Analysing the use cases presented during the webinar on ABR, in April 2019 (i.e., Denmark, Norway, Malta), we can see that National Registries contains not only datasets (file downloads) but also (REST, SOAP) services.
As Peter W. mentioned, DCAT 2.0 enables the description of those contents in detail, using the following classes:
- dcat:DataService (including: endpointDescription, endpointURL, license, accessRights)
Another example, mentioned by Bart Hanssens, is the federal model of Belgium. It is based on a specific class named Data Source (subClasss of dcat:Dataset).
Proposal: To include in the specification both dcat:DataService and dcat:Dataset.
Should dcat:Dataset be refined as DataSource or similar such the Belgian approach did?