FW: Invitation for public review of DCAT-AP

The public review period for the revision of the DCAT Application Profile for data portals in Europe is still open until the 30th of August. Your comments will be most welcome!





From: Makx Dekkers [mailto:mail@makxdekkers.com] 
Sent: 4 July 2015 13:13
To: 'Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group' <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Subject: Invitation for public review of DCAT-AP



Please find below the invitation for the Public Review of the European DCAT Application Profile. Feedback from this group will be highly appreciated. Makx.



You are kindly invited to review the proposed revision of the DCAT Application Profile for data portals in Europe (DCAT-AP). The draft revision can be downloaded from  <https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/137964> https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/137964. It is available for public review until the 30th of August 2015.

Please submit your feedback by sending comments and suggestions to dcat_application_profile@joinup.ec.europa.eu <mailto:dcat_application_profile@joinup.ec.europa.eu> . The feedback received will be discussed by the DCAT-AP Revision Working Group in late August and early September. Final publication of the revised Application Profile is foreseen for September 2015.

The DCAT-AP is a specification based on the Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) of W3C, which is an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogues published on the Web. In the Application Profile, additional classes and properties from other well-known vocabularies have been re-used where necessary. The basic use case of the DCAT-AP is to enable aggregation of and search for datasets across data portals in Europe, thus making it easier to find public sector datasets across borders and sectors. 

The DCAT-AP has been developed in the context of Action 1.1 – Improving semantic interoperability in European eGovernment systems of the European Commission’s Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (ISA) programme. The DCAT-AP is a joint initiative of two Directorates-General of the European Commission, DG DIGIT (ISA Programme) and DG CONNECT, together with the Publications Office of the EU. The Publications Office chairs the DCAT-AP Revision Working Group. 

Looking forward to receiving your feedback.

Kind regards,

The ISA Secretariat



Received on Tuesday, 4 August 2015 09:59:16 UTC