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Re: Radio

From: Laufer <laufer@globo.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:18:08 -0300
Message-ID: <CA+pXJijDA6Nk4i74yTr_KVZ44RkGcWsC4qjAbagUELjDGgKyuA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steven Adler <adler1@us.ibm.com>
Cc: public-dwbp-wg <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Hi, Steve,

My 2 cents.

In DCAT, there is the idea of a dataset and the distribution forms of this
dataset. I cannot see why a mp3 file could not be a distribution form. In
this case, is like a PDF, more suitable for human consume.

When we talk about human and machine types as formats of distributing
metadata, we are also talking that metadata have multiple forms of
distribution. So, maybe we could include in our text the idea that a
dataset and its corresponding metadata could be distributed as audio files
as a "human readable" format. Maybe we have to change "human readable" by
"human consumable " or ""human understandable" or "human comprehensible" or
"human style"...

As I said in a previous e-mail, I think that the Best Practices of
generation of each one of these formats are not in the scope of our group,
and that there will be specific WGs defining these Best Practices.

Best Practices Regards,

2015-03-31 11:11 GMT-03:00 Steven Adler <adler1@us.ibm.com>:

> I am working with several governments in Africa on Open Data.  In these
> countries, internet penetration is at about 10-15%.  Illiteracy is between
> 45%-70%, depending on the region and country.  The principal tool for
> communication is radio.  Even in the most remote farm regions, every farm
> has a radio and more than a billion people tune in to radio shows the way
> the West did in the 1930's and 40's.
> In these countries, we will use Radio as the communication tool for
> informing the public about Open Data and I want to make sure we include
> this communication medium as a "file type" in which metadata must also be
> communicated.  This requirement is bi-directional.
> Outbound, it is necessary to build best practices in how metadata, data
> processing, discovery, and retention rules are communicated over radio to
> the public.  In many of these nations (and in many of our own as well)
> distrust of government is universal and Open Data from government will be
> distrusted by default.  Metadata will be key to conversations about the
> Data that helps build public trust in the information.
> Inbound, many Open Data portals will publish MP3 files containing the
> radio broadcasts and podcasts about the Open Data and our Best Practices
> must also apply to these file types.
> I hope to add television broadcasts in the future, but radio is probably
> enough for v1 of our recommendations.
> Please let me know what you think.
> Best Regards,
> Steve
> Motto: "Do First, Think, Do it Again"

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