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From Kevin Grignon <>
Subject Re: Clipart library
Date Mon, 03 Sep 2012 01:19:39 GMT
KG03 - see comments inline

On Aug 31, 2012, at 4:12 PM, Ian Lynch <> wrote:

> 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.
KG03 - Ian, great job. Ya, reach out to me when your further along. In the interim, I'll capture
a clipart social scenario. 

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