[ckan-discuss] Fwd: Get your dataset on the next LOD cloud diagram

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Wed Jul 13 13:37:34 BST 2011

Pablo: great to see this and proud that you're using CKAN! :-)

Do you want to blog about this on blog.okfn.org or the CKAN blog?


-------- Original Message --------  Subject: Get your dataset on the next
LOD cloud diagram  Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 19:45:49 +0200  From: P  To:
<public-lod at w3.org> <public-lod at w3.org>, Semantic Web
<semantic-web at w3.org><semantic-web at w3.org>

Dear fellow Linked Open Data publishers and consumers,
We are in the process of regenerating the next LOD cloud diagram and
associated statistics [1]. We would like to invite those of you who publish
data sets as Linked Data to join the other ~2000 data sets already in CKAN (
http://ckan.net ) to help us extend the list of ~300 candidates to the LOD
cloud diagram. For those of you that already have entries on CKAN, we ask
you to please review and update your entries accordingly. Please finalize
your dataset descriptions until the end of this week to ensure that your
entry will be considered for this round of the diagram.

We will be analyzing all data sets tagged with "lod" in CKAN from the
perspective of a data consumer, looking for best practices that make it
easier to access, understand and use your data. The compliance with the best
practices will be checked manually and with scripts that download and
analyze data from the data sources. Therefore it is important that you
provide as much information as possible in your CKAN entry.

You can use the CKAN entry for DBpedia as one example:

In order to aid you in this quest, we have provided a validation page for
your CKAN entry with step-by-step guidance for the information that we will
be looking for:

After you have completed the description of your data sets, we invite you to
fill up this 5 minutes survey about your experience. This will help us to
make the process easier, more complete and exciting for the next time

Thank you and happy dataset description!

Pablo, Anja, Richard and Chris

 [1] http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/lodcloud/state/

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Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation

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