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Bringing eContent to Life

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I gave this talk at the 2009 Association of Subscription Agents. It describes the concept of technology waves, and how we are at the start of the semantic web waves. The presentation describes two projects Talis is undertaking with scholarly content around the semantic web - a society social networking prototype called Xiphos Network and a product called Talis Aspire to deliver eContent to end users via scholarly resource lists.

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Bringing eContent to Life

  1. 1. Bringing e-content to life <ul><li>Chris Clarke, Talis Group Limited </li></ul>shared innovation ™ http://www.flickr.com/photos/unaciertamirada/80802561/sizes/o/
  2. 2. shared innovation ™ http://www.flickr.com/photos/rappensuncle/143438318/sizes/l/ Technology ANY INDUSTRY comes in waves PRINTING PRESS Industrial revolution Mechanisation of industry Electricity
  3. 3. shared innovation ™ last 30 years in computing industry... In publishing, printing press, move to online - all waves
  4. 4. shared innovation ™ Recent Junction between publishing and computing - web 1.0 Lets talk about the web
  5. 5. the web circa 1991 shared innovation ™ <a href=” http://example.org ”>
  6. 6. shared innovation ™ Copyright © veganstraightedge, 2006. Downloaded from http://www.flickr.com/photos/veganstraightedge/158339457/
  7. 7. shared innovation ™ Copyright © Noah Sussman, 2007. Downloaded from http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefangmonster/352461415/
  8. 8. shared innovation ™ Copyright © Jay Dugger, 2006. Downloaded from http://www.flickr.com/photos/jay_dugger/322725887/
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  10. 10. shared innovation ™ a web of documents
  11. 11. shared innovation ™ web 2.0 is a highly evolved web of documents, with user generated content on top (and rounded corners of course!)
  12. 12. shared innovation ™ Actually in technology terms, web 2.0 = web 1.0
  13. 13. shared innovation ™ if you’re currently thinking about web 2.0, you’re about 10 years late
  14. 14. shared innovation ™ now lets talk about what’s next...
  15. 15. shared innovation ™ What’s wrong with web 2.0? to do that, going to look at what’s wrong with status quo
  16. 16. shared innovation ™ a simple google query by a novice user
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  24. 24. hidden meaning of links shared innovation ™ <a href=” http://example.org ”> one of the problems is...
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  27. 27. shared innovation ™ the semantics of the link cannot be determined by machines
  28. 28. shared innovation ™ for the next wave of intelligent web applications, we need a machine readable web
  29. 29. shared innovation ™ this is the promise of semantic web
  30. 30. shared innovation ™ Next wave needs new technology - lets take a look at it (we are at start of 10 year wave)
  31. 31. shared innovation ™ Concept: World wide web has bibliography World-Wide Web Bibliography Evolution of the web - based on creating machine readable facts example of links as facts
  32. 32. shared innovation ™ wikipedia has human readable facts...
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  34. 34. shared innovation ™ lots of facts - how can we get at them?
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  36. 36. shared innovation ™ 218 million facts
  37. 37. shared innovation ™ what can we do with all those facts?
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  42. 42. shared innovation ™ Copyright © Richard Cyganiak, 2008. Downloaded from http://richard.cyganiak.de/2007/10/lod/ web of facts
  43. 43. shared innovation ™ Copyright © Richard Cyganiak, 2008. Downloaded from http://richard.cyganiak.de/2007/10/lod/ just like the web of documents, the web of data is distributed
  44. 44. shared innovation ™ Talked a lot about technology - now Talis Talis background, 40 years, seen lots of waves
  45. 45. shared innovation ™ http://www.flickr.com/photos/erikvanhannen/2234603554/sizes/l/ Talis from the library world, began in the “print wave” became good at managing metadata
  46. 46. shared innovation ™ today we’re looking at how facts can be published on the semantic web
  47. 47. shared innovation ™ Copyright © Big Ben 2005. Released under Creative Commons CC-BY-SA - http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaijinbiker/69972109/
  48. 48. shared innovation ™ what could we build with a web of scholarly (meta) data? (2 things) Going to show 2 things...
  49. 49. shared innovation ™ #1: Project Xiphos (2008) Example of a prototype
  50. 50. shared innovation ™ 500 articles (supplied in XML)
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  52. 52. shared innovation ™ 19808 articles 21029 people
  53. 53. shared innovation ™ how do we make this data useful?
  54. 54. shared innovation ™ Xiphos Network: A scholarly social network prototype
  55. 55. shared innovation ™ Xiphos Network: Built in 4 weeks
  56. 56. shared innovation ™ Xiphos Network: Built in 4 weeks (3 of those spent arguing)
  57. 57. shared innovation ™ not pretty 4 weeks
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  63. 63. shared innovation ™ Society brands with a community
  64. 64. shared innovation ™ #2: Undergraduate Resource Lists (2009) Example of a product
  65. 65. shared innovation ™ Born in the web 1.0 world, signposting to physical content Legacy
  66. 66. shared innovation ™ http://www.flickr.com/photos/16634670@N00/2310866391/
  67. 67. shared innovation ™ 1/3rd UK HE market, 1 million students
  68. 68. shared innovation ™ Born in the web 3.0 world, integrating e-content deep into the learning workflow
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  71. 71. shared innovation ™ Getting to content can be hard
  72. 72. shared innovation ™ http://www.oclc.org/news/releases/200844.htm http://www.ebrary.com/corp/newspdf/ebrary_student_survey.pdf http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slais/research/ciber/observatory/ Half the academic libraries surveyed indicated that their use of eBooks was to support their core reading lists 57% of those not using eBooks did not do so because they don’t know where to find them Only 1.3% surveyed perceived easy to locate as an advantage the eBook
  73. 73. shared innovation ™ today....
  74. 74. shared innovation ™ Not needed but use components
  75. 75. shared innovation ™ But how do we bring it to life?
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  77. 77. shared innovation ™ soon....
  78. 78. shared innovation ™ Content at point of need
  79. 79. shared innovation ™ Use network of millions of users to add value
  80. 80. shared innovation ™ Just the start - imagine the other possibilities Research tools based on semantic searching, data sets, blah blah blah
  81. 81. shared innovation ™ Don’t have to be a big player to take part
  82. 82. shared innovation ™ Free Open Day May 28th Register at: www.talis.com/aspire/events
  83. 83. shared innovation ™ We’re at the start of the next wave - start planning Even big players can get caught out - Microsoft vs. Google
  84. 84. shared innovation ™ Questions? 28th May, Register at: www.talis.com/aspire/events
  85. 85. shared innovation TM
  86. 86. This work is Copyright © 2008 Talis Group Limited. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License Full details at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ You are free: to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work to Remix — to adapt the work Under the following conditions: Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). <ul><li>For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. </li></ul><ul><li>Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author's moral rights. </li></ul><ul><li>Some Content in the work may be licensed under different terms, this is noted separately. </li></ul>shared innovation ™

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