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ODI DATA CERTIFICATES ARE A BIG DEAL

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This morning something happened that will gradually impact the way we interact with data. This morning OpenDataSoft (ODS) embedded the Open Data Institute's Data Set Certificates into each and every data set page. Will other open data platforms follow? Maybe. Embedding certificates is something I have been advocating since the idea was just an idea at the Open Data Institute (ODI). No one until ODS ever took me up on my offer. These data certificates show a willingness on the part of the data steward to consider the following: The impact on individual privacy API and format documentation to ensure a greater chance of data re-use Metadata on where the data originates and how often it is refreshed RDF description tags and identifiers that allow for SPARQL queries Contact information for everything from privacy concerns,…