Recent Activity: Vocabulary Services IG

19 Nov 2015

VSIG first telecon - 12/4/2015 at 3PM ET

Hello all,
We are pleased to announce we intend to hold our first telecon on 12/4/2015 at 3PM ET (2000 UTC).
We haven’t set a schedule/time for a regular call as of yet. That will be one of the agenda items from our first call. We will make our meeting notes available as a public google doc so any group members that are unable to attend can review the proceedings and add additional post-meeting comments.
Here is the agenda for our first meeting:

12 Nov 2015

Planning 1st VSIG Telecon

Hello all, 

We are planning the 1st telecon of the IG and wanted to get some feedback on the time of day and some possible dates. At some point in the future we may consider hosting multiuple telecons at different times to accomodate folks around the globe, but we feel its important for the initial telecon to be united and host as many participants as possible. 

06 Nov 2015

Controlled vocabulary citation

[obligatory apology for cross-posting]
Hello all,
I'm interested in learning about standards or other developments that have
been made in the area of controlled vocabulary citation (citation of a
vocabulary as a whole, including citation of various versions of
vocabularies). This might include information about preferred formats,
identifiers, etc.
All the best,
*Jane Frazier*
Data Librarian | *Australian National Data Service*

08 Oct 2015

question about multiple vocabs for use in faceted navigation

Hello all,
At the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) we host Research Data
Australia , a discovery service for
collections of Australian research data. We currently use several
controlled vocabularies (including a high level "fields of research" vocab)
to describe items in RDA, and are looking to improve our subject browsing &
I'm wondering if you have worked with or have heard of tools that make use
of multiple controlled vocabularies in one faceted navigation system...

22 Sep 2015

Vocabulary Services IG kickoff meeting Paris/GoToMeeting

Reminder - the kickoff meeting for the Vocabulary Services Interest Group will be this Thursday as part of the ^th Plenary in Paris. For those interested who are not able to be in Paris, there is a GoToMeeting available (details below). 

The meeting page with (evoling) agenda is here: 


Thu, Sep 24, 2015 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM CEST

14 Sep 2015

Join Us for Webinar: Introducing ANDS Vocabulary Service

*Webinar: Introducing ANDS Vocabulary Service*
Join us for a webinar on Sep 24, 2015 at 1:00 PM AEST.
*Register now!*
ANDS is proud to announce the release of *Research Vocabularies Australia*,
a new controlled vocabulary service, to be made available to our partners
on 23 September 2015.
In this webinar, we will:
- Review the value of controlled vocabularies for making research data

23 Jul 2015

RDA P6 Meeting IG Vocabulary Services

Dear Simon, all,
Thank you for applying to hold a meeting at RDA Plenary 6, your meeting
has been scheduled for *24 September 2015- BREAKOUT 6 - 15:30 -17:00.*
You are invited to update the meeting page with a session description,
objectives & agenda by 14 August at the very latest. Please bear in mind
the "Getting the most from your meeting" courtesy of the RDA Technical
Advisory Board when preparing the meeting:

13 Jul 2015

VSIG charter status update

Hi all,
TAB has provided very positive feedback on the charter proposal and suggested a few minor updates and that we re-submit.
One suggestion was that we record the roles our participants are involved with in the lifecycle of publishing/consuming controlled vocabularies.
We have identified the following roles: creator, maintainer, publisher, user

09 Jul 2015

AGU FM 2015 session IN045: Semantics for the Discovery, Access, and Integration of Geoscience Data

Dear colleagues,
We cordially invite you to submit an abstract to the AGU-ESSI session
IN045: Semantics for the Discovery, Access, and Integration of
Geoscience Data.
IN045: Semantics for the Discovery, Access, and Integration of
Geoscience Data
Session Webpage:
Submission begins here: Submit an Abstract to this Session
Session Description:

15 Jun 2015

AW: [vocabulary_services] Vocab Services IG to meet at RDA P6 (Paris)

I have notified that meeting in my smart phone.
Herbert Schentz
Semantic Analyst / Semantischer Analytiker
Ecosystem Research & Environmental Information Management
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1090 Wien

30 Apr 2015

updating participants list on the charter proposal

Hi all,
I would like to update the participants table on the Vocabulary Services IG Charter proposal before we submit it for TAB review.
If you intend to be an active participant in the group and would like to be listed on the participants table in the updated charter please send me the following information before May 8th.
- name
- email
- organization
- title
- field / area of expertise
Stephan Zednik
“Why not change the world?"