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  1. This is a useful practical illustration of Jamie Norrish’s comment here: http://allthingscataloged.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/consistency-and-identity-management/#comment-184 – names just matter too much in library data, and this fact gets us into trouble. From a card catalog point of view, filing under one authoritative name made perfect sense, but we need non-meaningful identifiers for things to work properly in the web environment. Whether the mass of legacy data can be transferred into this new architecture remains to be seen, I guess…

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