Metadata / TXFeed
- Co-ordinator: mickfuzz*rocketmail.com
- Mailing list: transmission-metadata
- Project Page: TXFeed project page
- Collaborative workspace: Wiki
In some ways one of the more obscure groups but the aim is clear. We need to swap full details of video items from site to site and be able to search them. The goal is to standardise a set of metadata we collect, and the format we make this metadata available for content-sharing.
Metadata / TXFeed
On Saturday the 17th March 2007 the first all-day Open Knowledge event is taking place in London's Limehouse Town Hall. This day will bring together individuals and groups from across the open knowledge spectrum and includes panels on open media, open geodata and open scientific and civic information.
Zoe Young will be talking about the importance and progress of metadata standardisation from below through the Transmission network.
many excellent and practical proposals for next steps have been coming in.
we're collating responses [http://wiki.transmission.cc/index.php/Responses_to_draft_schema here]
what we need now is people willing and able variously to
1. draft some texts explaining the standard and why it is important in plain english (and other languages), to enable both fundraising and outreach
2. start to implement and test the proposed standard in real world cases (for example [http://drupal.retx.bzzz.net/node/add/content_ifiwatch_video ifiwatch.tv], and generate any last practical suggestions, feedback etc.
3. organise all feedback to incorporate it where appropriate and the finalise standard, properly publicise and propagate it in required circles.
simon and I are meeting this week to look into raising more funds to pay for this work.
a draft proposal is [http://wiki.transmission.cc/index.php/Proposal_for_further_funding_for_implementation_of_RDF_schema here]
please do indicate your willingness, ability and timetable to engage in any of this, either on the metadata list, by working on the wiki or - best of all - staying in touch while actually doing it. :)
I'd like to suggest that anyone interested to discuss the latest version of the proposed transmission [[http://www.shiftspace.cc/j/meta/tx_report_0.2.pdf. metadata standard]]
come into irc (irc freenode.net #transmission) this friday 17th nov. morning at ten am uk time, and again at the same time on monday.
also do send any mails to the (metadata at transmission.cc) list feeding back on the new ideas and developments and proposing practical ways forward...
if anyone is in a position to collate copies of irc logs that could be very helpful, so that any key points of discussion / agreement can be extracted and shared... or is there a more normal and effective way to document progress in this field?
due to lack of response about preferred dates, and no feedback yet from the proposed metadata standard's authors, we will have to try a new range of times for potential irc meeting times, please let me know as soon as you can which, if any you can do, and let's take it from there.
this would be an online meeting in irc.freenode.net, channel:
transmission.cc. I hope it won't take more than an hour...
Option 1: 10 AM Friday in London
Sydney (Australia - New South Wales) Friday, November 17, 2006 at 9:00:00 PM
London (U.K. - England) Friday, November 17, 2006 at 10:00:00 AM UTC GMT
Los Angeles (U.S.A. - California) Friday, November 17, 2006 at 2:00:00
Option 2: 10 AM Monday in London
Sydney (Australia - New South Wales) Monday, November 20, 2006 at 9:00:00 PM
London (U.K. - England) Monday, November 20, 2006 at 10:00:00 AM
Los Angeles (U.S.A. - California) Monday, November 20, 2006 at 2:00:00 AM
Option 3: 10 AM Tuesday in London
Sydney (Australia - New South Wales) Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 9:00:00 PM
London (U.K. - England) Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 10:00:00 AM
Los Angeles (U.S.A. - California) Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 2:00:00 AM
as an agenda, anyone got any problems with or stuff to add to my earlier suggestions:
1. how to finalise the standard (this will be the biggest part of this first meet i would guess)
2. how to disseminate it to where it's needed and
3. who will do what work, (on what terms)?
I'm happy to call this meeting and chair if there are no other volunteers; but would definitely appreciate some help with facilitating this chat as I lack the experience to know when a specific issue has run its course, is or is not really important etc...
jamie/jan, if you can come back to us with your summary of responses before this meeting, that would be really nice.
shall we announce the time (once we've agreed it) on the main tx discuss list in case anyone else wants to come?
would be good to be able to log irc as we go,
Thanks to some funding from the alt-media-res project, we now have a [http://shiftspace.cc/jamie/tx_report_0.1.html draft metadata standard] [http://shiftspace.cc/jamie/re-tx_report_0.1.pdf PDF] prepared by JJ King and Jan Gerber:
This report and proposal is under consultation within Transmission-connected networks until Monday November 6th;
We are looking for substantive responses, feedback, proposals, in particular direct inputs from the other Transmission working groups - eg Translation/Subtitling, DoNoHarm, Aggregator R&D, Documentation....
I am posting [http://wiki.transmission.cc/index.php/Responses_to_draft_schema summaries of responses] in the wiki and hope that people with experience of this field of work can suggest practical ways forward to finalise and then begin to implement the standard.
After 6th November we will gather the working group together to review and improve the schema, spec out next steps etc. please add to and improve the [http://wiki.transmission.cc/index.php/Metadata_Workspace metadata to do list]
As part of this process, JJ King and I have drafted a [http://www.clearerchannel.org/transwiki/index.php?title=Proposal_for_further_funding_for_implementation_of_RDF_schema proposal for implementation] of this standard.
28th October 2006