The Government Linked Data (GLD) Working Group today published the Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) as a Candidate Recommendation. DCAT allows governmental and non-governmental data catalogs to publish their entries in a standard machine-readable format so they can be managed, aggregated, and presented in other catalogs.
Originally developed at DERI, DCAT has evolved with input from a variety of stakeholders and is now stable and ready for widespread use. If you have a collection of data sources, please consider publishing DCAT metadata for it, and if you run a data catalog or portal, please consider making use of DCAT metadata you find. The Working Group is eager to receive comments reports of use at email@example.com and is maintaining an Implementation Report.
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