Controlled Vocabs Decision Tree Meeting 2020-04-14

Connection Info:

3-4pm Eastern

Notetaker: Julie Hardesty

Attendees: Dawn, Erik, Gretchen, Rebecca, Julie


  • Controlled Vocabularies - Use Cases
    • Review edits
      • remove Hyrax/Hyku columns from first tab
      • uniform title - comes from LCNAF
      • medium/form/material - not a single vocab but there are several to choose from
        • maybe use this as a walkthrough use case in Decision Tree doc
      • license vs rights can also be mixed depending on how they are being used
        • maybe discuss these choices in Decision Tree doc when talking about Hyrax/Hyku implementation
    • OER use case - new properties that needed CVs
      • types of education materials - based on terms from other OER projects, creating local list
      • Learning Object Metadata from DC was involved in this
      • good for Locally defined CVs - when do you make a locally-defined vocab?
  • Controlled Vocabulary (CV) Decision Tree
    • Which property are you considering when trying to choose a controlled vocabulary?
    • Why do you want a controlled vocab? best practice or administrative/functional
    • Questions you would ask yourself when considering whether or not to use a CV for a field
    • Review edits
    • proposal to think of decision tree in levels - Dawn will lay this out at end of Decision Tree document for us to review/edit
      • Level 1 - What can I do? what is available now for CVs and how they work
      • Level 2 - using part of a CV or multiple CVs for one field
      • Level 3 - getting into questions of why do you want CV? defining local vocab for particular use
  • Doodle poll for next meeting time - Julie sent