[ckan-discuss] Metadata questions

Lucy Chambers lucy.chambers at okfn.org
Fri Jan 13 18:02:42 GMT 2012

Hi Armand,

This is very helpful, many thanks - I will pass this on.

Do you know of any useful forums / channels she could ask in or people that
she could talk to to advise her about which Ontology model to choose? I
think she is currently getting little advice and would appreciate to talk
to someone who knows more about this!

Many thanks again, I will pass on this information,


On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 1:13 PM, Armand Brahaj <mandi at shqiperia.com> wrote:

> **
> Hello Lucy,
> Just some information on the topic. In order to publish something as
> Linked Data, first an Ontology Model
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontology_%28information_science%29>should
> be picked from the existing ones, or created from scratch for the
> institution/data that are about to publish (for example we have modeled the
> following ontology <http://open.data.al/oda2.owl> for Open Data Albania<http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2082757.2083363&coll=DL&dl=GUIDE&CFID=77943252&CFTOKEN=36943024>
> ).
> Once there is an ontology model and it is populated with data it can be
> placed online providing/publishing well structured data.  These data can be
> interlinked (therefore the name Linked Data) and used by other people to
> query or work with them in their own models. Maybe it is time that OKFN
> creates a project to deal with Linked Data since it is "predicted" to be
> the future of web :)
> Regards,
> Armand
> On Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:52:01 +0000, Lucy Chambers wrote:
> Not strictly a CKAN-question, but I know there are a few metadata &
> data-management experts on this list.
> I've been approached by someone from the council here and she is asking
> some questions I don't know the best answer to (below). Could anyone
> suggest where I could best point her / what type of advice I could give
> her. Would very much like to help her out and ensure her data gets
> released!
> (Questions below)
> Lucy
>  "One of the 'technicalities' we are struggling with at the moment has to
> do with the concept of Linked data and connecting our datasets to the wider
> semantic web. How should we structure our datasets' metadata? What URI's to
> use? Should we create our own URI descriptions and share, hoping other
> local authorities will adopt the same?
> Any suggestions on this matter are very welcome. My colleague told me
> about come central repository of URI where one can register new ones. Do
> you know about this?"
> --
> Lucy Chambers
> Community Coordinator
> Open Knowledge Foundation
> http://okfn.org/
> Skype: lucyfediachambers
> *linked data* describes a method of publishing structured data so that it
> can be interlinked and become more useful.
> _______________________________________________
> ckan-discuss mailing list
> ckan-discuss at lists.okfn.org
> http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/ckan-discuss

Lucy Chambers
Community Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
Skype: lucyfediachambers
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/ckan-discuss/attachments/20120113/9bee48fc/attachment.htm>

More information about the ckan-discuss mailing list