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Re: Library Linked Data use cases

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:12:37 +0100
Message-ID: <5310B575.9080502@few.vu.nl>
To: <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Steve,


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> I like the idea of a common use case template and the identification of use case curators.  But I also like the specific questions I contributed (that others can add to or change) to tease out relevant issues for our WG.  How would you recommend we integrate the questions into the use case template.


I think the questions are they are now match the sort of details that we had put in our "Topics". We maintained it as a separate page, and the main template had a slot that invited the contributors to go to that page and write something in relation to these topics in the slot.
The idea was not to make contributors afraid, if they just didn't have anything to say. I believe DWBP would be in the same situation, as your questions are rather technical, or focused on open data, which may not appeal to every contributor.
And as I wrote, we could still use this list as a 'purge' for ourselves.


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> And are there any volunteers to be use case curators?


Yes it's good to have volunteers!
Btw in the LLD group we had organized this after gathering the first cases, once we could see some common points. This allowed on curators to work on families of similar cases. Actually it was the curators who turned these 'families' into more abstract use cases, in the process.

Depending on how quickly we get cases, the timing for such organization may just coincide with the time of the DWBP F2F.

Cheers,

Antoine


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> Best Regards,
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> Steve
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> Motto: "Do First, Think, Do it Again"
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> From: 	Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
> To: 	<public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
> Date: 	02/28/2014 10:01 AM
> Subject: 	Library Linked Data use cases
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> Hi,
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> As promised during the call today, here are some pointers about what we did for the Library Linked Data W3C incubator group [1].
> There, we also wanted to use concrete cases as a scoping mechanism, to ground our future work.
> The template we use was at
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Use_Case_Template
> And the process is documented at
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Use_case_process_details
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> Some remarks that could be useful for DWBP:
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> - for gathering cases, we chose not to focus too much 'use cases', 'stories' or whatever. Actually we had started asking for use cases, but found that many people were just comfortable sending more concrete 'stories'.
> So we just decided to let people send what they could, as long as it fit the template, which could accommodate various levels of abstraction. We saw it rather *our* job to abstract what we received, into use cases like the ones in the final report [2]
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> - we nominated some group members acted as 'curators' for the received cases, editing and finding out the details when needed. Sometimes it was indeed required to go back to the case providers -- many were group members anyway, so it wasn't hard ;-)
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> - we had put together some guidelines to make sure it wouldn't be too hard to put all cases together in the end.
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/UCCuration
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> - similar to the current DWBP detailed set of questions [3], we also had come with a set of topics that were specifically dear to the group:
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Topics
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Dimensions
> But we refrained from having these impacting too much the case gathering process. They were made available to case contributors, but as a suggestion merely linked from the template. In the end, these detailed lists were perhaps more for us as case curators than for the case contributors!
> As a matter of fact, putting together the detailed list worked a bit like a 'purge'. Everyone put their smart ideas there, and after that these ideas didn't influence as much the scoping of the group as much as if we had been discussing them every week for 30 minutes...
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> I am very much aware that it was a group of library-aware people, not fearing apparent complexity ;-) But our process was in fact much inspired by what had been done in other groups, like the Semantic Web Deployment or Provenance ones, so I believe it could inspire the DWBP group as well.
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> Cheers,
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> Antoine
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> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/XGR-lld-usecase/
> [3] https://www.w3.org/2013/dwbp/wiki/index.php?title=Use_Cases&oldid=365#Common_Questions_to_Consider_for_Each_Story
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