csv,conf 2014 - July 15, 2014
10:35 session Data usability: the tabular data package and friends by Nick Stenning @nickstenning
- analogy with international shipping: things in containers vs. people carrying them individually
- things not in containers are very expensive to move
- which means you do a lot of work carrying the things, rather than using the things
- containers are: 1. simple, 2. opaque, 3. diverse within constraints ("moderated diversity")
Introducing The Data Package, datapackage.json
My question: What about BagIt?
Answer from Rufus Pollock (@rufuspollock): Other formats were examined, there is a white paper.