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Re: Publishing Open Government Data

From: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:59:27 -0400
Cc: John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com>, "W3C eGov Interest Group (All)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, W3C public GLD WG WG <public-gld-wg@w3.org>
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To: Angus MacWilliam <angusmacwilliam@gmail.com>
Hi Angus,
Thanks John for the pointer to the group's main wiki page.

The URL of the most recent Best Practices document for Linked Data is here.[1]  The status of the document is that it is being published as a W3C Working Group Note.  It has gone through a preliminary level of peer review by the Government Linked Data Working Group members.  

The editors are fleshing out the Note with 10-steps to publishing government data for better discovery, access and re-use AND a friendlier, practical advice on URI Design Principles and policy for persistent identifiers.  We expect the Best Practices Note to be completed this summer as there is considerable interest by people doing this type of work internationally.

If there is any specific guidance you'd like to see, we'll willing to consider it to ensure that the document is both relevant & timely to people involved in both the publication & consumption of high quality open government data published as LOD.   

Cheers,

Bernadette Hyland, co-chair 
W3C Government Linked Data Working Group
Charter: http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/

[1] https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/gld/raw-file/default/bp/index.html


On Jun 17, 2013, at 9:17 AM, John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com> wrote:

> Angus, you could start with the list of deliverables from the W3C
> Government Linked Data (GLD) WG, which was an outgrowth of that
> earlier W3C eGov IG. See http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/Main_Page
> 
> Pay particular attention to the "Best Practices" document and the set
> of vocabulary recommendations we've been working on.
> 
> John
> 
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 7:28 AM, Angus MacWilliam
> <angusmacwilliam@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Can you please confirm whether 'Publishing Open Government Data (W3C Working
>> Draft 8 September 2009)' has been superseded by another paper? It would also
>> be good to know if there are other W3C papers on this subject?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Regards
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Angus MacWilliam
> 
> 
> 
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> Director, Web Science Operations
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