Controlled Vocabs Decision Tree Meeting 2020-06-10

Connection Info:

4-5pm Eastern

Notetaker: Juliet Hardesty

Attendees: Julie, Dawn, Erik



  • Julie's list of CVs from marginalized communities:
    • Maybe start from a list like this and possibly create something via Github for contributions, tracking vocabs - DLF Metadata Working Group? CritCat?
  • Defining "controlled vocabulary"
    • Terms lists, authority files, all are CVs
    • need to define terms to clarify decision tree
    • term list is more like a locally-defined list of terms to use
    • authorized source and implemented locally (like rights statements implemented in Hyrax)
      • derivative version of external authority for local use
  • community-specific and not available for re-use (like PDF only and not Linked Data) - might be a qualifier on using a CV
  • online documentation/publishing services - they are out there and maybe something like that could be useful here?