COAR is pleased to announce a webinar on the topic of “Controlled Vocabularies”.

The webinar is initiated by COAR Controlled Vocabularies Interest Group (CVIG).  CVIG is planning series of webinars to provide training and raising awareness on controlled vocabularies. The sessions will target the broader repository and research information infrastructure community as well as COAR member institutions. Considering the varying degrees of knowledge and experience on the topic, the webinars will attempt to address both general, introductory level of issues and the cutting edge topics. CVIG aims to invite speakers from the institutions which have background and use cases of controlled vocabularies in research or cultural information ecosystems and experience in implementing controlled vocabularies in digital library projects.

The first of these webinars was scheduled on Tuesday, October 4th to explain the motivation and the benefits of COAR Controlled Vocabularies and ways to use them. Our two speakers covered a brief introduction to the proposed topics, an overview of ongoing work of the COAR CVIG and general basic considerations about controlled vocabularies were addressed.

The webinar took place on Tuesday, October 4th at 3pm CEST.

Please find the slides at the links below and click here for the recording:

About Speakers

photo-jochenschirrwagenJochen Schirrwagen is working at Bielefeld University Library, Germany. He has been responsible for content aggregation in OpenAIRE – the European Scholarly Communication Infrastructure. In this context and in addition he coordinates tasks on Metadata Guidelines for Data Providers (repositories, journals, CRIS) and Usage Statistics. He is engaged in working groups of the the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and is chair of the Interest Group on Controlled Vocabularies. Jochen holds a degree in computer engineering and is currently pursuing a degree in library and information sciences.

photo-timoborstTimo Borst has a Master in Computer Science and a PhD in Political Sciences with a focus on empirical linguistic research. His main interests are in the field of Digital Infrastructures for Open Science, repositories, information retrieval, thesauri and Semantic Web. He works at ZBW – Leibniz Center for Economics and is Head of the Department for Information Systems and Publishing Technologies.