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DC-application profile and linked data for the Netherlands Government information

From: Hans Overbeek <Hans.Overbeek@ictu.nl>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 16:38:16 +0200
Message-ID: <02E6220ACE5F2C4CA90245265A6243580166875C@egs01.dh24.ictu.nl>
To: "DCMI Government Community" <DC-GOVERNMENT@JISCMAIL.AC.UK>, <dutchsemweb-l@few.vu.nl>, <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
For your information:
 
The Netherlands Government has developed a Dublin Core Application
Profile for Government information (OWMS). OWMS is published at
http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/
<http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/> . The site is in Dutch,
but Google Translate
<http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layou
t=2&eotf=1&sl=nl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fstandaarden.overheid.nl%2Fowms%2F4
..0%2Fdoc%2F>   gives a good impression.
 
OWMS defines 9 core elements which are considered to provide crucial
metadata for government information:

*	dcterms:identifier
<http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/eigenschappen/dcterms.ident
ifier.html>  (Reference) 
*	dcterms:title
<http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/eigenschappen/dcterms.title
..html>  (Title) 
*	dcterms:type
<http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/eigenschappen/dcterms.type.
html>  (Informationtype) 
*	dcterms:language
<http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/eigenschappen/dcterms.langu
age.html>  (Language) 
*	overheid:authority
<http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/eigenschappen/overheid.auth
ority.html>  (Responsible) 
*	dcterms:creator
<http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/eigenschappen/dcterms.creat
or.html>  (Maker) 
*	dcterms:modified
<http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/eigenschappen/dcterms.modif
ied.html>  (Datre modified) 
*	dcterms:temporal
<http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/eigenschappen/dcterms.tempo
ral.html>  (Coverage in Time) 
*	dcterms:spatial
<http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/eigenschappen/dcterms.spati
al.html>  (Location) 

OWMS gives a dutch translation for the other Dublin Core elements.
 
We also publish a number of vocabulary encoding schemes
<http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/waardelijsten/>  to be used
as list-of-values for OWMS metadata.
There are lists with labels and identifiers for government organisations
such as ministries
<http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/waardelijsten/overheid.mini
sterie.html> , provinces
<http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/waardelijsten/overheid.prov
incie.html> , municipalities
<http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/waardelijsten/overheid.geme
ente.html> , waterboards
<http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/waardelijsten/overheid.wate
rschap.html> , but also information types <overheid:Informatietype> ,
themes <overheid:ThemaindelingOverheid>  and others. 
 
The concepts in these encoding schemes are published as Linked Open Data
with Cool URI's <http://www.w3.org/TR/cooluris/> , so they are rendered
in HTML, but also in RDF, N3 and XML.
 
With Amsterdam as an example: 
http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/terms/Amsterdam
will render http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/terms/Amsterdam.html in
a standard browser
it will render http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/terms/Amsterdam.rdf
in a RDF-application 
such as Marbles:
http://www5.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/marbles?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fstandaarden.ove
rheid.nl%2Fowms%2Fterms%2FAmsterdam
 
If you are interested, just take a look. If you see room for improvement
(there is a lot!), or if you have questions, please feel free to contact
me.
 
With kind regards, 
met vriendelijke groet,
Hans Overbeek
Adviseur Contentstandaarden
 
Programma e-Overheid voor Burgers 

ICTU
Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 104, 2595 AN Den Haag
Postbus 84011, 2508 AA Den Haag

Tel. 070 - 888 7758, Secretariaat 070 - 888 78 50 
E-mail: hans.overbeek <mailto:hans.overbeek@ictu.nl> @ictu.nl
Internet:  <http://www.e-overheidvoorburgers/>
<http://www.e-overheidvoorburgers.nl/> www.e-overheidvoorburgers.nl
<http://www.e-overheidvoorburgers.nl/> 
www.mijnoverheid.nl <blocked::http://www.mijnoverheid.nl/>
www.antwoord.nl <blocked::http://www.antwoord.nl/>  www.overheid.nl
<http://www.overheid.nl/> 
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