Vocabulary Services Interest Group


Group details

Stephan Zednik, Simon Cox
Secretariat Liaison: 
Kathy Fontaine
TAB Liaison: 
Rainer Stotzka
Case Statement: 

Recent Activity

23 Jun 2017


Hi Simon and all,
I'd like to register my interest in this revival. Geoscience Australia has a growing dependence on SKOS vocabularies which several systems - portals and catalogues for now, others later - access via services. The SKOS is standardised enough but not the services. We would love to see something like a SKOS or Vocab Linked Data API specification, perhaps alongside or within other APIs.

21 Jun 2017

NISO Draft on Vocabulary Management for Public Comment

This may be of interest:
The NISO Issues in Vocabulary Management technical report is available
for public comment from June 19 to July 19, 2017. To download the draft
document or submit comments, visit the NISO project page at
http://www.niso.org/topics/tl/BibliographicRoadmap/. All input is welcome.
Jakob Voß <***@***.***>
Verbundzentrale des GBV (VZG) / Common Library Network
Platz der Goettinger Sieben 1, 37073 Göttingen, Germany

19 Jun 2017

Reviving the VSIG

Dear RDA VSIGers
It has been 8 months since the last formal activity of the group, so this is an update about why and the potential for some revived activity.
Two of our founding co-chairs have moved on to new positions which has made their continuing leadership roles difficult to fulfil.

19 Jun 2017

Updated charter (proposed)

The Vocabulary and Semantic Services Interest Group (VSSIG) seeks to develop community-based approaches and recommendations to make knowledge organization systems (i.e. controlled vocabularies, ontologies, and their associated services) findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-usable (FAIR data principles).

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24 Oct 2016

Vocabulary Governance Telecon Times

Hi folks,
We’ve had 7 responses to the Vocabulary Governance Survey (http://bit.ly/vocab-governance-paper-survey) and based on the sections of the proposed output document, we have coverage for both authors and editors of all proposed sections! Woot woot!
We have volunteers spanning US Mountain Time, Central Time, Eastern Time, Greenwich Mean Time. Since we are widely distributed and a common time might be difficult to accommodate, we have a couple of options
1) If we think a telecon is useful, we could

21 Oct 2016

Vocabulary governance - TopBraid's story

Folks – I would like to attend this to help with our assessment of vocabulary governance tools. But it is at a bad time for participation from my time-zone. Maybe someone else in the group could sit in and report back?
- Show quoted text -From: Robert Coyne [mailto:***@***.***] On Behalf Of Robert Coyne
Sent: Friday, 21 October 2016 2:30 AM
To: Cox, Simon (L&W, Clayton) <***@***.***>
Subject: Free Webinar: Data Governance for the Connected Enterprise

20 Oct 2016

VocBench 3 day: meet VB3 developers and other users and contribute with your precious feedback!

Apologies for Cross-Posting…
VocBench 3 day, 22nd November 2016, UniversitätsBibliothek of Göttingen,
Germany, co-located with the 10th International Conference on Metadata and
Semantics Research (MTSR 2016)
Funded by the ISA2 program of the EU, VocBench 3 (aka VB3) is an effort to
develop a platform for collaborative editing of OWL ontologies, SKOS and
SKOSXL thesauri, and other datasets based on information models of the RDF

12 Oct 2016

No Telecon today + Governance Survey

Hi fellow RDA VSIG’ers,
I wanted to send everyone an update on VSIG happenings. We’ve decided to take a break from the typical telecon schedule which means today’s telecon at 1600 ET is cancelled.
We’ve been collecting responses from the Vocabulary Governance Survey, we put together after the 8th plenary. We’ll keep the survey open until Oct. 19th/20th (for our Aussie colleagues!). After that, we’ll send around a poll for a new telecon schedule to accommodate those who are interested in participating on the VSIG Governance Requirements “Suggested Output”.

30 Sep 2016

Towards Vocabulary Governance Requirements White Paper

Hi folks,
At the 8th Plenary, VSIG hosted a session on Vocabulary Governance. This session reviewed some of the vocabulary governance case studies we discussed over telecons, and produced and lively discussion. The session finished with a healthy ‘show-of-hands’ for people interested in pursuing the publication of an RDA “Suggested Output” with respect to Vocabulary Governance Requirements.

17 Sep 2016

VSIG 8th Plenary Slides

Hi folks,
We’ve posted links to slides from both the Status Update and Vocabulary Governance sessions on the VSIG Wiki here: https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/vocabulary-services-interest-group/wik...
For saving you a few clicks, here they are:
Status Update Session: bit.ly/rda-vsig-p8-status-update-slides
Vocabulary Governance: bit.ly/rda-vsig-p8-governance-slides
Shared Notes: bit.ly/rda-vsig-p8-shared-notes
cheers, Adam