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

Pablo Mendes pablomendes at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 14:13:50 BST 2011

Jonathan: thanks to YOU all for providing CKAN and for allowing our slight
tweak to the requested information in order to catalog our perspective on
data sharing.

I love the idea of a catalog where data can coexist and where people can
find which formats best suit their needs, both for publishing / reaching
their target audience and for finding / consuming data.

And thanks for the invitation to post on the blog. What kind of post are you
thinking about?
1) A call for action for dataset providers to include themselves in the LOD
cloud diagram, or
2) would it be more of a description of what's out there wrt Linked Open
Data (after we've regenerated the stats)?

By the way, I've been adding my thoughts to the wiki as they come up during
this cataloguing effort (http://wiki.ckan.net/UX). I think that is better
than generating several half-baked messages to this list. But please let me
know if there is a better way to communicate my experience with the site.


On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 2:37 PM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>wrote:

> 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?
> J.
> -------- 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
> <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:
> http://ckan.net/package/dbpedia
> 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:
> http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/lodcloud/ckan/validator/
> 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
> around.
> http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TDS3TML
> Thank you and happy dataset description!
> Cheers,
> Pablo, Anja, Richard and Chris
>  [1] http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/lodcloud/state/
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