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Re: Linked Data Book in Early Access Release

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 15:22:56 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhJfjvry2P+wpuNSyhYp6iWZjeNtwcGx2jWW85AXCeEa=A@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Dawson, Laura" <Laura.Dawson@bowker.com>
Cc: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
On 5 December 2012 15:21, Dawson, Laura <Laura.Dawson@bowker.com> wrote:

> I actually spend quite a bit of time thinking about this. Given that an
> ebook is, fundamentally, an xhtml file, it seems feasible that structuring
> it and tagging it much as we do on the open web could lead to books
> themselves being linked. I am piloting some experiments with this in 2013
> at Bowker.
>
> Also, Weaving the Web is ironically NOT available as an ebook from
> HarperCollins.
>

Maybe not from harpercollins, but im sure there is a digital version
somewhere.


>
> From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
> To: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
> Cc: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, "public-lod@w3.org" <
> public-lod@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: Linked Data Book in Early Access Release
>
>
>
> On 5 December 2012 14:56, David Wood <david@3roundstones.com> wrote:
>
>> On Dec 5, 2012, at 08:46, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
>>
>> > On 12/5/12 7:55 AM, David Wood wrote:
>> >> On Dec 5, 2012, at 06:34, Chris Beer<chris@codex.net.au>  wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> ><snip>
>> >>> >
>> >>>>> >>>http://www.manning.com/dwood/  itself doesn't seam to have any
>> Linked Data
>> >>>>> >>>to consume;)
>> >>> >
>> >>> >Makes sense to me - if you know enough to look for LD resources at
>> the
>> >>> >manning.com/dwood/ URI, you've just self evaluated that you
>> probably don't
>> >>> >need the book! :P
>> >> I agree - and have been speaking with Manning about this.
>>  Unfortunately, I haven't made any progress yet.  I'll keep trying!
>> >>
>> >> Thanks for the mail.  Perhaps I can use it as proof to Manning that
>> people do want LD on their site.
>> >>
>> >> Regards,
>> >> Dave
>> >>
>> >>
>> > Dave,
>> >
>> > They have to understand that its sorta contradictory if they need to be
>> convinced of this matter :-)
>>
>> Oh, I see your point and have made it myself.  Unfortunately, economics
>> seems to be dictating otherwise to them for right or wrong.
>>
>> The only productive suggestion that has been made to me is to put up a
>> parallel site for the book that includes LD.  Michael Hausenblas has
>> offered the domain linkeddatadeveloper.com, which was his original site
>> for the book but has fallen into disuse.  Of course, I would need to be
>> willing to pay for the site and take the time to operate it.
>>
>> Would the community find that a useful thing to do?  I am willing to go
>> to the effort if I receive a good number of positive responses.
>>
>
> In (I think the preface) to "Weaving the Web", Tim wrote something like,
> "The next one will be online, I promise"
>
> The dream of linked data has always been to be a collaborative space to
> both read and write to.
>
> If it were feasible to dogfood such an endeavour, I think the dream of
> linked data could be close to reality.
>
> I wonder if we're close enough yet for this to be practical?
>
>
>>
>> Regards,
>> Dave
>>
>>
>>
>
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