Posted by Brian Kelly on January 21st, 2011
Call for Use Cases: Social uses and other new uses of Library Linked Data
The W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group – http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/
Please respond by February 15th, 2011
Do you use library-related data – like reading lists, library materials (articles, books, videos, cultural heritage or archival materials, etc), bookmarks, or annotations – on the Web and mobile Web?
Are you currently using social features in library-related information systems or sites, or plan to do so in the near future? We are particularly interested in uses that are related to or could benefit from the use of linked data http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html.
The W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group is soliciting SOCIAL and EMERGENT use cases for library-related linked data:
- What new or innovative uses do you see (or envision) integrating library and cultural heritage data into applications on the Web and in social media?
- How are social features used in library-related information systems?
- What are the emergent uses of library-related data on the Web and mobile Web?
- How could linked data technology enhance the use of library-related data in a social context?
- contribute to systems for sharing, filtering, recommending, or machine reading?
- support new uses we may not have envisioned or achieved yet?
Some examples have been discussed in this thread http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xg-lld/2011Jan/0006.html.
Please tell us more by filling in the questionnaire below and sending it back to us or to email@example.com, preferably before February 15th, 2011.
The information you provide will be influential in guiding the activities the Library Linked Data Incubator Group will undertake to help increase global interoperability of library data on the Web. The information you provide will be curated and published on the group wikispace at http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/UseCases.
We understand that your time is precious, so please don’t feel you have to answer every question. Some sections of the templates are clearly marked as optional. However, the more information you can provide, the easier it will be for the Incubator Group to understand your case. And, of course, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any trouble answering our questions.
Editorial guidance on specific points is provided at http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/UCCuration, and examples are available at http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/UseCases.
At this time, we are particularly interested in use cases describing the social media and emergent uses for library linked data.The Incubator Group will carefully consider all submissions we receive.
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A short name by which we can refer to the use case in discussions.
The contact person for this use case.
Background and Current Practice
Where this use case takes place in a specific domain, and so requires some prior information to understand, this section is used to describe that domain. As far as possible, please put explanation of the domain in here, to keep the scenario as short as possible. If this scenario is best illustrated by showing how applying technology could replace current existing practice, then this section can be used to describe the current practice. Often, the key to why a use case is important also lies in what problem would occur if it was not achieved, or what problem means it is hard to achieve.
Two short statements stating (1) what is achieved in the scenario without reference to linked data, and (2) how we use linked data technology to achieve this goal.
The main audience of your case. For example scholars, the general public, service providers, archivists, computer programs…
Use Case Scenario
The use case scenario itself, described as a story in which actors interact with systems. This section should focus on the user needs in this scenario. Do not mention technical aspects and/or the use of linked data.
Application of linked data for the given use case
This section describes how linked data technology could be used to support the use case above. Try to focus on linked data on an abstract level, without mentioning concrete applications and/or vocabularies. Hint: Nothing library domain specific.
Existing Work (optional)
This section is used to refer to existing technologies or approaches which achieve
the use case (Hint: Specific approaches in the library domain). It may especially
refer to running prototypes or applications.
Related Vocabularies (optional)
Here you can list and clarify the use of vocabularies (element sets and value vocabularies) which can be helpful and applied within this context.
Problems and Limitations (optional)
This section lists reasons why this scenario is or may be difficult to achieve, including pre-requisites which may not be met, technological obstacles etc. Please explicitly list here the technical challenges made apparent by this use case. This will aid in creating a roadmap to overcome those challenges.
Related Use Cases and Unanticipated Uses (optional)
The scenario above describes a particular case of using linked data. However, by allowing this scenario to take place, the likely solution allows for other use cases. This section captures unanticipated uses of the same system apparent in the use case scenario.
This section is used to refer to cited literature and quoted websites.
End of questionnaire