What makes a good use case?
What intersections of our data sources will be strong enough to support compelling use cases?
We need to choose a key set of use cases that address the challenges articulated in the grant proposal for the project. Here are some specific points that we want to make sure that the use cases address:
Community added-value. They leverage the unique value that librarians and scholars add to materials when they select, annotate, or reference the resources.
We need to be careful to not put in effort in areas where other projects are already working.
Virtual Collections (3,11,35)
Build a virtual collection from items across institutions, regardless of their original collection and metadata.
Metadata Assignment (24)
Assign information about an item in a Linked Data way, such as subject/tag. A potential implementation strategy for designating virtual collections.
Discovery of Related Items (12,19,21,22,23,25,29,38,42)
Using the graph of relationships between items, improve:
Based on information about the Items:
Highlight specific people (6)
Given a set of people, highlight them when they are referenced from Items (eg faculty authors)
Display relationships between people (9)
Given a set of people and their relationships to each other, display the relationships in relevant contexts
Display intersection of metadata about people (42)
Given a set of people and their relationships to other objects, use the metadata from those objects to generate sets of people and display those sets in relevant contexts
Improve Discovery based on Usage (1,16)
Given usage information about a set of objects, improve discovery and ranking of those objects in appropriate interfaces.