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

From: Hans Overbeek <Hans.Overbeek@ictu.nl>
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 11:52:22 +0200
Message-ID: <02E6220ACE5F2C4CA90245265A624358016687BC@egs01.dh24.ictu.nl>
To: <chris@e-beer.net.au>
Cc: <david.bromage@naa.gov.au>, "W3C e-Gov IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, "DCMI Government Community" <DC-GOVERNMENT@JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
Hi Chris,
Thanks for your reply, that's really encouraging!
OWMS was initialized based upon a report by RAND Europe [1].
OWMS was inspired by some other initiatives around the globe. The Dublin
Core (DC) Government community in 2005 formed a taskgroup chaired by
myself, which made an analysis [1] of the DC-properties that are used by
The idea to choose a relatively small kernel of 9 core elements was our
own. It helps to convince projectleaders to invest in metadata. It's
just a couple of elements which are relatively easy to provide. Most of
them - if not all - can be generated by the application.
OWMS follows as stricktly as possible the recommendations of the Dublin
Core Metadata Inititive. OWMS is based upon the DC Abstract Model [3]
and follows the directions of the Singapore framework [4]. OWMS has been
reviewed by an expert team of Dublin Core architects. [5]
OWMS is an intermediate standard between Dublin Core - which is
increasingly used in many applications and derived standards - and an
increasing group of more specific application profiles for different
types of information like legislation, announcements, permits and so on.
We call them Content Models [6] (in NL-nl).
Right now we are anticipating the implementation of data.overheid.nl,
the catalog for open government data for the Netherlands. We are looking
at the data catalog vocabulary of W3C [7] off course! It would be very
nice if we could define a Dublin Core application profile for datasets
which complies to [7] AND the Dublin Core Collections Application
Profile [8] AND which is OWMS compliant.
[2] http://www.dublincore.org/dcgapwiki
[3] http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/
[4] http://dublincore.org/documents/singapore-framework/index.shtml
[6] http://standaarden.overheid.nl/contentmodellen/
[7] http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki/Data_Catalog_Vocabulary
Hans Overbeek


	Van: Chris Beer [mailto:chris@e-beer.net.au] 
	Verzonden: zondag 5 september 2010 14:12
	Aan: Hans Overbeek
	CC: david.bromage@naa.gov.au; W3C e-Gov IG;
	Onderwerp: Re: DC-application profile and linked data for the
Netherlands Government information
	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
	Also - what successes, obstacles or advice that you have come
across in developing the OWMS could you share with the group?
	Kind regards
	Chris Beer
	Invited Expert (Public Member)
	W3 eGovernment Interest Group & W3-WAI WCAG Working Group
	Coordinator - Better Practices in using Technology to Delivery
Government Services Online - eGovernment IG Task Force
	EM: chris@e-beer.net.au
	TW: @zBeer <http://www.twitter.com/zBeer> 
	LI: http://au.linkedin.com/in/zbeer
	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/
<http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/> . The site is in Dutch,
but Google Translate
.0%2Fdoc%2F>   gives a good impression.
		OWMS defines 9 core elements which are considered to
provide crucial metadata for government information:

		*	dcterms:identifier
tifier.html>  (Reference) 
		*	dcterms:title
e.html>  (Title) 
		*	dcterms:type
.html>  (Informationtype) 
		*	dcterms:language
uage.html>  (Language) 
		*	overheid:authority
ority.html>  (Responsible) 
		*	dcterms:creator
tor.html>  (Maker) 
		*	dcterms:modified
fied.html>  (Datre modified) 
		*	dcterms:temporal
oral.html>  (Coverage in Time) 
		*	dcterms:spatial
ial.html>  (Location) 

		OWMS gives a dutch translation for the other Dublin Core
		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
sterie.html> , provinces
incie.html> , municipalities
ente.html> , waterboards
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: 
		will render
http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/terms/Amsterdam.html in a standard
		it will render
http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/terms/Amsterdam.rdf in a
		such as Marbles:
		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 

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<blocked::http://www.mijnoverheid.nl/>  www.antwoord.nl
<blocked::http://www.antwoord.nl/>  www.overheid.nl

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