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Re: Ease of adoption

From: Wes Turner <wes.turner@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:49:10 -0500
Message-ID: <CACfEFw80yv-ez1Ngig26dM+TW6NZaAXXjKJN52MDBd4VbU8kfQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Dawson, Laura" <Laura.Dawson@bowker.com>
Cc: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>, Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>, Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Dawson, Laura <Laura.Dawson@bowker.com> wrote:
> What I've been looking for is an interface that allows a "web monkey" or
> home user to do this…in book files. To mark up ebooks semantically, and have
> search engines ingest the files in their indexes, would be a huge leap
> forward. It would help search, it would help books, it would help society as
> a whole.

If I understand your use case correctly:

* extract metadata from eBook file formats [1] like ePub [2] and Mobi [3]
* map metadata from existing files to schema.org metadata [4]
* include that metadata externally in an HTML page [5]
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_indexing
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_data

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPub
[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobipocket
[4] http://schema.org/Book
[5] http://schema.rdfs.org/tools.html

> But we are missing three things in that: the Wordpress-y like interface that
> would allow this; the ability for an epub or mobi file to handle this markup
> without breaking; and the willingness of the book market to experiment. (To
> wit: Authors Guild lawsuit against Google Books regarding indexing and
> abstracting. Walled garden ebook environments. Etc.)

"Form-based publishing tools" like schema creator and microdata generator
provide standalone schema.org markup generating tools. [5][6][7]

There are ongoing projects for integrating linked data with
widely deployed applications like Drupal [8][9] and WordPress [10]
with Schema.org.

[6] http://schema-creator.org/
[7] http://www.microdatagenerator.com/
[8] http://www.reddit.com/r/semanticweb/comments/1i622l/drupal_8_now_has_schemaorg_rdf_mappings_but_dont/
[9] https://drupal.org/project/schemaorg
[10] http://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/schemaorg

CKAN [11][12][13] is also popular.

WorldCat now shares linked data
"for its linked dataset of 290+ million bibliographic resources". [14][15]

[11] http://ckan.org/open-standards/
[12] http://docs.ckan.org/
[13] https://github.com/okfn/ckan
[14] http://www.reddit.com/r/semanticweb/comments/1fm5z3/worldcat_has_now_proper_content_negotiation_for/#cabsejm
[15] http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41266045.ttl
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