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Re: use case clustering

From: <gordon@gordondunsire.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 16:14:16 +0000 (GMT)
To: Emmanuelle Bermes <manue.fig@gmail.com>, Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Cc: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>, Jodi Schneider <jodi.schneider@deri.org>
Message-ID: <451561705.59035.1292861656565.JavaMail.open-xchange@oxltgw02.schlund.de>
Emma


I, too, was thinking that the cluster is about the "obtain" task from FRBR. But
then I remembered that another main utility of collection-level description is
to identify "peak" collections focused on some aspect of interest to the user
(subject, format, loan period, etc.) so that they could browse with a higher
likelihood of finding the resource(s) they need. So a user might want to know
not just the nearest library with a known item available, but also the nearest
library with a good collection on medicine, or of VHS cassettes, or with items
available for "holiday" loan, for non-known item browsing. So the metadata of
interest to the cluster also supports the "find" user task.
 
Note also that collection-level description can be applied to collections of
metadata (e.g. library catalogues, archival finding-aids, etc.), so has a "meta"
task in organising the searching of multiple catalogues for federated, union,
and linear/one-by-one resource discovery services.
 
I suggest just "Collection-level description cluster", and that we anchor its
scope on previous work carried out by JISC, DCMI (and NISO) in developing schema
for describing collections. I'm happy to put in additional mini-use cases (or
just embed references in the cluster page) to illustrate collection strength and
metasearch organisation applications.



But I'm not the best person to be objective about this suggestion, due to my
close involvement with the Scottish Collections Network (SCONE) project and
services ...

 
Cheers
 
Gordon (about to hibernate for the next 3 weeks ;-)

 

On 20 December 2010 at 15:05 Emmanuelle Bermes <manue.fig@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 11:18 AM, Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl> wrote:
> > Hi Jodi,
> >
> > I think I have not much to add to your remarks--they seem all right.
> >
> > The exception being perhaps SEO. This is a feature that may be part of many
> > other use cases. Like Bibliographic data, Archive and heterogeneous data.
> > Perhaps another instance of a case that can belong to several clusters.
> > Cluster curators, feel free to pick it up if you think it is also
> > interesting for you!
>
> You're right, but I think it needs to be handled separately if we
> don't want it to be hidden by more complex aspects of our work.
> >
> > Antoine
> >
> >
> >> Perhaps "Social & Search" is the cluster that's left?
>
> +1
>
> >>
> >>    * Use Case Ranking Search Results by Popularity using Circulation Data
> >> <http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Use_Case_Ranking_Search_Results_by_Popularity_using_Circulation_Data>
> >> (Jodi)
> >>    * Use Case SEO <http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Use_Case_SEO>
> >>    * (pending use case -- "Use Case Link Social Bibliography to a
> >> Bibliographic Network")
> >>
> >>
> >> I think this is archival data (though it isn't heterogeneous):
> >>
> >>    * Use Case NLL Digitized Map Archive
> >> <http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Use_Case_NLL_Digitized_Map_Archive>
> >> (William)
>
> I think it would fit better in Digital Objects (it's not to get rid of it ;-)
> >>
> >>
> >> I tentatively added "finding items/collection-level description", though
> >> it could use a better name, for these:
> >>
> >>    * Use Case Find materials in the closest physical collection
> >> <http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Use_Case_Find_materials_in_the_closest_physical_collection&action=edit&redlink=1>
> >> (Gordan/Jodi to write in January)
> >>    * Use Case Find e-books or other digital materials, according to access
> >> restrictions
> >> <http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Use_Case_Find_e-books_or_other_digital_materials,_according_to_access_restrictions&action=edit&redlink=1>
> >> (Gordan/Jodi to write in January)
> >>
> >>    * Use Case Library Address Data
> >> <http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Use_Case_Library_Address_Data>
> >> (Gordon)
> >>
> >>
> >> Maybe someone else can come up with a better way to cluster these?
>
> Just another proposal for the name  of the cluster : can't we use the
> "Obtain" user task from FRBR ?
>
> Cheers
> Emma
>
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