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Norway Register shares dataset tools as open source

The tools are built according to the DCAT-AP-NO standard

The Brønnøysund Register Centre, the Norwegian government agency managing many of the country's public registers and digital information exchange systems, is developing a semantic catalogue which will be made available as open source software later this year. The tools are intended for public sector organisations in Norway and aim to increase public administrations' capacity in processing public and non-public datasets.

The Brønnøysund Register Centre is responsible for managing nearly twenty of the country's main registries, including registries for businesses, non-profit organisations, bankruptcies and marriage settlements. The catalogue will include descriptions regarding the quality, security and content of datasets when using the tools. The tools are built according to DCAT-AP-NO, Norway's implementation of the catalogue standard for data portals. The project is co-funded by Difi, the Norwegian Agency for Public Management and eGovernment.

Would you like to know more about this initiative or share your opinion on this subject? The announcement by Difi describes the fourteen digital projects of which this project is part, and this announcement provides an overview of the projects co-funded by Difi.