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how to write SW news for the general public

From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 11:43:34 +0000
Message-ID: <CAMXe=SrYsi2z7faefNEDRPb-EpkfvpcwMaYGmHmbCv+wN62GJw@mail.gmail.com>
To: semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web@w3c.org>
I thought I would share the outline below  sent in reply to Daniel a
few days ago for general information, since I am looking for stories
for tech briefings from SW research aimed at the general public and
the  spanish national library linked data seems a good example

Basically, editors generally look for stories.
(Ultimately, the famous  2001 SW article in the Scientific American
was mostly a story)

The guiding questions below can serve as examples of how a news story
can be built around a dry tech note to help myself, as well as other
tech editors, publish more frequently about advances in sw

Look forward!

PDM

NB <salespitch>
 I take the opportunity to inform the community that I can post your
tech release suitably 'purposed' to global news service, as well as
training to research teams. <endsalespitch>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: ANN: Spanish National Library Linked Data and MARiMbA, a
tool for librarians
To: Daniel Vila <dvila@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es>


Daniel

Basically, to post an item to a 'newswire' I need to find 'a story to
tell'.  See some of the guide questions below (but not limited to). if
you send me some interesting inputs, I ll edit a story and post it.
Let me know if you have any more questions.

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via the standard university library  interface, and the open web (I guess)....


the user can now ..... (do what?)

the new system allows the user to...

(benefits?) find information faster? more complete information retrieval?
easier to access information? more meaningful results?what else?


example?
something that the reader can try themselves online?

a few technical notes on wht technology, system platform, architecture
were used to achieve the result

additional notes on funding/management of the project











On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 3:10 PM, Daniel Vila
<dvila@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es> wrote:
>
> Hi Paola,
>
>
> El 15 de febrero de 2012 16:56, Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com> escribió:
>
>> Daniel and all
>>
>> thanks for the update.
>>
>> Just a short comment on list rather than off list as I hope it can be useful feedback for future reference.
>
>
> Short comment?
>>
>>
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>>
>> I sometimes upload small news items to wordlwide news services, and would like to produce more sw related newsitems if they could be made relevant, so the short 'press release' format below is great.
>>
>> However, in reading it, I realise how little
>> the info below actually means to anyonw who is not a SW researcher (or has a different angle on SW research)
>>
>> (Apologies for repeating myself)
>>
>> I mean:
>>
>>> The SPARQL endpoint is available at [2].
>>> The RDF generation from MARC 21 records was done using our tool MARiMbA [3], which allows non-technical users to work on the mappings from MARC21 metadata to RDF using different RDFS/OWL vocabularies.
>>
>>
>> uh? the only word a generic audience would understand
>> is probably 'non technical users'
>>
>> :-)
>>
>> If a related information note could be written with a non sw researcher audience in mind, maybe it would be easier to write about it/distribute the news/attempt an intelligent conversation about the news
>>
>> For example, answring the question:
>>
>> what can people do now that could not do before?
>> how ?
>> with what benefits?
>> what's the technology behind it?
>>
>> it sometimes helps to get children below 12 years
>> old to help us find the right words, at least, that is one of the tricks we use in science communication
>>
>> it is generally not a good idea to get geeks to try to write up a piece of info for a non geek, because the latter is likely not to be able to makes sense of it
>>
>> Let me know, also offlist, if I can help
>> translate the news
>>
>> interested to understand  more of what has been done
>>
>> with friendship :-)
>>
>> PDM
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>
> With friendship as always, it would be great if you could contact and let us understand your point of view (offline).
>
> Daniel
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>> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 5:57 PM, Daniel Vila <dvila@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es> wrote:
>>>
>>> [Apologies for cross-postings]
>>>
>>> The Ontology Engineering Group, within the context of its Linked Data projects, is pleased to announce that the datos.bne.es [1] initiative has been launched.
>>> datos.bne.es is an open initiative aimed at enriching the Web of Data with library data from the Spanish National Library. The SPARQL endpoint is available at [2].
>>>
>>> The RDF generation from MARC 21 records was done using our tool MARiMbA [3], which allows non-technical users to work on the mappings from MARC21 metadata to RDF using different RDFS/OWL vocabularies.
>>>
>>> This initiative is part of the project “Linked data at the BNE”, supported by the BNE in cooperation with the Ontology Engineering Group (OEG) at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).  With this initiative, the BNE takes the challenge of publishing bibliographic and authority data in RDF, following the Linked Data Principles and under the CC0 (Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication) open license. Thereby, Spain joins the initiatives that libraries from countries such as the United Kingdom and Germany have recently launched.
>>>
>>> Approximately 2.4 million bibliographic records have been transformed into RDF. They are modern and ancient monographies, sound-recordings and musical scores. Besides, 4 million authority records of persons, corporate names, uniform titles and subjects have been transformed. The transformation process has generated around 58 million RDF triples and about 600K owl:sameAs links to other datasets such as DBPedia or VIAF. More information can be found in the DataHub entry [3]
>>>
>>> Best Regards,
>>>
>>> Daniel, Asun, and Boris
>>>
>>> [1] http://datos.bne.es
>>> [2] http://datos.bne.es/sparql
>>> [3] http://thedatahub.org/dataset/datos-bne-es
>>> [4] http://mayor2.dia.fi.upm.es/oeg-upm/index.php/en/downloads/228-marimba
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