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Re: Social use case ideas

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2011 18:37:51 +0100
Message-ID: <4D274F6F.808@few.vu.nl>
To: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
On 1/6/11 3:58 PM, Uldis Bojars wrote:
> Hi Antoine,
> Just a quick reply to 3). Will reply to other comments in a follow-up email.
> On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 6:09 PM, Antoine Isaac<aisaac@few.vu.nl>  wrote:
>>> 3) Location/ownership info
>>> An open publication catalog + information about where these
>>> publications can be found.
>>> To add a social aspect, let users of this service indicate what
>>> publications they have and if / on what conditions they would lend
>>> these books. As a result participants would not only be able to find
>>> books in nearby collections (presumably covered by the Use Case Find
>>> materials in the closest physical collection) but could also enable
>>> peer-to-peer book-swapping (though would require a critical mass of
>>> users from any given location before it becomes useful for people from
>>> that location).
>> I'm not sure I understand this use case: who are the "users"/"participants"
>> who hold publications and could swap them? End users or libraries
>> themselves?
> Re peer-to-peer book-swapping the intended participants are end users.
> They share information about the books they have and an information
> system that aggregates this information helps them find books nearby
> that they may be interested in.
> Jodi suggested an interesting twist to this use case -- to also look
> at e-book lending / sharing (e.g., with underlying architecture
> ensuring that copyright legislation is complied with -- such as by
> expiring a shared ebook after a given period of time).
> But there is no reason why libraries should be excluded. End users may
> also use information about books that are available in nearby
> libraries. (One use case does not exclude the other)

OK, I can get it now, thanks. This is really interesting stuff!

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