In light of this WGs progress on data publishing concepts perhaps it is time to update terms in the DFT term tool.
We have an existing definition of Data Publishing that seems to a be 9-10 months old (prior to winter ESIP meeting)
The RDA/WDS Publishing Data Workflows WG proposes a definition as Data Publication as:
"The process whereby data are subjected to an assessment process to determine whether they should be acquired by a repository; followed by a rigorous acquisition and ingest process that results in products being publicly made available and supported for the long-term by that repository."
Recent work by some members of the group had a more of a definition which started with:
"Data Publishing describes the process of making research data and other research objects available on the Web so that they can be discovered and referred to in a unique and persistent way."
Should the existing definition in the DFT tool be updated ? These may be small additions but of interest to the group.
One question is whether publication is only to the Web as noted in this definition or whether it is a broader concept.
Note, we don't yet have a definition of "Data Publishing Workflows" in the tool and that might be a place to start with some related terms flowing from there.