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Re: Decommissioning a linked data site

From: Iker Huerga <iker.huerga@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 17:48:21 -0400
Message-ID: <CAJ=Mb+-AFmtKOYPqHzwZChaTf4BQyPXfm_8wVFL_Z5N9fW=uPA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bradley Allen <bradley.p.allen@gmail.com>
Cc: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Hi Brad,

Maybe you already knew about this but I would edit the dataset from CKAN
adding the  lodcloud.needsfixing tag as explained in [1] saying the dataset
is no longer available. Replacing the site by a WS returning a 410 makes
sense for me and I can assume that CKAN people will remove it from the LOD
asap given these two conditions.



2012/5/28 Bradley Allen <bradley.p.allen@gmail.com>

> Back in 2009, as an experiment in working with RDFa and linked data, I
> created t4gm.info. It is based solely on US Library of Congress library
> linked data (specifically, the Thesaurus for Graphical Materials), which at
> the time I created the site didn't have any equivalently accessible linked
> data. That has long since been rectified by the LoC. So t4gm.info is at
> best redundant and at worst potentially confusing.
> So what I want to do is shut the site down. But there doesn't seem to be
> much if any best practice around doing that, especially when the site by
> virtue of its listing with CKAN is part of the LOD Cloud diagram. What I
> want to do is 1) delist it from CKAN, and then 2) shut the site down,
> perhaps replacing it with a simple web service returning a 410 status code
> per RFC 2616. I assume it will be removed from the LOD cloud diagram when
> that is next updated from the CKAN data.
> Anyone have any suggestions beyond that? Also, if anyone from CKAN is
> reading this, I could also use some guidance on how deletion of records is
> accomplished through the online interface. - cheers, BPA
> Bradley P. Allen
> http://bradleypallen.org

Iker Huerga
Received on Monday, 28 May 2012 21:48:51 UTC

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