Procurement Best Practices: Linked Data Services MIKE PENDLETON W3C – GLD WORK GROUP THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
IntroductionGLD Charter: Specific products and services involved in governments publishing linked data will be defined, suitable for use during government procurement. Allow governments to easily specify what they mean when they contract for products and services (like Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)
Procurement Needs Audience Contracting officers and their technical representatives Basic Information Simple description of linked data (key elements defined) Value proposition Product and service descriptions Connect with product/service providers in Community Directory Guidance to facilitate adoption Procurement Checklist Security Plans
Questions Are there other areas that should be covered? What other basic information do procurement officials need to understand linked data? Do the LOD Production/Consumption lifecycle categories make sense? (descriptions needed) Alignment with Community Directory? Anything missing from the procurement checklist? Security section? Glossary: Other/better definitions?
Procurement Mike Pendleton (US EPA) George Thomas (US HHS) John Sheridan (The National Archives)