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Re: Comments on DCAT: dataset version

From: Fadi Maali <fadi.maali@deri.org>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 12:24:51 +0100
Cc: public-gld-comments@w3.org
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To: Andrea Perego <andrea.perego@jrc.ec.europa.eu>
Hello Andrea,

Thanks a lot for the feedback!

Versioning is absolutely a very important issue. It is also quite tricky IMHO.
Describing versions in RDF is a broad issue and a concern that is related to DCAT but also to many other scenarios and domains.
Giving the resources and scope of DCAT, I don't think DCAT specification is the best place to address versioning.
As you pointed out ADMS provides currently a way to describe versions and future W3C work might address this issues specifically. 
Therefore I suggest not to include a concrete recommendation now in DCAT as that might not be a best practice or a recommended way in the not-so-far future.

Let me know if that sounds good to you.

thanks again for the feedback!
Fadi Maali
PhD student @ DERI
Irish Research Council Embark Scholarship holder

On 5 Apr 2013, at 12:51, Andrea Perego <andrea.perego@jrc.ec.europa.eu> wrote:

> My apologies in advance if the GLD WG already addressed this issue.
> Datasets may include versioning information, and possibly references to other versions of the same dataset.
> The DCAT spec does not provide recommendations on how to specify this.
> The current version of the ADMS spec [1] defines properties which can be re-used for this purpose, e.g.,
> - version number
> - version notes
> - reference(s) to previous version(s)
> - reference(s) to next version(s)
> Andrea
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> [1]https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/gld/raw-file/default/adms/index.html
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