Re: [dxwg] Scope of DCAT - datasets, or digital descriptions (#1235)

I agree that DCAT is useful for describing catalogs that are not necessarily mere data catalogs.

+1 to emphasize the "DCAT catalog modeling pattern," explaining that in the DCAT document that there are opportunities to employ DCAT also for catalogs that are not mere data catalogs.  The notion of the dataset adopted in DCAT is very inclusive, and in case of cataloged things that don't fall in that inclusive definition, we have added DCAT resources.
+1 to add examples in the primer or the appendix that shows these opportunities, as this makes it more recognizable that we provide a catalog modeling patten.

However,  providing a useful pattern does not imply DCAT is enough for satisfying all the requirements that digital catalogs might have in general, nor it suffices to promote interoperability among them.

So I am reluctant to rename  DCAT as "DIgital CATalogs" at the moment.

I would emphasize more the "DCAT Catalog pattern" by mean of the additional explanations and examples, and then I would use the next publishing draft for feedback,  adoption examples, more use cases to ground the renaming or any more substantial change in the DCAT scope.  

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