Re: [jats-list] Publishing Cartoons

Subject: Re: [jats-list] Publishing Cartoons
From: "Lizzi, Vincent vincent.lizzi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <jats-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:57:55 -0000
David and Wendell,

CBML might actually provide guidance on tagging cartoons in JATS if we imagine
a mapping of CBML tags to JATS tags. For example, CBML:

A page (panel group) could be tagged using <fig-group>.

Each panel could be tagged as a <fig>.

Within each <fig> there are several possible options for tagging. <fig> could
contain <graphic> and <speech>. Tagged another way, <fig> could contain in
<alternatives> a <graphic> and a <textual-form>.


From: Wendell Piez wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:30 AM
To: jats-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [jats-list] Publishing Cartoons

Hello David,

If you wish to go for full-blown archival transcription of the cartoon
-- it won't be JATS -- you could do worse than take a look at CBML<>.

If you wish it to be JATS -- perhaps so as to avoid building and
supporting a production infrastructure for a one-off -- then you're
limited to what JATS can do, which more or less means (I guess) a
figure-with-graphic or (flagged) sec with graphic -- maybe (in either
case) with 'speech' elements or something to transcribe the fun
dialogue. But the tagging won't be terribly rich.

"Accessibility purposes" are relative, if you keep in mind that entire
budgets can be spent on certain kinds of accessibility -- and
well-spent too. :-) The limit of the sky is not the destination but
how much rocket fuel do we have. It could also be argued that generic
JATS, however semantically poor, will be more accessible than a little
semantic island ... implying (on the other hand) that if you have lots
of comics, that's a different story.

That's my take anyhow!

Cheers, Wendell

On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 2:24 PM, Haber, David
<jats-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:jats-list-service@xxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> Hi,
> We have an editor who is interested in publishing a cartoon as an editorial.
> Webve thought about different ways of encoding this in the JATS (as a
> straight in-line graphic with little explanation, trying to tie this into
> our normal editorial article model---with an author, title, legends, etc.),
> or some third method in which we try to encode descriptions of cartoon/comic
> along with the graphic for accessibility purposes.
> Before we developed some unique way of tagging this material, we were
> wondering if anyone had any experience with this sort of content and had a
> good way of dealing with it.
> Thanks for the thoughts.
> David Haber | Digital Content Specialist
> American Society for Microbiology
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