EUs DCAT-AP er ute til Public Review, frist 26. febr. 2024
Jim J. Yang sist endret av Jim J. Yang
Dear Community Member,
We are thrilled to announce the draft release of the Data Catalogue Vocabulary Application Profile 3.0.0 (DCAT-AP 3.0.0). The release is the result of more than a year of fruitful collaboration between SEMIC and the many contributors that participate during the webinars and on GitHub.
DCAT-AP is a specification for metadata records to meet the specific application needs of data portals in Europe while providing semantic interoperability with other applications on the basis of reuse of established controlled vocabularies (e.g. EuroVoc) and mappings to existing metadata vocabularies (e.g. Dublin Core, SDMX, INSPIRE metadata, etc.).
DCAT-AP enables standardised description of public sector datasets in Europe for data catalogues, content aggregation by platforms like the European Data Portal, and simplified dataset discovery for consumers through a single access point.
DCAT-AP 3.0.0 is the latest version of the DCAT Application Profile for data portals in Europe. It introduces a new HTML format using the ReSpec style, separates descriptive texts into definitions and usage notes, and adds new classes like Dataset Series. It also fully aligns with DCAT 3, applies deprecations from DCAT 3 by replacing the mapping to the URIs for the impacted properties, provides a usage guide on the relationships between Dataset, Distribution and Data Service, and applies various editorial fixes and minor specification updates.
The full list of changes can be found in the changelog.
The draft release will now enter a short public review, which will end on 26 February 2024, during which stakeholders can raise issues. During this period, however, only editorial issues or bug fixes will be tackled.
We would like to thank all the DCAT-AP Working Group members that have provided us with their valuable input in the co-creation of this application profile and its review.
We invite you to take a look at the new release and leave any feedback on the DCAT-AP Issues section via the SEMIC GitHub page.
The SEMIC Team