extension for datasets

Hi everyone,

I would like to draw your attention to a proposed extension
for describing datasets, data catalogs, and data downloads:

A demo page is available here:

This extension has been motivated by the growing number of
publicly-accessible datasets on the Web -- particularly open
government datasets -- and the need to make them easier to discover
and reuse.  Currently, the extension is very lightweight, adding only
three new types and five new properties.  Together with existing vocabulary elements, it covers much of DCAT:

Mappings into DCAT, as well as ADMS and VoID, can be seen at the
bottom of the first page linked above.  The Tetherless World
Constellation plans to provide markup for all of the
hundreds of thousands of datasets described in its International Open
Government Dataset Catalog, and we are working on tools to make it
straightforward for other data catalog publishers to do the same.

Thanks in advance for any comments on the proposal.

Best regards,


Joshua Shinavier
Tetherless World Constellation PhD student
+1 518 894 9855

Received on Tuesday, 3 April 2012 03:46:33 UTC