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Best Practices for Publishing Data
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Best Practices for Publishing Data
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Best Practices for Publishing Data
Best Practices for Publishing Data
Best Practices for Publishing Data
Best Practices for Publishing Data
Best Practices for Publishing Data
Best Practices for Publishing Data
Best Practices for Publishing Data
Best Practices for Publishing Data
Best Practices for Publishing Data
Best Practices for Publishing Data
Best Practices for Publishing Data
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Best Practices for Publishing Data

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A presentation given by Hjalmar Gislason, founder and CEO of DataMarket (http://datamarket.com/) at Strata Conference in London, October 2012

A presentation given by Hjalmar Gislason, founder and CEO of DataMarket (http://datamarket.com/) at Strata Conference in London, October 2012

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  • 1. F I N D A N D U N D E R S TA N D D ATA Best Practices for Publishing DataHjalmar Gislason, founder & CEO - hg@datamarket.com October, 2012
  • 2. Hjalmar Gislason Founder and CEOTwitter: @datamarketSlides: http://blog.datamarket.com/
  • 3. HeavyData Consumers Providers of Data Delivery Technology
  • 4. Computers Humans• Structure • Search • Visualization • Download | B EST PR ACT ICE S fo r PUBL IS HI NG D ATA | Hjalmar Gislason, hg@datamarket.com | October 2012
  • 5. Computers Humans• Structure • Search • Visualization • Download | B EST PR ACT ICE S fo r PUBL IS HI NG D ATA | Hjalmar Gislason, hg@datamarket.com | October 2012
  • 6. Publishing for Computers1. Simple formats2. Indexes, unique IDs and meta-data3. FAQs and feedback channels
  • 7. "Dont anthropomorphize computers - they hate it." - Unknown
  • 8. Simple Formats
  • 9. Simple Formats:Tim Berners-Lee’s Five Stars | B EST PR ACT ICE S fo r PUBL IS HI NG D ATA | Hjalmar Gislason, hg@datamarket.com | October 2012
  • 10. Simple formats:You lost me at “Semantics” | B EST PR ACT ICE S fo r PUBL IS HI NG D ATA | Hjalmar Gislason, hg@datamarket.com | October 2012
  • 11. Standards will emerge and there willbe more and more of them • RDF • OData vs. GData • DSPL | B EST PR ACT ICE S fo r PUBL IS HI NG D ATA | Hjalmar Gislason, hg@datamarket.com | October 2012
  • 12. Indexes, unique ids and meta-data | B EST PR ACT ICE S fo r PUBL IS HI NG D ATA | Hjalmar Gislason, hg@datamarket.com | October 2012
  • 13. Indexes, unique IDs and meta-data • Must: Unique ID, Title, Last updated • Should: Meta-data • Why? • No need for scraping • Less load on your end • Ensures full coverage • Ensures content removal and updates | B EST PR ACT ICE S fo r PUBL IS HI NG D ATA | Hjalmar Gislason, hg@datamarket.com | October 2012
  • 14. Indexes, unique IDs and meta-data • Hard to emphasize enough! • Unique IDs for everything: Datsets, columns, entities, ... • Why? • Continuity: A small change for a man = giant leap for a computer | B EST PR ACT ICE S fo r PUBL IS HI NG D ATA | Hjalmar Gislason, hg@datamarket.com | October 2012
  • 15. Indexes, unique IDs and meta-data • Any relevant contextual information • URL(s), descriptions, methodology, next updated, authors, keywords, units, license information, ... | B EST PR ACT ICE S fo r PUBL IS HI NG D ATA | Hjalmar Gislason, hg@datamarket.com | October 2012
  • 16. FAQs and feedback channels #1 reason for not publishing data: “There are errors in the data and I dont want others to discover them” | B EST PR ACT ICE S fo r PUBL IS HI NG D ATA | Hjalmar Gislason, hg@datamarket.com | October 2012
  • 17. FAQs and feedback channels #1 reason for not publishing data: “There are errors in the data and I do want others to discover them” | B EST PR ACT ICE S fo r PUBL IS HI NG D ATA | Hjalmar Gislason, hg@datamarket.com | October 2012
  • 18. FAQs and feedback channels | B EST PR ACT ICE S fo r PUBL IS HI NG D ATA | Hjalmar Gislason, hg@datamarket.com | October 2012
  • 19. FAQs and feedback channels | B EST PR ACT ICE S fo r PUBL IS HI NG D ATA | Hjalmar Gislason, hg@datamarket.com | October 2012
  • 20. Publishing for Computers1. Simple formats2. Indexes, unique IDs and meta-data3. FAQs and feedback channels
  • 21. Computers Humans• Structure • Search • Visualization • Download | B EST PR ACT ICE S fo r PUBL IS HI NG D ATA | Hjalmar Gislason, hg@datamarket.com | October 2012
  • 22. F I N D A N D U N D E R S TA N D D ATA Hjalmar Gislason, founder & CEOTwitter: @datamarket · Facebook: DataMarket · E-mail: hg@datamarket.com

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