"The OCLC v Clarivate Dilemma" by Karen Coyle: kcoyle.blogspot.com/2022/06/th

Amongst other things, I got a better understanding from thhis post of how MetaDoor is intended to work.

@acka47 did you get any insight into what p2p mechanism it was going to use?

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@edsu No, I just read about the p2p approach for the first time.

@acka47 from the filing it sounds like someone from oclc sat in on a sales call...I'm genuinely interested to hear how they are thinking of doing the p2p metadata sharing. If you find anything more let us know!

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I am also exceptionally curious having been writing about p2p metadata systems for more than a year lol

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Reading the transcript from this presentation: youtube.com/watch?v=6Wh59uiBra
and it looks like it's not actually p2p- only sketchy details but looks like peers retain metadata in their Alma system (not sure about hosting, but seems like platform hosting) but then a query uses a central index that points to them. the product looks like a ranking/scoring/analytics system, which seems predictable.

@jonny @acka47 interesting, thanks for linking to that video -- central index seems kinda not p2p, but maybe the libraryworld equivalent of a DHT, lol

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I can't tell without knowing any details, and i can't find any patent applications, but it seems like they mean peer to peer in the sense that an alma customer has their own cloud portal with API, but then this will sit on top of that as a way of indexing and ranking individual records? which is not p2p as i know it but technically has peers exchanging records through a broker so i guess...

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I guess if they're serious about the CC0 thing then I suppose you could write a p2p overlay, but without any sort of system for mapping queries for peers I think you'd need to store the index locally or yes maybe make a separate DHT or something

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