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Re: "corrections" property for dataests.

From: Fadi Maali <fadi.maali@deri.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 11:35:30 +0100
Cc: public-gld-comments@w3.org, Makx Dekkers <makx@makxdekkers.com>
Message-Id: <229DC409-F53F-4AEF-8EC5-93FE937047EA@deri.org>
To: Christopher Gutteridge <cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Hello Christopher,

Thanks for your feedback!

I agree that it is helpful to have a contact associated with each dataset for corrections and queries. This is currently not part of DCAT as it didn't occur frequently in existing catalogues.
It should be possible however for a profile to include extra properties. The conformance section states that a DCAT profile may include classes and properties for additional metadata fields not covered in DCAT ( http://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-dcat/#conformance )

Regards,
Fadi

On 5 Apr 2013, at 16:24, Christopher Gutteridge <cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hi, sorry to leave it so close to the line on giving feedback.
> 
> I work with datasets which are frequently changing and being updated, such as our staff directory, list of buildings etc.
> 
> These have errors, and when it's open data people spot these errors and want them fixed.
> 
> We have been working on the principle that it's good practice to include a contact for every dataset and a URL or email address for suggesting corrections. For this we use the terms:
> 
> http://purl.org/openorg/contact
> http://purl.org/openorg/corrections
> 
> I've just been told by the Europe dcat application profile group that they will only consider terms for the application profile which are considered "part of dcat" and so I would very strongly like to see these terms included, or equivalent terms added.
> 
> Getting feedback from the consumers of your open data is really key in getting the best value out of it, and should be best practice in all non-static datasets.
> 
> An example of this in practice is equipment.data.ac.uk -- each dataset from each university has an associated "corrections" email or URL so that when someone views a record and spots an error they can email the correct person at the right organisation rather than asking me (I am only an aggregator, and don't clean the data).
> 
> -- 
> Christopher Gutteridge -- http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/cjg
> 
> University of Southampton Open Data Service: http://data.southampton.ac.uk/
> You should read the ECS Web Team blog: http://blogs.ecs.soton.ac.uk/webteam/
> 
> Would you recommend the software you use to another institution?
> http://uni-software.ideascale.com/
> 
> 


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