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Collaborative development of a multi-disciplinary research infrastructure for vocabulary creation, management, publication, discovery, access and re-use

Wednesday 10 February 2016, 14:20 - 14:50
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Rowan Brownlee, Adrian Burton, Jane Frazier and Richard Walker

Australian National Data Service, ACT

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The use of controlled vocabularies increases the value of data resources by improving discovery, interoperability, and re-usability. The Australian National Data Service (ANDS), in partnership with members of Australian research organisations, is developing a user-driven vocabulary service to support Australian research groups, universities, and research libraries to find and use published vocabularies, as well as to create, manage, and publish new vocabularies. This paper follows the evolution of the development of the service. It provides a technical overview of the systems involved as well as a proposed model for support, outreach and responding to community need.


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