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From Ian Lynch <>
Subject Re: Clipart library
Date Sun, 09 Sep 2012 21:36:07 GMT
On 3 September 2012 02:19, Kevin Grignon <> wrote:
> 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
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> 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.

I have put the sorted clip art in a zip file in my public drop box folder

Snag is it is 360 meg! So not sure what is the best approach for
dealing with it. Could probably do with further sorting but at least
there is a good start so anyone could refine it to their particular
needs much more quickly than starting from scratch.


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