Re: [vocabulary_services] VSIG/VSSIG re-configuration

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    Author: Sophie Aubin

    Date: 11 Jul, 2017

    Dear all,
    The VSIG revival is excellent news!
    I fully support the proposal and hope that both groups VSIG and Agrisemantics WG will interconnect in a fruitful manner.
    Looking forward to participating in the next session in Montreal!
    De : adrian.burton=***@***.*** [mailto:***@***.***] De la part de aburton
    Envoyé : lundi 10 juillet 2017 04:26
    À : apsmith; Vocabulary Services Interest Group
    Objet : [vocabulary_services] Re: [vocabulary_services] VSIG/VSSIG re-configuration
    I've been away on leave. I fully support the new arrangements. Thanks for taking the initiative on this Simon.
    On 6 July 2017 at 04:09, apsmith <***@***.***> wrote:
    By the way, I just wanted to state I support this proposal.
    On 6/27/17 6:05 PM, simon.cox wrote:
    Dear RDA VSIG –
    It has been pleasing to see some activity on the list in response to my mail last week about reviving the IG. In particular, we have had a number of volunteers for coordination roles. In order to move forward, the continuing co-chairs would like to propose the following arrangements:
    1. Name of group – RDA Vocabulary and Semantic Services Interest Group (VSSIG)
    2. Revised charter – see
    3. Co-chairs
    a. Simon Cox (CSIRO) - continuing
    b. Adam Shepherd (WHOI) - continuing
    c. Yann Le Franc (EUDAT) - new
    d. John Graybeal (BioPortal) – new
    *** At this point we would like to ask the members of the group (i.e. this list) for comments or objections, with a deadline of 5th July. ***
    If there are no objections, and we can reach consensus on any issues, our intention is to notify the RDA Secretariat and TAB of these new arrangements by the end of next week (7th July).
    A meeting slot has been requested for RDA P10 in Montreal -
    The provisional agenda includes ratification of the above arrangements, but the mail focus will be on the VSSIG work program moving forward.
    Note that the role of co-chair is primarily around coordination, but with the intention of guiding the generation of a number of more formal activities with specific outputs. The latter might potentially be organized as RDA Working Groups under the umbrella of VSSIG. We anticipate rotation of members through the coordination team, as new volunteers step forward and the VSSIG programme becomes established. I’d also like to mention that Barbara Magagna (Umweltbundesamt) has provided significant assistance in pulling this together and will continue to provide support in the coordination group.
    Simon & Adam
    Open for comment:
    - Call for comments on NISO Issues in Vocabulary Management technical report (deadline19 July)
    - Call for Suggestions and Contributions on Implementing the FAIR Data Principles: EC Expert Group on Turning FAIR Data into Reality (deadline 31 July)
    Events of interest
    - 11-14/07/2017 Lifewatch Workshop on Ontology & Semantic Web for Research
    - 28/10/2017 NKOS Workshop at DC-2017
    Simon J D Cox
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    Environmental Informatics
    CSIRO Land and Water
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