Releases for DCAT application profile implementation guidelines solution

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Which processes and tools could be used to manage the quality of metadata? 1.0

Issue National implementations of DCAT-AP may face difficulties to manage appropriately the quality of their metadata. The related issue is available here. Current situation Metadata ... more

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How to refer to media types within ZIP files?


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 Implementers do not have the possibility to provide information about the format of files (dcat:mediaType) within a package (e.g. ZIP file). 
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How to express agent roles?


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 DCAT-AP includes a single property to refer to an Agent (person or organisation) related with a dataset: publisher. While in some national profiles, additional Agent rol... more

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How could an entity-ID service be provided?


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 RDF requires every entity in the graph to have a URI in order to allow making assertions about the entity. As these URIs are created when the graph is created, th... more

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How should URI for organisations be implemented?


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 URI needs to be available for the publisher to reference the organisation responsible for making the dataset available in the dataset description.
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How could you make vocabularies de-referenceable? 1.0

Issue Publishers of data need to be able to handle the various situations in which URIs do not deliver metadata about the resource.  The discussion on the issue is available here. Curr... more

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How should dct:spatial and dct:Location be used?


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 The use of the MDR vs. Geonames vs. the Core Location Vocabulary URIs seems to be confusing.
 The discussion on the issue is available here.
 
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How are publisher and contact point modelled?


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 The modelling difference between publisher and contact point made by DCAT and DCAT-AP may be hard to understand for implementers.
 The previous discussions regarding... more

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How to use accessURL and downloadURL?


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 In some cases, accessURL might not be needed and the information in downloadURL and accessURL is duplicated. The fact that downloadURL is considered as a specific... more

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Guidelines repository

Issue Several initiatives faced similar issues while implementing DCAT-AP. As a consequence, many European, national or regional initiatives respond to this challenge by creating guidel... more

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DCAT-AP: How to use the MDR data themes vocabulary?

How to use the MDR data themes vocabulary? Issue National implementations of DCAT-AP may use national classifications for published datasets, partly because such national classificati... more

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DCAT-AP: Overview of tools 1.0

Overview of tools In order to facilitate the implementation of DCAT-AP, many implementers have developed tools such as validators, harvesters and exporters of DCAT-AP metadata. If you ar... more

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DCAT-AP: How to model and express provenance?

How to model and express provenance? Issue The DCAT model treats the descriptions of datasets in a catalogue as entities that only exist in the context of the catalogue, and does not ... more

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DCAT-AP: How to model Dataset series?

How to model Dataset series? Issue During the revision process of DCAT-AP in 2015, it was noted that the base specification of DCAT at W3C only considers relationships between a catal... more

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DCAT-AP: How to refer to licence documents and licence URIs?

How to refer to licence documents and licence URIs? Issue The indication of a licence is recommended for the Catalogue and for Distribution through the use of the dct:license. In addi... more

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DCAT-AP: How to use identifiers for datasets and distributions?

How to use identifiers for datasets and distributions? Issue In DCAT-AP, three identifiers can be associated with a Dataset: (1a) The URI of the description itself, i.e. the identi... more

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DCAT-AP: How to extend DCAT-AP?


 How to extend DCAT-AP?
 
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 The DCAT-AP is cross-border and cross-domain. Applications within a national domain, or applications in a particular domain may have d... more

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DCAT-AP: How to describe contact information?

How to describe contact information? Issue Implementers have noted that DCAT-AP lacks detail for the descriptive elements to be used with the class vcard:Kind, the range of dcat:conta... more

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DCAT-AP: How to manage duplicates?

How to manage duplicates?   Issue Duplicates can occur when an aggregator harvests descriptions of datasets from various sources. There could be two situations: 1.      In the harvest... more

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