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Re: Radio

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:30:10 +0100
Message-ID: <551ACB92.8010807@w3.org>
To: Laufer <laufer@globo.com>, Steven Adler <adler1@us.ibm.com>
CC: public-dwbp-wg <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
+1 to all Laufer says here.

I think human readable is sufficient.


On 31/03/2015 17:18, Laufer wrote:
> 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,
> Laufer
> 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"


Phil Archer
W3C Data Activity Lead

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