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

From: Chris Beer <chris@e-beer.net.au>
Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2010 22:11:40 +1000
Message-ID: <4C8388FC.6010503@e-beer.net.au>
To: Hans Overbeek <Hans.Overbeek@ictu.nl>
Cc: david.bromage@naa.gov.au, W3C e-Gov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, public-egov-ig@w3.org
  Hi Hans

Thankyou for posting this to the W3 eGov list - it's great to see 
another Government sharing!

First let me say on behalf of the IG - please let us know if there is 
anything we can do to help you other than providing feedback.

I'd like to ask which, if any, similar efforts in from other governments 
you looked at in producing OWMS. We use the Australian Government 
Locator Service (AGLS) here in Australia - it is similarily developed 
using Dublin Core. See http://www.agls.gov.au for more information.

Also - what successes, obstacles or advice that you have come across in 
developing the OWMS could you share with the group?

Kind regards

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On 4/09/2010 12:38 AM, Hans Overbeek wrote:
> 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/. The site is in Dutch, 
> but Google Translate 
> <http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=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..identifier.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..language.html>
>       (Language)
>     * overheid:authority
>       <http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/eigenschappen/overheid.authority.html>
>       (Responsible)
>     * dcterms:creator
>       <http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/eigenschappen/dcterms..creator.html>
>       (Maker)
>     * dcterms:modified
>       <http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/eigenschappen/dcterms..modified.html>
>       (Datre modified)
>     * dcterms:temporal
>       <http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/eigenschappen/dcterms..temporal.html>
>       (Coverage in Time)
>     * dcterms:spatial
>       <http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/eigenschappen/dcterms..spatial.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.ministerie.html>, 
> provinces 
> <http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/waardelijsten/overheid.provincie.html>, 
> municipalities 
> <http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/waardelijsten/overheid.gemeente.html>, 
> waterboards 
> <http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/waardelijsten/overheid.waterschap.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.overheid.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
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