embed its *editing* functions within something else, don't you
think? Certainly, once it has data, it should offer itself via APIs
like xISBN and thingISBN.
PS: "Desktop home cataloging software" Bah! ;)
On 11/2/06, Jonathan Rochkind <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> William Denton wrote:
> > On the site, I say what it might look like in a few months: "A person
> > grabs a book off the shelf and enters the ISBN into OpenFRBR. OpenFRBR
> > checks all available sources [...]
> My suggestion for an even better scenario: A person grabs a book off the
> shelf, and enters the ISBN into an application they use for dealing with
> books. (LibraryThing, Desktop home cataloging software, professional
> cataloging software (!), firefox extension, local library web page, or
> the OpenFRBR web site itself). The application contacts OpenFRBR behind
> the scenes and checks all available....
> Think of the way the CDDB works.