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Re: Dataset URIs and metadata.

From: Keith Alexander <k.j.w.alexander@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:45:57 +0100
Message-ID: <CAJrtwV4zKFn2zXEHdvK6LZsG7OHGK4Nq1Qosk3RONK=dO9kbJA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 11:35 AM, Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have just placed a Linked Data dataset online and now I am struggling with
> finding the best way to publish the metadata of the dataset. I wonder if
> there are best practices for referencing a dataset and its metadata, and for
> linking the two.
>
> I did find out that using the Vocabulary of Interlinked Data (VoID) is a
> good way to publish the metadata of a dataset. But I still need some
> guidance. I have come up with three questions:
>
> 1) Is it common practice/recommendable to regard a dataset a resource? If it
> is, then all datasets should have a URI, right?

Yes.

> 2) If having a dataset URI is a good thing, what should be behind the URI?
> Should dereferencing the URI lead to the dataset metadata (a VoID file for
> example)?

Yes.

> 3) If dereferencing a dataset  URI leads to the dataset metadata, should
> there be separate HTML and RDF versions of the metadata? Or is it better to
> have a HTML page with embedded (RDFa) RDF data?

Either is good, though there is a chance, I suppose, that RDFa might
not be supported by all consuming tools. This might be balanced
against publishing in RDFa being more likely to be correct and up to
date.
>
> Thanks in advance for your help,
> Frans
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