COAR Controlled Vocabularies Editorial Board

The Editorial Board manages the COAR Controlled Vocabularies and comprises the following members:

  • Alberto Apollaro, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva (MinCyT), Argentina
  • Dom Fripp, Jisc, United Kingdom
  • Gültekin Gürdal, Izmir Institute of Technology Library, Turkey
  • Hilary Jones, Jisc, United Kingdom
  • Ilkay Holt, COAR, United Kingdom
  • Isabel Bernal, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientifícas (CSIC), Spain
  • Jochen Schirrwagen, University of Bielefeld, Germany
  • Ku (Alan) Liping, The National Science Library, CAS, China
  • Laurence Le Borgne, ADBS, France
  • Liu Dan, Peking University Library, China
  • Milan Ojsteršek, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Nathalie Vedovotto, Inist-CNRS, France
  • Nie Hua, Peking University Library, China
  • Paola Azrilevich, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva (MinCyT), Argentina
  • Pedro Príncipe, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Sawsan Habre, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
  • Sophie Aubin, INRA – the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, France
  • Susanna Mornati, 4Science, Italy
  • Tomoko Kataoka, JPCOAR, Japan
  • Wilko Steinhoff, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), Netherlands
  • Yutaka Hayashi, JPCOAR, Japan

If you are interested in joining the interest group, please send a message to the COAR Office or to IG chair Jochen Schirrwagen.

Editorial Board Members served in the past:

  • Imma Subirats, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Sandor Kopacsi, University of Vienna
  • Shenghui Wang, OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), Netherlands
  • Ilaria Fava, State and University Library, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Iryna Solodovnik, FAO of the UN, Italy




  • COAR Controlled Vocabulary Interest Group Workshop on May 8, 2017 in Venice, Italy in conjunction with the COAR Annual Meeting
  • COAR Controlled Vocabulary Interest Group Meeting. Vienna, 11 April 2016.
  • COAR Controlled Vocabulary Interest Group. “Controlled Vocabularies for Repository Assets” Webcast Porto, 19 May 2015. Agenda: Recap of the face2face meeting in Porto and the minutes that where circulated, dealing with deprecated or defunct (external) vocabularies, discussion and agreement on the concepts suggested for the resource type vocabulary. agreement on next steps / actions.
  • COAR Controlled Vocabulary Interest Group “Controlled Vocabularies for Repository Assets” Webcast, 06 May 2014. Agenda: status migration of the “info:eu-repo” application profile to COAR, web presence of the Interest Group, related/ other application profiles and controlled vocabularies used in the repository and CRIS community, set up of the “info:eu-repo” authority group.
  • Breakfast Club at COAR Annual Meeting, Porto, 14th April 2015
  • COAR Controlled Vocabulary Interest Group Meeting. Porto, 16th April 2015
  • COAR Controlled Vocabulary Interest Group. “Controlled Vocabularies for Repository Assets” Webcast, 24 March 2015. Agenda: Review of the vocabularies and preparation for a new technical foundation, identified issues in the “info:eu-repo”, how the issues are going to be solved in the new  “COAR Controlled Vocabularies”, their purpose and scope, remaining issues to discuss, issues with the vocabulary for publication / resource type, flat vs. hierarchical grouping of concepts (like journal, book, thesis, conference), duplicated items (conference object and conference item; thesis, student thesis, master thesis etc.), Interest Group feedback on the revised vocabularies, preparation of the Interest Group Meeting in Porto, Apr-16.
  • Kick off meeting. Webcast, 14 January 2014. Agenda: objectives, structure and responsibilities of group members and the next steps. Briefing Paper about the Interest Group.