Use Case Call Mail

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This is the current mail to be sent to get external contributions for the LLD XG use case document. It is heavily adapted from the SKOS Call for use cases

This mail should be sent to a selection of Dissemination Lists

[apologies for cross-posting]

W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group -

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, 
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 (, Alexander Haffner (, 
Antoine Isaac ( and Jodi Schneider (



=== 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.