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New RDA Working Group on Alignment of Multilingual Vocabularies in SSH – kick off meeting

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    Ryan O’Connor

    Dear RDA Digital Practices in History and Ethnography IG members,
    [Apologies for cross-posting] We are reaching out to individuals who we believe would be uniquely qualified and hopefully interested to contribute to the proposed ‘Alignment of Multilingual Vocabularies in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)’ RDA Working Group.
    The Working Group, which is in its early planning stages and availing of support from the RDA TIGER project, intends to address challenges concerning the interoperability multilingual nature of SSH controlled vocabularies. The Group plans to address these and related issues by providing collectively approved recommendations for creating, extending, updating, and aligning multilingual vocabularies in SSH disciplines. The objective of this RDA WG 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.
    We invite all those with an interest in the above areas to join the kick off meeting for the Working Group on October 10 @ 11:00 UTC. We also encourage you to share this message with anyone who might contribute to the WG development.
    In advance of the session, participants are also invited to review and to contribute to the WG’s draft Case Statement – defining the group’s charter, value proposition, and engagement with other initiatives in the area.
    Find out more and register here:
    If you have any questions on the session or the Working Group, please don’t hesitate to ask.
    Kind regards,
    Ryan O’Connor (RDA TIGER) and Arnaud Gingold (WG co-chair)
    Ryan O’Connor
    Senior Facilitator, RDA TIGER
    Research Data Alliance Association (Europe) AISBL
    Skype: live:roconnor101 | ORCID:
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