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Re: Restructuring the "available data" section (s)

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:44:30 -0700
Message-ID: <20110822084430.10701fceyj1ugzfi@kcoyle.net>
To: public-xg-lld@w3.org
I agree with Jodi that there is something that doesn't work in this  
section. The "linking issue" doesn't fit under the general heading  
"Available...". In fact, I'm not quite sure what this section is  
attempting to do here in the appendix. If this is an issue that we  
need to address then it should be in the issues section, no? It seems  
quite out of place here.

I could imagine a section on vocabulary linking that emphasizes  
vocabularies like VIAF and LCSH that are available for widespread  
linking. But I don't think that's what this section was intended to do.


Quoting Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>:

> Hi Jodi,
> I'm ok for splitting them, and have thus 3 "technical appendices".  
> It's in fact my preferred solution. But Marcia' right to say we can  
> come with a small introduction, and having now 3 appendices is a  
> significant change in the formal structure of the report (though not  
> on the content).
> So let's give ourselves a couple more days, and ask to the group:  
> any objection to having 3 technical appendices, anyone?
> Antoine
>>> OK, I see the issue. Indeed the appendix on available data is a  
>>> bit unbalanced now, as it results from putting aside two things  
>>> that were in one bigger section before (together with the bits on  
>>> "data availability" that are in the "current situation" now):
>>> - a brief presentation of the report
>>> - more details on the issue of semantic connections (alignments).
>>> I can't really think of a way to introduce them in an elegant way.  
>>> These are basically left-overs, but left-overs that are important,  
>>> and refered to from the main report body. I hope readers will  
>>> access them from that main report that cites them. I also count on  
>>> the fact that readers would be less demanding, for a more  
>>> technical appendix.
>>> And I'd be reluctant to remove them. It's good to have a teaser  
>>> for the side deliverable on data. And the part on alignment issues  
>>> is quite important. In fact via the blog comments we've been asked  
>>> to write even more on it...
>> I'm not suggesting removing them. But if they are two separate  
>> things, let's give them each a heading:
>>>> -An inventory of existing library linked data resources
>>>> -The linking issue
>> , rather than subsuming the two under a common heading ("Available  
>> Vocabularies and Datasets").
>> I agree that these are valuable to have in the report!
>> -Jodi
>>> Cheers,
>>> Antoine
>>>> Thanks, Antoine! I think that's really nice!
>>>> I think I was mainly confused because there are two  
>>>> subsubsections there, under the heading "Available Vocabularies  
>>>> and Datasets":
>>>> -An inventory of existing library linked data resources
>>>> -The linking issue
>>>> Are these two subsections part of some larger whole? If so  
>>>> *that*, to me, is what requires an introduction (i.e. explaining  
>>>> the larger whole). Alternately, perhaps they are each  
>>>> subsections, and we can get rid of the heading "Available  
>>>> Vocabularies and Datasets"?
>>>> -Jodi
>>>> On 19 Aug 2011, at 22:02, Antoine Isaac wrote:
>>>>> Hi Jodi,
>>>>> I feel there was already a kind of introduction in the section  
>>>>> you're pointing at. Anyway, as it was missing some of your  
>>>>> point, I've extended it: the result can be seen at
>>>>> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Draft_Vocabularies_Datasets_Section2&diff=5795&oldid=5777
>>>>> I hope it is better now!
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> Antoine
>>>>>> Hi Antoine -- sorry I wasn't clear.
>>>>>> It's here:
>>>>>> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/DraftReportWithTransclusion#Available_Vocabularies_and_Datasets
>>>>>> (aka this section:
>>>>>> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Draft_Vocabularies_Datasets_Section2  
>>>>>> )
>>>>>> The inventory isn't introduced. I think it would help to  
>>>>>> explain why it's important and why people should read it.
>>>>>> :) -Jodi
>>>>>> On 17 Aug 2011, at 23:30, Antoine Isaac wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi Jodi,
>>>>>>> Thanks for the feedback! I think these are good ideas to take  
>>>>>>> onboard, but as the material on available data has changed  
>>>>>>> quite a lot in the past weeks, I'd like to be sure for which  
>>>>>>> part, you'd suggest this introductory paragraph :-)
>>>>>>> - the "Data availability" sub-section (in "current situation")  
>>>>>>> of the main report
>>>>>>> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/DraftReportWithTransclusion#Data_availability
>>>>>>> has a small introduction
>>>>>>> [
>>>>>>> The success of linked library data relies on the ability of  
>>>>>>> its practitioners to identify, re-use or connect to existing  
>>>>>>> datasets and data models. Linked datasets and vocabularies  
>>>>>>> that are essential in the library and related domains,  
>>>>>>> however, have previously been unknown or unfamiliar to many.  
>>>>>>> The LLD XG has thus initiated an inventory of available  
>>>>>>> library-related linked data, which is presented in further  
>>>>>>> detail in Section @@TODO@@ and has lead to the observations  
>>>>>>> below.
>>>>>>> ]
>>>>>>> - the "Available Vocabularies and Datasets" technical section  
>>>>>>> at the end of the main report
>>>>>>> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/DraftReportWithTransclusion#Available_Vocabularies_and_Datasets
>>>>>>> also has stuff presenting the inventory
>>>>>>> I agree that both may not address all your points. But  
>>>>>>> together they already give a lot. If I'm to adapt one of them,  
>>>>>>> which one would you recommend?
>>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>>> Antoine
>>>>>>>> Thanks, Antoine! :)
>>>>>>>> I think it would be useful to add an introductory paragraph  
>>>>>>>> to the inventory, giving a motivation for providing it.  
>>>>>>>> Motivations might include
>>>>>>>> -having a convenient place for librarians to become more  
>>>>>>>> familiar with key vocabularies
>>>>>>>> --due to general lack of familiarity
>>>>>>>> --due to the importance of reusing vocabularies
>>>>>>>> -showing the adoption of semweb and the maturity of existing  
>>>>>>>> vocabularies
>>>>>>>> --there are many areas with mature vocabularies
>>>>>>>> --there are other areas where libraries could participate in  
>>>>>>>> the innovation if they desire
>>>>>>>> Maybe there are other reasons? The intro would help clarify  
>>>>>>>> the importance of this section in the whole report, as well  
>>>>>>>> as indicate the appropriate audience for it.
>>>>>>>> -Jodi
>>>>>>>> On 12 Aug 2011, at 23:23, Antoine Isaac wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Dear all,
>>>>>>>>> In the last telecon it was agreed that the former "available  
>>>>>>>>> data" section [1] could live in the final report, on the  
>>>>>>>>> condition that it is split in two parts:
>>>>>>>>> - one fitting the new "current situation" section [2]
>>>>>>>>> - the other being put at the end of the report, to give more  
>>>>>>>>> details [3]
>>>>>>>>> To address complains about the length of the proposed  
>>>>>>>>> sub-section for "current situation", I've tried to shorten  
>>>>>>>>> it, and put some of the material in the separate section at  
>>>>>>>>> the end [5]. I've also created a small intro in the "current  
>>>>>>>>> situation" sub-section, which refers to our survey and the  
>>>>>>>>> appendix section.
>>>>>>>>> Feedback is much welcome. The paragraphs are still the  
>>>>>>>>> longest ones in the "current situation" section, but I do  
>>>>>>>>> hope they fit better now...
>>>>>>>>> Best,
>>>>>>>>> Antoine
>>>>>>>>> [1]  
>>>>>>>>> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Draft_Vocabularies_Datasets_Section&oldid=5672
>>>>>>>>> [2]  
>>>>>>>>> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/DraftReportWithTransclusion-Multiple_Reports#Data_availability
>>>>>>>>> [3]  
>>>>>>>>> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/DraftReportWithTransclusion-Multiple_Reports#Available_Vocabularies_and_Datasets
>>>>>>>>> [4]http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Draft_Vocabularies_Datasets_As_Current_Situation&diff=5753&oldid=5670
>>>>>>>>> [5]  
>>>>>>>>> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Draft_Vocabularies_Datasets_Section2&diff=5754&oldid=5710

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