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=== What about [[citation]]? ===
=== What about [[citation]]? ===
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* Ryan Cannon proposes that work-of-art could be produced as a special case of the [[citation]] microformat.
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* [[User:RCanine|Ryan Cannon]] proposes that work-of-art could be produced as a special case of the [[citation]] microformat.
* I propose that work-of-art should be (more specifically) an ''extension'' of the [[citation]] microformat.  I propose that the goal of work-of-art be to create a simplified version of CDWA, whose core components are those parts of CDWA that are most commonly used when representing a work of art online.  However, work-of-art should be extensible such that any work of art may be accomodated.  Essentially, work-of-art should strongly encourage the use of its core components (for consistency), but allow additional elements for those cases in which they are strictly necessary.  Opinions on the utility and/or drawbacks of being all-inclusive are requested. [ [http://www.19clicks.com Samantha Orme] ]  
* I propose that work-of-art should be (more specifically) an ''extension'' of the [[citation]] microformat.  I propose that the goal of work-of-art be to create a simplified version of CDWA, whose core components are those parts of CDWA that are most commonly used when representing a work of art online.  However, work-of-art should be extensible such that any work of art may be accomodated.  Essentially, work-of-art should strongly encourage the use of its core components (for consistency), but allow additional elements for those cases in which they are strictly necessary.  Opinions on the utility and/or drawbacks of being all-inclusive are requested. [ [http://www.19clicks.com Samantha Orme] ]  
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*** I think it all depends on the complexity and ease of use.  Microformats out-do existing legacy formats (even when based on those legacy formats!) purely because they are simpler to author, and provide a much lower barrier to entry and understanding. - Tantek
*** I think it all depends on the complexity and ease of use.  Microformats out-do existing legacy formats (even when based on those legacy formats!) purely because they are simpler to author, and provide a much lower barrier to entry and understanding. - Tantek
** I'm not exactly sure what you mean by extensions. If you mean informal extensions, I think we're better off not sanctioning them. The only fields that are going to be really useful (from a readers/parsers point of view) are the ones that are consistenly applied (the core components you propose). However, if you mean extensions like this microformat is an extension of the [[citation]] microformat (that is, developed using the microformats process), I agree completely. Your thoughts? -- [[User:TimG|Tim]]
** I'm not exactly sure what you mean by extensions. If you mean informal extensions, I think we're better off not sanctioning them. The only fields that are going to be really useful (from a readers/parsers point of view) are the ones that are consistenly applied (the core components you propose). However, if you mean extensions like this microformat is an extension of the [[citation]] microformat (that is, developed using the microformats process), I agree completely. Your thoughts? -- [[User:TimG|Tim]]
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== Proposals ==
== Proposals ==

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Work of Art Brainstorming

This page is for brainstorming about ideas, proposals, constraints, and requirements for a work of art microformat.

This is part of a community effort to create a work-of-art microformat. (See also: workofart-examples, workofart-formats.)


Participants


The Problem

Many art museums use metadata to describe the works of art in their collections. However, the presentation of works of art on the web often does not benefit from that formalized categorization work. We'd like to develop a xhtml markup standard for the presentation of works of art on the web.


Use Cases

Why bother with a microformat for works of art? What problems will it enable us able to solve? What new tools will it enable us to build?


The Metamuseum

A work of art microformat turns the art on museum websites into the building blocks of a web based "metamuseum" -- an interface to the works of art on the web.


The Work of Art Aggregator (+ XSLT = Flash Cards)

"I'm a college student who takes art history courses. At many times I have been presented with the problem of creating flash cards for the exams in these courses. How much time I could have saved with a work-of-art aggregator, and an xslt sheet which could produce printable flashcards automatically from the wide range of art sites out in the wild." -- from this post on the microformats discuss list


Research (and Publicity for Smaller Collections?)

"I mentioned previously that I would be shortly redesigning an art gallery's website making heavy use of microformats. I was just informed that they want to reproduce photographs of all the art and sculpture from each artist for the purposes of working with clientelle in making an informed decision about the purchase of art work. With a microformat as a guide to "best practices" such a catalogue could easily be collected into a searchable database." -- from this post on the microformats discuss list


Galleries

I'd guess that it's more common for multiple works of art to be viewed on a single web page than it is for a single work to be viewed on a single page. In real life, multiple works of art can be combined to make a gallery. The work of art microformat should be designed so that it's easy to combine multiple xhtml works of art into an xhtml gallery (perhaps using something like the hAtom format to tie the pieces together).


Discussion

What should work of art be based on?


Integration of other microformats


What about citation?

Proposals

citation + Dublin Core Strawman


Component Notes Approximate CDWA equivalent
title [Title or Names]
creator (hCard) [Creation-Creator]
creator-dates (dates) [vitalDatesCreator]
creator-nationality [nationalityCreator]
creator-role [roleCreator]
subject (keywords) [Subject Matter]
description [Descriptive Note]
date (date created OR earliest date) [Creation-Date]
latest-date (latest date) [Creation-Date-Latest Date]
type (genre/style) [Classification] [Styles/Periods] [Object/Work Type]
format (dimensions) [Measurements]
medium (media / techniques) [Materials and Techniques]
identifier (repository number / accession number) [Current Location-Repository Numbers]
source (current repository) [Current Location-Repository Name]
source-location (current repository location -- geo?) [Current Location-Repository Location]
language
rights (copyright information) [Copyright/Restrictions]
provenance [Ownership/Collecting History-Description]
series (connect artworks that are part of a series) [Related Works]

[ Samantha Orme ]


CDWA Lite Strawman

Use class names based on the CDWA Lite 0.9 Work in Progress XML Schema.

This example is based on a CDWA example


<span class="cdwalite">
    <span class="objectWorkTypeWrap">
        <span class="objectWorkType">watercolor</span>
    </span>
    <span class="titleWrap">
        <span class="titleSet">
            <span class="title">Conway Castle, North Wales</span>
        </span>
    </span>
    <span class="displayCreator">Joseph Mallord William Turner (British painter, 1775-1851)</span>
    <span class="displayMeasurements">53.6 x 76.7 cm (21 1/8 in. x 30 1/8 in.)</span>
    <span class="displayMaterialsTech">Watercolor and gum arabic with graphite underdrawing</span>
    <span class="styleWrap">
        <span class="style">Romanticism</span>
    </span>
    <span class="descriptiveNoteWrap">
        <span class="descriptiveNoteSet">
            <span class="descriptiveNote">This is the largest of Turner's four extant watercolors of this medieval...</span>
        </span>
    </span>
    <span class="locationWrap"> 
        <span class="locationSet">
            <span class="locationName currentRepository">J. Paul Getty Museum (New York, New York, USA)</span>
            <span class="locationName repositoryLocation">Los Angeles (California, USA)</span>
            <span class="locationName repositoryNumbers">95.GC.10.</span>
        </span>
    </span> 
</span>

Unresolved issues in CDWA Lite Strawman:

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