Feedback on the use of Semantic Web technologies (scalability, performance) in libraries and other higher education-related projects

Here is an interesting point of view on Semantic web technologies, scalability, lack of performance, etc. It can be inspiring from the DaSCH’s next steps. Its author (Gautier Poupeau) has participated in several of the leading semantic web projects in France (data.bnf.fr, Huma-num’s Isidore, etc.).

http://www.lespetitescases.net/why-I-dont-use-semantic-web-technologies-anymore-even-if-they-still-influence-me

Yes, I read this and I thought it was interesting too. I think the arguments for the DaSCH using Semantic Web technologies are still very strong. We have always made a few exceptions, e.g. for images, audio, and video, and we will probably make another exception for large texts. But for most of the data we have to store, I don’t see an alternative to RDF that would meet the DaSCH’s requirements.