[dutchsemweb-l] Call for Use Cases: Library Linked Data

Vanderfeesten, Maurice Vanderfeesten at surf.nl
Thu Sep 30 17:35:34 CEST 2010

Hi Emanuele,

A use case the W3C could use for 'LinkedData in Libraries' (http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/) might be in a slight different perspective than you might have imagined.
SURFfoundation is creating together with several University libraries so called "Enhanced Publications". Creating semantic relations between the traditional publication and the adjacent/supplementary (web)resources such as background information, data and rich media. 
See the video: http://www.youtube.com/user/StichtingSURF#p/a/u/2/e_KJTsr1fys 
Lots and lots of these 'Enhanced Publications'  create the possibility for the end-user to browse and reuse the nodes of knowledge resources in a way that wasn't possible before, discovering new publications in other domains than the original dataset was intended to be used  and opening-up new research possibilities. Example use case: http://escape.utwente.nl 
More on this topic: http://www.surffoundation.nl/en/themas/openonderzoek/verrijktepublicaties/Pages/default.aspx 
Literature about this topic: 
- http://www.surffoundation.nl/en/publicaties/Pages/EnhancedPublications.aspx 
- http://www.surffoundation.nl/en/publicaties/Pages/EmergingStandardsforEnhancedPublicationsandRepositoryTechnology.aspx

------Referring to the mission of the Library Linked Data incubator group:------
Furthermore the Research Library community in SURF has built a rich history of creating semantic interoperability. Guidelines, vocabularies, application profiles have evolved to create a distributed network of connected library systems in the Netherlands. See: http://purl.org/REP/standards 
The networked representation/result can be seen in a portal where all research information in the Netherlands has been put together: http://narcis.nl (formally known as darenet.nl)
These guidelines have had international impact in the repository community and have been formed in the DRIVER guidelines and translated in several languages. http://www.driver-support.eu/managers.html#guidelines ; this has been adopted by the Confederation of Open Access Repositories, see: http://coar-repositories.org/ Also this has continuing up-take in the OpenAIRE project with interoperable extensions, see: http://www.openaire.eu/en/about-openaire/publications-presentations.html 

Is this enough information for a use case?

All the best
Maurice Vanderfeesten

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Subject: [dutchsemweb-l] Call for Use Cases: Library Linked Data

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W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group - http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/

Call for Use Cases: Library Linked Data

Are you currently using linked data technology [1] for library-related data, or considering doing it in the near future? If so, please tell us more by filling in the questionnaire below and sending it back to us or to public-lld at w3.org, preferably before October 15th, 2010.

The information you provide will be influential in guiding the activities the Library Linked Data Incubator Group will undertake to help increase global interoperability of library data on the Web. The information you provide will be curated and published on the group wikispace at [3].

We understand that your time is precious, so please don't feel you have to answer every question. Some sections of the templates are clearly marked as optional. However, the more information you can provide, the easier it will be for the Incubator Group to understand your case. And, of course, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any trouble answering our questions.
Editorial guidance on specific points is provided at [2], and examples are available at [3].

We are particularly interested in use cases describing the use of library linked data for end-user oriented applications. However, we're not ruling anything out at this stage, and the Incubator Group will carefully consider all submissions we receive.

On behalf of the Incubator Group, thanks in advance for your time,

Emmanuelle Bermes (Emmanuelle.Bermes_bnf.fr), Alexander Haffner (A.Haffner_d-nb.de), Antoine Isaac (aisaac_few.vu.nl) and Jodi Schneider (jodi.schneider_deri.org)

[1] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/UCCuration
[3] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/UseCases


=== Name ===

A short name by which we can refer to the use case in discussions.

=== Owner ===

The contact person for this use case.

=== Background and Current Practice ===

Where this use case takes place in a specific domain, and so requires some prior information to understand, this section is used to describe that domain. As far as possible, please put explanation of the domain in here, to keep the scenario as short as possible. If this scenario is best illustrated by showing how applying technology could replace current existing practice, then this section can be used to describe the current practice. Often, the key to why a use case is important also lies in what problem would occur if it was not achieved, or what problem means it is hard to achieve.

=== Goal ===

Two short statements stating (1) what is achieved in the scenario without reference to linked data, and (2) how we use linked data technology to achieve this goal.

=== Target Audience ===

The main audience of your case. For example scholars, the general public, service providers, archivists, computer programs...

=== Use Case Scenario ===

The use case scenario itself, described as a story in which actors interact with systems. This section should focus on the user needs in this scenario. Do not mention technical aspects and/or the use of linked data.

=== Application of linked data for the given use case ===

This section describes how linked data technology could be used to support the use case above. Try to focus on linked data on an abstract level, without mentioning concrete applications and/or vocabularies. Hint: Nothing library domain specific.

=== Existing Work (optional) ===

This section is used to refer to existing technologies or approaches which achieve the use case (Hint: Specific approaches in the library domain). It may especially refer to running prototypes or applications.

=== Related Vocabularies (optional) ===

Here you can list and clarify the use of vocabularies (element sets and value
vocabularies) which can be helpful and applied within this context.

=== Problems and Limitations (optional) ===

This section lists reasons why this scenario is or may be difficult to achieve, including pre-requisites which may not be met, technological obstacles etc. Please explicitly list here the technical challenges made apparent by this use case. This will aid in creating a roadmap to overcome those challenges.

=== Related Use Cases and Unanticipated Uses (optional) ===

The scenario above describes a particular case of using linked data. However, by allowing this scenario to take place, the likely solution allows for other use cases. This section captures unanticipated uses of the same system apparent in the use case scenario.

=== References (optional) ===

This section is used to refer to cited literature and quoted websites.

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