DCAT-AP bug fix release

DCAT-AP bug fix release – Share your comments!

Published on: 10/05/2019

Dear DCAT-AP community,

We would like to inform you about the recent update of the DCAT Application Profile for data portals in Europe (DCAT-AP). This updated version implements bug fix requests to the DCAT-AP version 1.2, which were submitted to the ISA² Programme of the European Commission in line with the Change and Release Management Policy for DCAT-AP.

The draft version of the DCAT-AP bug fix release is available for public review as from today 10th May until 24th May 2019.  

What’s new?

The changes implemented in the draft documents for DCAT-AP version 1.2.1 are related to the comments mentioned in these issues DCAT-AP-54, DCAT-AP-50 from GitHub.

1. Updated references to Publications Office Metadata Registry in DCAT-AP v1.2.1 published .DOC, .PDF and .ODT, as mentioned in DCAT-AP-54:

  • Updated references 21-27 and 41 to point from Metadata Registry (MDR) to EU Vocabularies.
  • In Section 5.2 - Controlled vocabularies to be used, updated the entries in table column “Vocabulary name” (MDR-> EU Vocabularies) and “Vocabulary URI”.

2. Updated DCAT-AP UML schema as in DCAT-AP-50, by changing the order of startDate and endDate in dct:PeriodOfTime in the diagram https://github.com/SEMICeu/DCAT-AP/blob/master/releases/1.2.1/Draft/DCAT-AP%201.2.1.PNG. The diagram was updated in DCAT-AP v1.2.1 published .SVG, .DOC, .PDF and .ODT.

Share your comments!

We kindly invite you to have a look at the draft version of the release. You can download the related documents from the DCAT-AP repository on the GitHub platform and submit your comments to the issues DCAT-AP-54, DCAT-AP-50. 

Next steps

All comments received by 24th May will be evaluated. Once all review comments have been resolved, the final version of the new bug fix release of DCAT-AP (version 1.2.1) will be published at the end of May 2019. 

Do you have any questions?

Please contact us via e-mail DIGIT-SEMIC-TEAM@ec.europa.eu.