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Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller
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Shuai Wang
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Steven McEachern
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Status: In Group Revisions
Chair(s): Arnaud Gingold, Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller, Gema Bueno-de-la-Fuente
Secretariat Liaison: Bridget Walker
TAB Liaison: Daniel Bangert
Group Description:

This Working Group intends to address challenges concerning the interoperability multilingual nature of SSH controlled vocabularies.

Controlled vocabularies are a major discovery tool in the digital environment and this is true also for the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH). However, while such vocabularies would seem one of the most appropriate tools to ensure a high visibility of the SSH research outputs, the availability, usage, and interoperability of controlled vocabularies remains very heterogeneous. They remain for the most part disconnected from one another, differing not only in scope, but in methodology, accessibility, and level of standardization. From this first set of observations derives the necessity to at least harmonize their discoverability level within the SSH and beyond.

The Working Group plans to address these issues by providing collectively approved recommendations for creating, extending, updating, and aligning multilingual vocabularies in the SSH. The objective of this RDA WG, currently co-chaired by OPERAS RI, the coordinator of TRIPLE, is to focus on a part of the SSHOC vocabulary roadmap and to collect from a broader community both insights and feedback about a methodology for the alignment of controlled vocabularies in many languages.

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