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ready Data Catalog Vocabulary

Abbreviation: DCAT

General Information
An RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web. By using DCAT to describe datasets in data catalogs, publishers increase discoverability and enable applications easily to consume metadata from multiple catalogs. It further enables decentralized publishing of catalogs and facilitates federated dataset search across sites. Aggregated DCAT metadata can serve as a manifest file to facilitate digital preservation.


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Created in 2014

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How to cite this record DCAT; Data Catalog Vocabulary; DOI:; Last edited: Feb. 14, 2019, 5:31 p.m.; Last accessed: Nov 15 2019 11:28 p.m.

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Record added: Aug. 3, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Record updated: Oct. 7, 2018, 8:36 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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Implementing Databases (2)
JRC Data Catalogue
The JRC Data Catalogue gives access to the multidisciplinary data produced and maintained by the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's in-house science service providing independent scientific advice and support to policies of the European Union. NB: The JRC Data Catalogue is also included in scientific publishers' submission systems as "European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)".

INPTDAT – The Data Platform for Plasma Technology
The interdisciplinary data platform INPTDAT provides easy access to research data and information from all fields of applied plasma physics and plasma medicine. It aims to support the findability, accessibility, interoperability and re-use of data for the low-temperature plasma physics community.

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