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New Use Case Template and Examples

From: Kai Eckert <eckert@bib.uni-mannheim.de>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 18:13:05 +0200
Message-ID: <4C3DE211.2040907@bib.uni-mannheim.de>
To: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>, public-lld@w3.org
Hello all,

Emmanuelle, Alexander and I finished our work on the redesign of the
template based on two example use cases. The template [1], as well as
the two use cases [2,3] can be found in the wiki.

Beside some minor text clarifications, the main changes are as follows:

   * Additional section "Application of linked data": We needed this to
separate the linked data specific content from the actual use case
scenario. This should encourage contributors to really step back from
the possible linked data implementation and think independently about
the actual use case.

   * We moved the "Existing Work" section upwards, after the
"Application of Linked Data" section: This should encourage another
abstraction, we want to separate principle linked data solutions from
actual solutions that might be used to fulfill the use case.

In other words: Application of linked data should *not* describe library
domain specific things. Existing work *should* describe library domain
specific solutions.

   * Additional section "Related Vocabularies": Here we just gather
information about vocabularies, which might be valuable for an overall

The "Problems and Limitations" section should then be used to describe
problems on all levels of the former sections: problems with the whole
scenario, linked data specific problems, problems with existing works
and/or vocabularies.

   * The section "Unanticipated Uses" is extended with "Related Use
Cases" and can be used to group use cases together, as well as encourage
new use cases.

   * The Section "Dimensions" is currently called Dimensions / Topics
and has been moved to the end of the template: that was already
suggested on the mailing list. As a preliminary result: The topics have
to be cleaned up to use them for the use cases, they need at least
shorter and clearer names and they should not overlap. The dimensions
were not sufficient for the Digital Preservation use case and should be

   * Additional section "References"

Regarding the dimensions/topics, we think that we (the XG, not we three
;-)) should clean them up a little bit and then refine them later as we
see the need. At the end of the gathering process, we have to rework the
topics and dimensions anyway and make sure that they are in line with
the then-available use cases.

That's it, now we can continue the discussion about the template.

Thanks to Emmanuelle and Alexander, the work with you was very
productive and efficient (and pleasant!). And finally, I consider the
following actions as DELIVERED, yeah! :-)

[NEW] ACTION: Alexander, kai, emma to populate the template for use
cases [recorded in
[NEW] ACTION: stu, alexander, kai and emma to suggest another version of
the template. [recorded in



Kai Eckert
Universitätsbibliothek Mannheim
Fachreferat Mathematik, Informatik, Wirtschaftsinformatik
Schloss Ostfluegel
68131 Mannheim
Tel. 0621/181-2946  Fax 0621/181-2918
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