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Re: [dxwg] Clarify scope of DCAT - Datasets, Distributions, Services?

From: Andrea Perego via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2018 21:43:50 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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I support the idea of not limiting `dcat:Catalog`'s to data-related resources. On the other hand, I recognise the risk of leaving the door to much open. As @dr-shorthair said, we cannot control how people will use a vocabulary, but at least we can provide guidance on how it should be used.

Thinking about what such guidance could be, an option could be to refer to existing catalogue standards / communities (CSW, OAI-PMH, DataCite), and the different types of resources they support. All these communities are potential users of DCAT (actually, at least in the geo domain, they are already DCAT users), which gives one of the motivations of expanding the scope of DCAT. So, we may say something like: if your resources are of one those types used in such communities, they are in the scope of DCAT. Otherwise, it may be not the case - and here we can give examples of resources that shouldn't be part of a `dcat:Catalog` (if any),

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