Here's a link to the first instance of the Data Type Registry: http://typeregistry.org/registrar/. An example of a type record is here: http://hdl.handle.net/11314.2/ceac7eae757dc20370f65c9222cb1784
The documentation menu has links to the REST API document and the Q&A document I forwarded a few weeks ago. A few items to note:
- This version of the Type Registry issues identifiers to type records during registration. Those identifiers are Handles. Future versions of the Registry will allow users to specify their own identifiers for type records.
- The data model supported by the Registry is what was discussed in the Q&A document. One of the fields is what I called as a key-value pair, where users may specify their own key and associate a value for that. For example, if someone wants to specify an OWL description in the type record, then the key could be "OWL" and the value could be a URL to the OWL description. It is obvious that we need to ensure the "keys" in the key-value pairs are consistent across users. Future versions of the Registry will enable such consistency.
- There are a few UI issues that we noted including the lack of clickable links at appropriate places. We will fix those in the future versions.
- All records in this instance are meant to demonstrate the expected use (versus being operational records). I encourage everyone to submit records in the form that you believe is pertinent. A wide spectrum of use will inform the data model.
Try out and notify us your comments - preferably before the Third Plenary. (Sad to say I won't make it to the plenary. I will probably be available on Skype during the working group session).