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Re: Decommissioning a linked data site

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 20:25:57 +0100
Cc: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2304D695-70AB-4F19-BAA1-6F5BF1E48A6A@cyganiak.de>
To: Bradley Allen <bradley.p.allen@gmail.com>

If you have created the Data Hub record for the dataset yourself, then you can simply delete it on the Data Hub (go to the dataset page, then Settings, then there's a Delete item in the “tab” list on the left). If someone else created the record, email that person, or email a Data Hub admin (e.g., Anja or me) and we can delete the dataset for you.


On 28 May 2012, at 22:16, Bradley Allen wrote:

> 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
Received on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 19:26:50 UTC

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