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From Ian Lynch <>
Subject Re: Clipart library
Date Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:12:51 GMT
On 31 August 2012 02:20, Kevin Grignon <> wrote:
> KG02 -see comments inline.
> On Friday, August 31, 2012 <x-apple-data-detectors://45>, Ian Lynch wrote:
>> On 30 August 2012 09:57, Kevin Grignon <<javascript:;>>
>> wrote:
>> > KG01 - see comments inline.
>> >
>> > On Aug 30, 2012, at 4:51 PM, Ian Lynch <<javascript:;>>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> >> I'm organising the Open clipart library into categories. We could use
>> >> this then as a useful resource to complement AOO.
>> >
>> > KG01 - This adds a lot of value. Ideally we could aim to align the
>> information architecture for the categorization. This would allow users to
>> leverage the existing knowledge when browse in each library.
>> >
>> >> Any thoughts about
>> >> the best way to implement making the categorised library available to
>> >> the community?
>> >
>> > KG01 - it would be great to explore ways to make the open clip art more
>> accessible/discoverable within AoO clipart view. Some social integration
>> could enable pulling clipart into editors, or pushing an image from an
>> editor to the open library.
>> >
>> > While we could create a plug-in, it would be a better unified ux if we
>> integrate open clip art and local clipart in one UI.
>> At present I'm just going through all the folders from
>> and putting them into arbitrary folders labelled Animals, People,
>> Transport, Food etc. This is because each contributor simply puts
>> often unconnected files in a folder so images on are
>> grouped by author not type (unless I'm missiong something :-) ). While
>> there are some aggregations and an on-line indexing system on the
>> site I haven't found it particularly easy to find
>> things. It seems easier to me to have a folder called eg Animals  with
>> sub folders for birds, insects, mammals, perhaps with subdivisions of
>> cartoon and realistic in each. There are png and svg versions of each
>> image. Ideally we'll get import of svg to AOO so that these can be
>> edited or resaved in odg or odg will develop to be fully svg compliant
>> but I guess that is further down the development road. Once we have
>> the categories established they could be embedded in the AOO gallery
>> system and anyone wanting to could add to the library to complement
>> missing items. Probably helpful for the OpenClipArt project too. There
>> really are masses of images to sort through but a lot of duplicates -
>> millions of pencils and pens :-) This is why a visual search of a
>> folder called pens is probably going to be more successful than trying
>> to search for key words.
> KG02 - yes, it would be great to clean this up
>> So at the moment I propose to plough on sorting the images and
>> hopefully when they are done someone (perhaps you kevin :-) ) Who
>> knows more about how the UX can work with the imagescan help make it
>> easy to integrate into the gallery.
> KG02 - This is an interesting consideration.  When we think about social,
> we need to apply the social integration to the context of office
> productivity.  I feel that social clip art is a great example of future
> capabilities.
> KG02 - I will include this scenario in the social design explorations.

Once I have finished first iteration of sorting I'll send you the
details so you can see what we have.


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