This guidance is intended to help data curators and publishers better understand how to best use their time and resources to achieve the noble goals of Open Government by using Linked Data principles. Linked Data, unlike previous data formatting and publication approaches, provides a simple mechanism for combining data from multiple sources across the Web.
This is a living website that is being updated with best practices to model, create, publish and announce new Open Government Linked Data around the world.
Keywords: 5 Star Linked Open Data, Open Government Data, Linked Open Data, Linked Data Principles
Author: Hyland, Bernadette
Date created: 2013-03-15 04:00:00.000
Time required: P1H
Educational use: professionalDevelopment
Educational audience: professional
Interactivity type: expositive
- Ensures that when dereferenced by a Web browser, a URI returns a representation of the resource in human-readable HTML.
- Knows the "five stars" of Open Data: put data on the Web, preferably in a structured and preferably non-proprietary format, using URIs to name things, and link to other data.
- Knows the primary organizations related to Linked Data standardization.
- Registers datasets with relevant services for discovery.
- Reuses published properties and classes where available.
- Understands the purpose of publishing RDF vocabularies in multiple formats using content negotiation.