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RE: Ed and Outreadch Opportunity

From: David Pullinger <David.Pullinger@coi.gsi.gov.uk>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 11:50:34 +0000
Message-Id: <4B602889.9179.0047.0@coi.gsi.gov.uk>
To: "Kevin' 'Novak" <KevinNovak@aia.org>, "Joe Carmel" <joe.carmel@comcast.net>, "'Brian Gryth'" <briangryth@gmail.com>, "'eGovIG IG'" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Both,
 
As well as separate data files, it is perfectedly possible to embed
RDF(a) into PDF files, as other markup, and so provide access to Linked
Data thereby...
 
We're considering whether or not to issue standards in this area so
that those who insist on releasing information in PDF files nevertheless
don't put a block on Linked Data.
 
David
 
 
 
 
 
David Pullinger
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>>> "Joe Carmel" <joe.carmel@comcast.net> 26/01/2010 18:56 >>>

Brian,
 
One option to consider might be XForms (and XSLTForms in particular). 
Although I’m not familiar with the school district financial data, it
seems like publishing an XForm on a central website and mandating that
school districts fill it out would be easy to create, maintain, and
implement.  The output files could then be posted centrally and/or
locally.    
 
I’m working with Owen Ambur and several others on something like this
for StratML.  Check out
http://www.xmldatasets.net/XF2/stratmlxform3.xml.   It’s still
being developed but it might serve as an example.  The idea is to
provide a way to create, import, update, display, and finally catalog
StratML fles across the web.    
 
Joe
 
 

From:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Novak, Kevin
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 12:13 PM
To: Brian Gryth; eGovIG IG
Subject: RE: Ed and Outreadch Opportunity

 
Brian,
 
I am here to help you.
 
I can provide input and opinion on the piece you are developing. I
concur with your assessment of PDF. Other options in addition must be
considered.
 
Kevin
 
From:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Brian Gryth
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 12:08 PM
To: eGovIG IG
Subject: Ed and Outreadch Opportunity
 

Good day all,

Members of the Colorado General Assembly introduced legislation
recently that would mandate school districts to publish certain
financial data in a down loadable format.  The bill is HB10-1036 and is
available at http://legislink.org/us-co?HB10-1036.  This is a good thing
on the surface.  What concerns me is the fiscal impact statement
associated with the legislation.  The concerning part of the fiscal
impact statement focuses on the information being released in PDF or in
an image format (e.g. JPEG, TIFF, GIF), but does not talk about other
formats.  The fiscal note is available at http://bit.ly/80RBiu.  As has
been discussed by this group and in other places, PDF only publication
is not the best method of publishing government data.

 

Therefore, I saw this as a perfect opportunity for some education and
outreach.  I am planning on putting some summarized information together
that will discuss data publication methods to sent to the bill sponsors
and other members of the Colorado legislature.  I also plan on speaking
at the Senate hearing for the bill as a concerned citizen.

 

I would appreciate the assistance of anyone wishing to help me out. 
Please feel free to e-mail me and I will share a Google Doc I will be
using to draft the materials.

Thanks
Brian


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