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Re: Digital Publishing Annotation Use Cases

From: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:10:00 -0600
Message-ID: <CABevsUEHaPA2tU2L02Zo0Qjn+KnEhqKL4byeAXdu9k8QT4Pukw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jane Hunter <jane@itee.uq.edu.au>
Cc: public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
Markus, one of the co-chairs replied to say:

My take on this is to not worry too much about general vs niche at
this stage. If you have a use case that has relevance for you as a
stakeholder, then add it! While too much niche-ism obviously will not
be good in the end, the idea is that the IG use case acceptance
process (e.g. taking the status from NEW to ACCEPTED or REJECTED) as
well as the forthcoming prioritization exercise, would catch and
filter out or at least demote entries that are found to matter to too

So please if you could write up the use cases, that would be fantastic.

Many thanks!


On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM, Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Jane, Anna,
> I think that would be an edge case, as my understanding of the scope
> is that the user is the general public, rather than academics.
> However this isn't made explicit anywhere, I'll find out if
> annotation-as-scholarship is in scope or not.  Certainly academic
> objects and teaching/learning resources are explicitly in scope.
> Annotations as part of the publication were discussed at the February
> workshop in NYC, but I'm not sure if that's part of the charter.  I
> would expect this is to be in scope, as it's not specific to a
> particular environment.
> Thanks!
> Rob
> On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 5:06 PM, Jane Hunter <jane@itee.uq.edu.au> wrote:
>> Dear Rob,
>> Does the scope include "Electronic Scholarly Editions"?
>> We have some very complex annotation use cases associated with online scholarly editions.
>> In the case of "Electronic Scholarly Editions", the annotations are part of the actual "digital publication".
>> Regards
>> Jane
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Robert Sanderson [mailto:azaroth42@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, 21 August 2013 7:28 AM
>> To: public-openannotation
>> Subject: Digital Publishing Annotation Use Cases
>> Dear all,
>> The Digital Publishing Interest Group at the W3C is looking for use cases around digital publishing in several areas, including social reading and annotation.  The scope of a "digital publication" is "electronic journals, magazines, news, or book publishing" but this is somewhat loosely interpreted to include comics and other similar sorts of things.
>> It would be great if we, as a group, could contribute to that effort in providing a comprehensive set of use cases for annotating digital publications. By participating in this exercise we stand to gain a lot of exposure and credibility within the W3C world, and would put us in good standing for any future move to a working group structure.  It would also bring our requirements to the attention of the larger W3C working groups such as CSS (for style), SVG (SvgSelector), HTML5 and so forth.
>> Both Paolo and I are members of the IG, and I volunteered to organize the collection of annotation use cases.  If you would be so kind as to write up any use cases you have in this area, either in the OACG wiki or simply replying in the thread, I'm very happy to transcribe them into the W3C use case template for you.
>> Many thanks,
>> Rob
>> The DPUB IG:
>>     http://www.w3.org/dpub/IG/
>>     http://www.w3.org/2013/02/digpubig.html
>>     http://www.w3.org/dpub/IG/wiki/UseCase_Directory
>> OA Use Case Wiki
>>     http://www.w3.org/community/openannotation/wiki/UseCases
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