Government Linked Data (GLD) Working Group
Developing standards which help governments publish their data as effective and usable Linked Data, using Semantic Web technologies. (See Charter)
|Editor's Draft||TR||Timetable|| Target Status
|Tracker||Contact||Status / Next Steps||Timetable|
|Best Practices||FPWD+LC on 26-Mar||CR||tracker||Bernadette Hyland||BP Timetable|
|DCAT||FPWD||LC on 12-Mar, CR on 02-May||CR||tracker||Fadi Maali, John Erickson||DCAT Timetable|
|DCAT UCR||NOTE on 02-May||NOTE||tracker||Fadi Maali||DCAT UCR Timetable|
|ADMS||NOTE on 26-Apr||NOTE||Phil Archer||clarify relationship to dcat||ADMS Timetable|
|Data Cube||FPWD||LC on 12-Mar, CR on 02-May||CR||tracker||Richard Cyganiac||Data Cube Timetable|
|Data Cube UCR||NOTE on 02-May||NOTE||tracker||Benedikt Kaempgen||Data Cube UCR Timetable|
|People||FPWD||None||None||tracker||Michael Hausenblas||not expected to progress in this form||People Timetable|
|ORG||LC||CR on 02-May||CR||tracker||Dave Reynolds||addressing LC comments ORG LC comments||ORG Timetable|
|RegORG||FPWD||NOTE on 02-May||NOTE||tracker||Phil Archer||REGORG Timetable|
|Linked Data Glossary||NOTE on 02-May||NOTE||tracker||Bernadette Hyland, Ghislain Atemezing||Please review before call to publish as NOTE March 2013||Glossary Timetable|
|cookbook||W3C Wiki||tracker||Bernadette Hyland||Review and updates||Cookbook Timetable|
|Community Directory||Software Update 28-Mar||Handed to CG||tracker||Bernadette Hyland||Integrate  Updated Directory Workflow Req for launch early April 2013||Community Directory Timetable|
The content in this table is gathered from the Timetable pages of each deliverable. If you make a change here, change it there too please.
Public Review Documents
- Data Catalog Vocabulary
- Data Cube Vocabulary
- Organization Ontology (Last Call)
- Terms for Describing People
Detailed Links on Deliverables
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- Task Force Community Directory, see Community Directory of Linked Data Providers and Projects, see also wiki page Community Directory Discussion Summary and issue tracker 
- Task Force Best Practices for Publishing Linked Data, see Best Practices for Linked Data ED, see also 
- Task Force Standard Vocabularies
- Charter 2.3.1 Data Catalog Vocabulary – DCAT FPWD, UC&R ED
- Charter 2.3.1 Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) – ED RDF Schema Namespace HTML
- Charter 2.3.2 Data Cube Vocabulary – QB FPWD, UC&R ED
- Charter 2.3.3 Terms for describing people – People FPWD Please note that the WG does not expect to advance this document further under its current charter but does hope to return to it in future.
- Charter 2.3.4 Organizational Structures – ORG ED
- Charter 2.3.4 Organizational Structures – Registered Organization Vocabulary ED
- Charter 2.3.5 Geography and Spatial Information The discussion of this topic has moved to the Locations and Addresses Community Group and will not be taken further by the GLD under its current charter.
- See also the main wiki page for the Vocabulary Discussion Summary
- Linked Data Glossary, Working Note
- Linked Data Cookbook wiki Government Linked Data Cookbook
June 2012 Government Linked Data Progress Report presented at SemTech West 2012, Progress Report on Government Linked Data Worldwide
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- F2F1: 29-30 June 2011, near Washington, DC, USA (completed)
- F2F2: 25-26 Jan 2012, DERI Galway Ireland & Washington DC (completed)
- F2F3: 11-12 April 2013, Croke Park, Dublin Ireland
W3C Working Group Resources
- Art of Consensus (guide to working at W3C) (W3C member confidential)
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Process Document
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- CommonScribe (scribe tool) manual
- Basic text for conformance section of vocabularies
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