Hometown: Rockville, Maryland
June 5, 2009
I'm excited by it. I think traditional databases as query tools are about played out, particularly given the difficulty of creating complete records in distributed data entry environments. We need a smarter intermediary layer to help us do searches.
I want to learn all of them. I have learned enough about XML to export PBS program data in the PBCore metadata format, an extension of Dublin Core, but I'm just getting started.
As a beginner, I haven't bridged the gap between the technical descriptions and the "it's magic and it's going to save the world" descriptions. The successful applications will make that clearer to everyone.
I want to learn more about and fully grasp the subject, and I'm looking for more meaningful ways to connect and search for information about PBS programs.