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Re: EXTERNAL: Re: Proposal for an additional term: mediaType

From: Peter Pinch <pdpinch@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2012 19:36:18 +0000
To: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
CC: "Suliman, Suraiya H" <suraiya.h.suliman@lmco.com>, "Evain, Jean-Pierre" <evain@ebu.ch>, Public Vocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>, Greg Grossmeier <greg@creativecommons.org>, Thomas Baker <tom@tombaker.org>, Stuart Sutton <sasutton@dublincore.net>, Denny Vrandečić <vrandecic@googlemail.com>
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Hi Thad. I used to work at WGBH on the Learning Media project, but I work at MIT OpenCourseWare now.

I can't recall the details of the Learning Media schema, but it was (loosely) based on PBCore (http://pbcore.org). The challenge with PBCore is that it's focused on audio-visual formats and probably goes into more detail than most people outside of broadcasting would need.

Reading your most recent posts on the list, I have to agree with your determination that "MediaType's vary across domains." Given the uses cases for LRMI, I'm dubious that you can arrive at a single enumeration that can be agreed upon, and that will have any durability (an example, PBS Learning Media had no concept of a mobile app when I was there, even though PBS was making plenty of them).

And I really don't want to tell you about all the media types we have at MIT ( http://ocw.mit.edu/help/faq-technical-requirements/ would give you a taste).

I passed along your message to some folks I still know at WGBH. If you'd like to get some more formal involvement let me know and I can cast a wider net.

- Peter

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From: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com<mailto:thadguidry@gmail.com>>
Date: Friday, September 21, 2012 12:09 PM
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org<mailto:danbri@danbri.org>>
Cc: "Suliman, Suraiya H" <suraiya.h.suliman@lmco.com<mailto:suraiya.h.suliman@lmco.com>>, "Evain, Jean-Pierre" <evain@ebu.ch<mailto:evain@ebu.ch>>, Public Vocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org<mailto:public-vocabs@w3.org>>, Greg Grossmeier <greg@creativecommons.org<mailto:greg@creativecommons.org>>, Thomas Baker <tom@tombaker.org<mailto:tom@tombaker.org>>, Stuart Sutton <sasutton@dublincore.net<mailto:sasutton@dublincore.net>>, Denny Vrandečić <vrandecic@googlemail.com<mailto:vrandecic@googlemail.com>>
Subject: Re: EXTERNAL: Re: Proposal for an additional term: mediaType
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Resent-Date: Friday, September 21, 2012 12:10 PM

Dan,

I really would like to see a representative from WGBH in Boston  http://www.wgbh.org/about/index.cfm  within this discussion, since they deal with the broadcasting / educational side of things and could offer valuable input from a broadcasting perspective which leverages MediaType.

In particular from WGBH, Brigid Sullivan where she is involved with PBS LearningMedia as well http://www.wgbh.org/about/leadership_bios.cfm#BSullivan

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-Thad
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