Support services for the PSI and Open Data policy


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Support services for the PSI and Open Data policy

  1. 1. Support services for the PSI and Open Data policy Open Data Support LOD2 Meetup, Amsterdam – March 24th, 2013 Bastiaan Deblieck, TenForce All credits for the presentation to Nikolaos Loutas, PwC Makx Dekkers
  2. 2. Project overview 04 March 2013 2
  3. 3. Project Factsheet• Short name: Open Data Support• Start date: 1 Jan 2013 | End date: 31 Dec 2015• Contractor: PwC EU Services• Our team Makx Dekkers 04 March 2013 3
  4. 4. Project ObjectivesTo improve the visibility and facilitate the access todatasets published on local and national Open Dataportals in order to increase their re-use within and acrossbordersBy providing...• Data preparation, transformation and publication services;• Training services in the area of Open Data, in particular to favour the uptake of Linked Open Data technologies by public bodies within the European Union;• An IT advisory and consultancy service in the area of Open Data, and in particular on Linked Open Data technologies. 04 March 2013 4
  5. 5. The problem: Scattered datasets represented using different metadata vocabularies – hard to find and reuse Hard to find ≠ FragmentedTime-consuming Different vocabularies 04 March 2013 5
  6. 6. How are we going to help...We will provide homogenised accessto metadata descriptions of opendatasets via a single point of access.• Accessible via the pan-European Data portal or national/regional Open Data portals and catalogs. Existing Open Data Portal Pan-European Data Portal ODIPP 04 March 2013 6
  7. 7. Overview of the services Perform metadata, Request of the Establish contact and transformation, Publish Metadata asCommission to contact a Collect metadata provide training homogenisation, Linked Open Data specific stakeholder validation and cleansing WP1: Data preparation, transformation & publication services Publishing Harvesting Provenance Transformation Validation Harmonization Linked Open rules rules rules rules rules Metadata Metadata Application Open Harvesting Provenance Transformation Validation Harmonization RDF Profile Data Service Service Service Service Service Repository Portal Metadata Harvester workflow, Scheduler & MonitorOpen Data Portals WP2 - Training Services WP3 - Consulting services 04 March 2013 7
  8. 8. External communicationURL: www.opendatasupport.euCommunity on Joinup: Media• Linkedin group• Twitter account (@OpenDataSupport)Brochure (tbd) 04 March 2013 8
  9. 9. WP1 – Datapreparation, transformation andpublication services 04 March 2013 9
  10. 10. ODIPP – Data Harvesting and Publication process Publishing Harvesting Provenance Transformation Validation Harmonization Linked Open rules rules rules rules rules Metadata SILKOpen Harvesting Provenance Transformation Validation Harmonization RDF Service ServiceData Service Service Service RepositoryPortal Harvester workflow, Scheduler & Monitor LOD manager 04 March 2013 10
  11. 11. How an Open Data portal connects to ODIPP1. Source portal provides • HTTP access ◦ Ranging from REST access (cfr CKAN) to a single URL with a dump of the dataset in an open-format (e.g. csv) • Documentation of the metadata.2. ODIPP provides harvesting and publication framework3. Source portal & ODS instantiate harvesting and publication framework • Requires testing and validation effort from source portal • Requires technical support from ODS • Requires maintenance of the harvesting and publication framework. 04 March 2013 11
  12. 12. Re-using rather than re-inventingDelivering MAPM as a DCAT Application ProfileWhy DCAT? • The Data Catalogue Vocabulary (DCAT) is an Editor’s draft produced by W3C GLD WG. • Initially developed by DERI, DCAT is evolving5 Open Data into a shared standard, gaining status both inPortals Europe and the U.S.(including •, and the Open Data portals of Barcelona, Zaragoza and Catalonia already using DCAT.are already • MAPM will be an application profile of DCAT.using DCAT. • An RDF vocabulary will be developed. • DCAT application profile WG on Joinup ( 04 March 2013 12
  13. 13. WP2 – Trainingservices 04 March 2013 13
  14. 14. Contractual Obligations• A multilingual (3 official EU languages) Web-based online training tool providing a tutorial about the principles and practices of Open Data, and explaining how to publish public data as Linked Data.• 12 onsite training sessions per year (36 over the period of 36 months), achieving a complete geographical coverage in terms of EU Member States. The contractor must be able to offer onsite training sessions in 3 official EU languages.• By the end of the contract, 500 staff from public bodies within the European Union must have followed onsite training services.• Training material will be available in English, French and German and will be accessible on Joinup via 04 March 2013 14
  15. 15. WP3 – ITadvisory &consultancyservices 04 March 2013 15
  16. 16. Contractual Obligations• 6 advisory reports/consultancy tasks per year (18 over the period of 36 months) to be provided in at least 3 EU official languages. 04 March 2013 16
  17. 17. Advisory & consultancy services IT Awareness & external Business communication Services Legal Translation 04 March 2013 17