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Re: YouTube video?

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 11:10:09 -0700
Message-ID: <20101014111009.b84k8x8m8k8ws488@kcoyle.net>
To: Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Cc: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>, Joe Provenzano <provenzano@wis.edu>
A number of interesting links show up on the author page at the Open Library:

http://openlibrary.org/authors/OL446842A/Anne_Frank

And a search (on what turns out NOT to be the title) shows a lot of  
related works, including teachers' editions:

http://openlibrary.org/search?q=diary+of+anne+frank

kc

Quoting Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>:

> Dear all,
>
> Some of you may have noticed a new item on the Pittsburgh
> agenda -- a YouTube video on library linked data [1 and below].
> I am in touch with instructors of art and Web design at a
> secondary school in Washington DC that is interested in doing
> the production side.
>
> The idea is that the video would show visually how statements
> about things correspond to links in graphs and how different
> graphs can be linked with each other.  Visually, we're
> thinking along the lines of stop-action video using either
> Tinkertoys or the sorts of model kits one uses in organic
> chemistry courses to construct molecules.  Some animation
> could be used.  Kids at the school would provide voice-overs
> but no talking heads would appear in the video.  Since it is
> an international school, they are especially interested in
> the idea of voice-overs (with sub-titles) in languages they
> emphasize, such as French, Chinese, and (unusually) Dutch.
>
> The role of LLD XG (and DCMI) would be to provide a script for
> the video -- real examples of linked data, and to specify a
> sequence by which different graphs would be constructed and
> linked with each other.
>
> When asked for a book that could provide a focal point for
> the video, the school librarians suggested The Diary of Anne
> Frank -- a book that all the kids know, and that kids in other
> countries are also likely to know and relate to.  It looks to
> me like a perfect focus because it has been translated into
> every major language, adapted in films, and is linked to so
> many topics (and also happens to be Dutch in the original).
>
> The task of LLD XG, as I see it, would be to distill out
> of the endless possibilities a simple story line, starting
> with a description of the book in English and linking out to
> a translation or two, film adaptation, further information
> about Anne Frank, Anne Frank House, and historical context.
> Things like FRBR, authority control, and Wikipedia could be
> worked into the narrative.  The possibilities are so vast that
> the biggest challenge, it seems to me, will be to narrow the
> focus enough to fit into a short video.
>
> The examples should be real, the connections understandable,
> and I'm thinking the film should end up showing a visually
> compelling cluster of information.  If we give them a good
> story line, the kids can work with their instructors to make
> the film graphically engaging.
>
> Everyone I have spoken to about this idea is very enthusiastic
> and motivated, especially at the school.
>
> Though it is on the agenda for the face-to-face in Pittsburgh,
> we may not have much time for it during the meeting itself
> because we have so much else to discuss.  However, this is
> a great topic to brainstorm over beer in the evening.
>
> If you all like this idea, it would be great if you could
> have a look in your favorite linked data sources over the
> coming week to see what you find -- particularly in French,
> Chinese, and Dutch.
>
> Tom
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/YouTube_Video
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Project: YouTube Video on Triples in Linked Data
>
> Version: 2010-10-12
>
> Coordinators
>     Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
>     Joe Provenzano <provenzano@wis.edu>, Washington
>         International School, http://www.wis.edu/
>
> Concept
>
> -- Video showing triples being constructed into
>    graphs using tinkertoys or biochemical model kits.
>
> -- Scripted by the W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group
>    (at any rate the part about example triples used).
>
> -- Narrated by WIS students.
>
> -- Stop-action video, with hands coming in to connect
>    new triples to the growing graph.
>
> -- Other visually interesting elements, such as animation,
>    perhaps scripted by the students, for example to convey
>    the notion of mashing-up data from different sources.
>
> -- Produced as a co-production of:
>    -- Washington International School (WIS)
>       http://www.wis.edu/
>    -- W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group (LLD XG)
>       http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/
>    -- Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
>       http://dublincore.org/
>
> -- LLD XG and DCMI to provide a basic script with voice-over.
>
> -- Tom to work with Joe and his students by explaining the
>    content, brainstorming with them about presentation, and
>    providing input and feedback on the visual results.
>
> -- Published on YouTube.
>
> Brainstorming...
>
> -- Tom: Video could start slow, connecting up a few triples,
>    then once the main idea has been presented, the action could
>    accelerate, with hands flying in from right and left until
>    a complex graph of linked data has resulted.
>
> -- Tom: Script could include merging data in French, Dutch, or
>    other WIS languages, with the voice-over spoken by
>    native-speaker students, with subtitles in English, tying
>    in with the spirit and mission of WIS.
>
> -- Antoine: Using FRBR, show how the more intuitive "work"
>    notion can allow to provide access to all these URIs
>    of book-related E/M/Is (or any mixing of them) in a
>    multilingual domain. Starting with one language-specific
>    E/M/I worked out in RDF, then have hundreds of balls thrown
>    at a poor guy with as many language-specific titles voiced
>    in the background. But FRBR comes to the rescue, bringing
>    structure with one magic ball that connects them all.
>
>
> --
> Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
>
>



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