AW: [vocabulary_services] Controlled vocabulary citation

06 Nov 2015
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Hi Jane!
We are using SKOS/RDF vocabularies.
The vocabulary as a whole and every concept have URIs and are citeable. Every software that can process hyperlinks (e.g. Browsers, MS-word, MS-EXCEL, Adobe Acrobat, ….) can help to resolve those URIs (mostly URLs).
We have used poolParty ( ) as a server so far, but CEH, the company who is running the server has switched to TopBraid ( ) server. But, so far, nothing has changed.
Our current development version on the poolParty server:
A concept within the development version:
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For another project we took iQvoc (
All are SKOS/RDF based. poolParty and Topbraid server have a SPARQL endpoint, which makes them query-able:
e.g. show me all narrower terms of “Carbon”, or show me the german expression for “respiration per biomass”, if available. This is very close to citation, as storing the identifier of the source (the whole thesaurus in this case), the date and the query is a method for dynamic data citation within the RDA ddc group.
If you want to know more, please just ask.
Herbert Schentz
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Betreff: [vocabulary_services] Controlled vocabulary citation
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Hello all,
I'm interested in learning about standards or other developments that have been made in the area of controlled vocabulary citation (citation of a vocabulary as a whole, including citation of various versions of vocabularies). This might include information about preferred formats, identifiers, etc.
All the best,
Jane Frazier
Data Librarian | Australian National Data Service
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  • Diane Hillmann's picture

    Author: Diane Hillmann

    Date: 06 Nov, 2015

    If you're interested in an open source non-proprietary option, you might
    take a look at the Open Metadata Registry ( and
    the special git/github solution we built for the Resource Description and
    Access (RDA) standard for libraries ( We also rely
    on the RDFS and SKOS standards.
    We have in press a paper describing what we did for RDA and why, available
    here: ("Building a Platform to Manage RDA
    Vocabularies and Data for an International Linked Data World")
    Diane Hillmann
    Metadata Management Associates
    On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 7:31 AM, Schentz <***@***.***>

  • Jane Frazier's picture

    Author: Jane Frazier

    Date: 30 Nov, 2015

    thanks all!

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