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Notes from Data Catalogues Interoperability workshop, Edinburgh, 3-4th May 2011

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The Data Catalogue Interoperability Workshop was a two day meeting at the Informatics Forum in Edinburgh on 3-4th May 2011, for those who administer open data catalogues (particularly those located within Europe).

The meeting included discussion, design and development work aimed at:

  • improving interoperability between different types of data catalogues (including but not limited to those powered by CKAN);
  • allowing them to be federated more easily into projects like opendatasearch.org or publicdata.eu.

Key outcomes include:

  • A set of best practises for data catalogues operators
  • A proposed mechanism for harvesting metadata from catalogues
  • Agreement to collaborate on datacatalogs.org – a canonical list of data catalogues maintained by key organisations and individuals

If you’re interested in any of these things – please come and say hello on the ckan-discuss list!

Detailed notes from the meeting are now available at:

Some photos from the workshop are available here:


Written by Jonathan Gray

May 4th, 2011 at 6:38 pm

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  1. Did the topic of Atom come up for the harvesting discussion http://wiki.okfn.org/OpenDataCatalogues/2#Proposed_Harvest_Mechanism seems to me most of what’s needed is in Atom.

    Ed Summers

    4 May 11 at 8:31 pm

  2. Some notes/reflections on the meeting from Christopher Gutteridge:

    http://blogs.ecs.soton.ac.uk/webteam/2011/05/05/data-catalogue-interoperability-meeting/

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    Jonathan Gray

    6 May 11 at 12:26 pm

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