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Re: Universal distributed open government data catalog?

From: Antti \ <antti.poikola@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 12:43:09 +0200
Message-ID: <6ae08a821002140243v34cb7746oa08457e47b334be5@mail.gmail.com>
To: Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>
Cc: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>, eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, jussi.arpalahti@iki.fi
How about using PubSubHubbub for synchronizing the data catalogs?

-Jogi

[1] http://code.google.com/p/pubsubhubbub/

On 2 February 2010 22:24, Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 18:59, Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com> wrote:
>>
>> My personal opinion is that a key ingredient to making this happen is
>> to publish dataset availability and metadata using a syndicated feed
>> (Atom and/or RSS).
>
> I second that suggestion. By using e.g. Atom you also get a way of
> receiving updates about changed datasets in a machine readable way.
>
> We used Atom as the carrier for RDF data items in a project I was
> involved in  (swedish national legal information system). There are
> many benefits and it is easy to get started as there are many tools to
> create and consume Atom feeds.
>
> If necessary you could extend Atom entries with information about the
> specific datasets, or you could just use Atom to carry the pointer to
> the rdf for a specific data set (described with whatever vocabularies
> necessary). Or use both approaches simultaneously.
>
> With regards to open data my experience is that you have some basic
> information you want to capture:
>
> Title (e.g. "Vehicle licence data")
> Summary
> Publisher
> Categories
> License
> Timestamps
> Link to about API page
> Link to actual data set (if available)
> Link to RDF data about dataset (if available)
>
> Most of these are already available in Atom
> (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4287.txt).
>
> You could add licensing info as well if there is a simple way of capturing that.
>
> Anyone who would like to contribute ideas for this in practice is
> welcome to join the opengov catalog project here:
> http://code.google.com/p/opengov-catalog/
>
> Regards,
>
> Peter Krantz
> http://www.opengov.se/
>
>
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