Mission

The mission of the Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group, part of the Data Activity, is:

  1. to develop the open data ecosystem, facilitating better communication between developers and publishers;
  2. to provide guidance to publishers that will improve consistency in the way data is managed, thus promoting the re-use of data;
  3. to foster trust in the data among developers, whatever technology they choose to use, increasing the potential for genuine innovation.

The guidance will take two forms: a set of best practices that apply to multiple technologies, and vocabularies currently missing but that are needed to support the data ecosystem on the Web.

Organization

The scope of the working group is very broad (significantly broader than most W3C Working Groups) and is clarified through its Use Cases and Requirements document [Latest published version] [Editors' Draft].

The WG benefits from having 4 co-chairs:

  • Hadley Beeman (Invited Expert)
  • Deirdre Lee (Derilinx)
  • Yasodara Córdova, Developer Relations/Technical Lead (NIC.br/W3C Brasil)
  • Steven Adler, Perspective & Community Outreach (IBM)

Deliverables

Use cases

Editors: Deirdre Lee and Bernadette Loscio

  1. Latest published version
  2. Use Cases
  3. New Use Cases based on Second Published Working Draft
  4. Use cases timetable
  5. The Editor's Draft
  6. The challenges that the use cases editors have pulled from our use cases. (See all 4 worksheets/tabs in the document)
  7. A matrix mapping requirements to the use-cases they are based on.
  8. Use-Cases Requirements RDF

Best Practices

Series editors:

  • Bernadette
  • Caroline
  • Newton

Contributors:

  • Data Enrichment
    • Adriano C. M. Pereira, Adriano Veloso, Gisele Pappa, Wagner Meira Jr.

Call for BP Contributors

Documents:

Data quality vocabulary

Editor(s): Antoine, Christophe

Contributor(s): Riccardo, Bart, Deirdre, Phil, Makx, Jeremy

Data quality working space

Data quality schedule

Data usage vocabulary

Editor(s): Bernadette, Eric S

Contributor(s): Sumit, Ig, Ivan, Phil

Data usage notes

Data usage schedule

About the group

The mission of the Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group, part of the Data Activity, is:

  • to develop the open data ecosystem, facilitating better communication between developers and publishers;
  • to provide guidance to publishers that will improve consistency in the way data is managed, thus promoting the re-use of data;
  • to foster trust in the data among developers, whatever technology they choose to use, increasing the potential for genuine innovation.

The guidance will take two forms: a set of best practices that apply to multiple technologies, and vocabularies currently missing but that are needed to support the data ecosystem on the Web.

Read the charter and join the Working Group.

Nearby

Recent Meetings & Minutes

 DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.SubjectMinutesScribe
Meetings:Telecon201501089 January 2015 Planning for BP FPWDhttp://www.w3.org/2013/meeting/dwbp/2015-01-09 Eric S
Meetings:Telecon2015011615 January 2015 Planning for BP FPWDhttp://www.w3.org/2013/meeting/dwbp/2015-01-16 Yaso
Meetings:Telecon2015012323 January 2015 Vote for UCR & BP FPWDhttp://www.w3.org/2013/meeting/dwbp/2015-01-23 Yas
Meetings:Telecon2015013030 January 2015 Future deliverable & milestone planninghttp://www.w3.org/2013/meeting/dwbp/2015-01-30 Lewis
Meetings:Telecon201502056 February 2015 Next F2Fhttp://www.w3.org/2013/meeting/dwbp/2015-02-06 Deirdre
Meetings:Telecon2015021313 February 2015 BP and Next F2Fhttp://www.w3.org/2013/meeting/dwbp/2015-02-13 Riccardo
Meetings:Telecon2015022020 February 2015 Vote on BP Dochttp://www.w3.org/2013/meeting/dwbp/2015-02-20 Joao Paulo
Meetings:Telecon2015022727 February 2015 Vocab planninghttp://www.w3.org/2013/meeting/dwbp/2015-02-27 Carol & Yaso
Meetings:Telecon201503066 March 2015 Timeline Planninghttp://www.w3.org/2013/meeting/dwbp/2015-03-06 Phil
Meetings:Telecon2015031313 March 2015 Review BPs and vocab reqshttp://www.w3.org/2013/meeting/dwbp/2015-03-13 Annette
Meetings:Telecon2015032020 March 2015 Review BPs and vocab reqshttp://www.w3.org/2013/meeting/dwbp/2015-03-20 Caroline
Meetings:Telecon2015032727 March 2015 Review BPs and DQ vocab issueshttp://www.w3.org/2013/meeting/dwbp/2015-03-27 Steve
Meetings:Telecon2015041010 April 2015 F2F Final Prephttp://www.w3.org/2013/meeting/dwbp/2015-04-10 Eric S
Meetings:Telecon2015041717 April 2015 DUVhttp://www.w3.org/2013/meeting/dwbp/2015-04-17 PhilA
Meetings:Telecon2015042424 April 2015 DQVhttp://www.w3.org/2013/meeting/dwbp/2015-04-24 EricK

A complete record of all agendas and minutes is available on the Meetings page.

Main Deliverables

Status of Deliverables
Editor's Draft Timetable Editors
Use Cases Use cases timetable Deirdre Lee

Bernadette Farias Loscio

Best Practice for Web Data URI BP timetable M.T. Carrasco Benitez
Data Usage Description Vocabulary Data usage vocab timetable Bernadette Farias Loscio and Eric Stephan
Quality and Granularity Description Vocabulary Quality vocab timetable

See the charter for full details

Additional Working Group Reading Resources

W3C Working Group Resources

Patent Policy

This Working Group operates under the W3C Patent Policy (5 February 2004 Version). To promote the widest adoption of Web standards, W3C seeks to issue Recommendations that can be implemented, according to this policy, on a Royalty-Free basis.

For more information about disclosure obligations for this group, please see the W3C Patent Policy Status Page.


Participants

  • Chairs: Hadley Beeman (Invited Expert), Deirdre Lee (Insight Ireland), Yasodara Córdova (NIC.br/W3C Brasil), Steven Adler (IBM)
  • Team Contact: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
  • List of participants

How you can join in

You are welcome to send comments to the WG through the public comment mailing list [archive]

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