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Re: [GMG-Devel] Metadata in MediaGoblin

From: Jonas Öberg
Subject: Re: [GMG-Devel] Metadata in MediaGoblin
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:19:24 +0200

Hi Sally!
Very interesting: Xpert sounds like a combination of metadata registry
and tagging service (albeit using visual tags instead of embedded
metadata). Would love to talk more with the developer in charge!


On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Sally Hanford
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Fascinating stuff, Jonas
> This sounds somewhat similar to the image attribution service developed as 
> part of the Xpert project here at Nottingham: 
> I can put you in touch with the developer if this is of interest to you.
> Regards
> Sally Hanford
> The University of Nottingham
> -----Original Message-----
> From: devel [mailto:address@hidden] On Behalf Of Jonas Öberg
> Sent: 12 August 2013 14:00
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: [GMG-Devel] Metadata in MediaGoblin
> Greetings,
> I'm a previous employee of Creative Commons (where I worked at the same time 
> as cwebber) and since March this year I'm working with the Shuttleworth 
> Foundation on the concept of embedded metadata for digital works. Essentially 
> trying to bring order to how people embed license information in EXIF tags 
> and similar structures.
> You can watch our introductory video here:
> (yes, it should probably be Mediagoblin-hosted instead :-)
> We would like to build a prototype around this with Mediagoblin. We've hacked 
> Inkscape to have somewhat better support and UI for license metadata, and 
> we'll be building a plugin to Firefox that places license metadata on the 
> clip board when someone copies an image from a web page, something that can 
> then be picked up by Inkscape.
> What we'd love to do is to create a "full cycle re-use" scenario, involving 
> Mediagoblin, Firefox and Inkscape. The story goes something like this:
> 1. An svg is uploaded to a Mediagoblin instance.
> 2. A user uses Firefox (with an add-on to copy metadata) to browse the 
> Mediagoblin instance 3. The user selects one or more illustrations that the 
> user wants to re-use or re-purpose 4. The user uses the new function "copy 
> Image with metadata" (pending native support in the "copy Image" code) in 
> Firefox and paste in Inkscape to copy one or more illustrations.
> 5. The user makes modifications to the illustrations, optionally changing the 
> metadata 6. The user uploads the finished work to Mediagoblin as a new 
> illustration
> What we want should happen:
> When the original illustrator uploads the illustration, Mediagoblin checks 
> and displays the correct licensing and attribution information according to 
> the metadata embedded in the illustration.
> This metadata is retained through copy/paste in Firefox and when the user 
> uploads a changed illustration, Mediagoblin attributes both creators 
> correctly and gives accurate licensing information in both text and embedded 
> RDFa as well as making a link to the original image.
> Please note that this is not meant to be a finished product! We want to 
> create this with Mediagoblin to show what could be done if support was in the 
> tools we use.
> I'll be digging into Mediagoblin within the next couple of weeks to get a 
> better understanding for where in Mediagoblin such support should go and how 
> it's best implemented. Any thoughts on this in the mean time is obviously 
> well appreciated :-)
> Sincerely,
> Jonas
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