I think Twitter annotations would be a good use for 
http://thing-described-by.org/ or a functional equivalent. The payload of the 
annotation would simply be a description URI and a namespace and value for 
descriptions by reference

1. the mechanism would be completely generic, usable for any sort of reference, 
not siloed in libraryland. In other words, we might actually get people to 
adopt it.
2. libraryland descriptions could use BIBO or RDA or both or whatever, and 
could be concise or verbose
3. descriptions could be easily reused

I'll write this up a bit more and would be interested in comment, but it's 
where this post was going:

Eric Hellman
President, Gluejar, Inc.
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Montclair, NJ 07042


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