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Presentation delivered at O'Reilly ToC 2009, New York, February, on creating services that work across books, discussing semantic value and linked data concepts

Presentation delivered at O'Reilly ToC 2009, New York, February, on creating services that work across books, discussing semantic value and linked data concepts

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  • 1. Literature as a (Web) Service Peter Brantley Digital Library Federation 10 Feb 2009
  • 2. DLF is a ... {description} (member ()) (library ())
  • 3. When we think of books … we think of books as objects … (albeit of a special sort)
  • 4. sometimes we even behold them as works of art
  • 5. “ hand°i°craft°Art”, Vali... , Flickr
  • 6. //JOB books are machine things
  • 7. “ M&H Type Arion Press Tour”, inarge , Flickr
  • 8. (sans dynamism, texture) (size shape proportions) 2 ✚ D (very limited conception)
  • 9. the book is a social construction a successful commodity
  • 10. “ a book is a machine to think with.” - I. A. Richards - Principles of Literary Criticism - 1924
  • 11. Nota Bene: books never static. we read books.
  • 12. “ Northfield Carnegie Reading Room”, Olivander , Flickr
  • 13. reading is itself a social product
  • 14. a commodity in concert with language, and a conception of personal space.
  • 15. what the heck?
  • 16. now our analog culture is being
  • 17. uplifted | to | digital
  • 18. “ The Rocket blasts off”, Phil Gyford , Flickr
  • 19. and what is a “ book ” is about to be redefined
  • 20. not just in the context of itself
  • 21. “ This is No Barnes and Nobel: El Ateneo Bookstore”, longhorndave , Flickr
  • 22. new form of commodity
  • 23. a new set of relationships
  • 24. books are now networked commodities
  • 25. “ Network Operations Center at NPR”, Collapse the Light , Flickr
  • 26. “ reading” becomes redefined
  • 27. “ Things to do while traveling by train”, Akbar Simonse, Flickr
  • 28. reading (silently) always before a solitary act
  • 29. 1 person + 1 book
  • 30.  
  • 31. reading many things [in the context of others]
  • 32. reading will be increasingly embedded in & produced in highly networked contexts
  • 33. So, what I want to say ...
  • 34. what is published
  • 35. will become less about the books
  • 36. than the people who read them
  • 37. “ reading in the sun”, gnackgnackgnack , Flickr
  • 38. Books to  People
  • 39. extract  what’s important - [inside the books]
  • 40. words, ceoln , Flickr
  • 41. the words that the books contain.
  • 42.
    • words that
    • represent
    • fact
    • beauty
    • thought
    • expression
  • 43. digital words can be – described by other words joined across books linked with data
  • 44. “ MMMMathemmmmmatics”, Flickroff, Flickr
  • 45. words that: describe themselves ↓ words that: build new services
  • 46. ah, let me explain that ...
  • 47. “ The P Word”, racineur , Flickr
  • 48. via a torturous analogy ... ... ... Gemeinschaft books  Gesellschaft books
  • 49. future : when we read a book ( networked )
  • 50. we don’t need to stop at the “cover” of the book (read just the words in the book )
  • 51. “ book cover collage”, monkeyc.net , Flickr
  • 52. an environment of participatory engagement
  • 53. environment is emerging across books
  • 54. any book can be a passage into the world of all the thoughts that can be found in the book
  • 55. “ books strung up by their spines, and the words that fell out of them”, glitter feet , Flickr
  • 56. books can now work together
  • 57. words of books can be associated among each other
  • 58. “ now”, quinnnchick , Flickr ( via Shelly Jackson’s The Skin Project )
  • 59. literature can become a (web) service
  • 60. “ Teaching How to Dance”, William Forrester , Flickr
  • 61. Homework Exercise
  • 62.
    • Imagine- 1 :
      • All digitized non-fiction books
      • ... a rough machine translation
      • ... the major world languages
  • 63. jumble of words ruptured contexts - but - “ knowledge tokens” preserved
  • 64. a highly derivative work indexed and searchable
  • 65. awareness of knowledge becomes accessible to a huge portion of the world
  • 66. “ book”, mybloodyself , Flickr
  • 67.
    • Imagine- 2 :
      • Wikipedia entries
      • ... machine-enhanced
      • ... linked to books
  • 68. data in wikipedia with data in books linking _ data
  • 69.
    • Linked Data
      • .
      • using the web
      • to connect data
      • .
  • 70. Linked Data uses words --- to join --- other words
  • 71. “ Xarxa”, Xarxes socials i llengües, Flickr
  • 72. new awareness / new knowledge / machine generated machine enhanced
  • 73. we can do these things : today :
  • 74. (Google does)
  • 75. “ Platinum spiral catalyzing methanol oxidation”, ystenes , Flickr
  • 76. we are thinking of the things you make the words the ideas
  • 77. as a catalyst for new services ( not products)
  • 78. Δ requires changes
  • 79. we have to think of (IP) rights in a new way
  • 80. just as we think of our books in a new way
  • 81. upside for developers of services
  • 82. services generate renewable revenue
  • 83. In ∑ …
  • 84. books are empowered in the digital age
  • 85. by w o r d s
  • 86. And the people who read them.
  • 87. “ At The Bookstore Café”, erix !, Flickr
  • 88. Google figured this out (Google Book Search)
  • 89. When you think of literature as a catalyst
  • 90. as a whole assemblage of thoughts concepts ideas
  • 91. you are limited only by your imagination
  • 92. “ Sweet dreams for Christmas...”, carf , Flickr
  • 93. kthxbai! peter at diglib.org naypinya {twitter, skype, slideshare}

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