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Open Access Controlled vocabularies: an introduction

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Abstract:

This article, based on a presentation to the SI Annual Conference 2008, introduces basic concepts and terminology associated with the field of controlled vocabularies (CVs). General topics discussed are indexes versus CVs, an introduction to what CVs are and how they are used, the use of facets with controlled vocabularies, and CV governance and maintenance issues.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2008-09-01

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  • The Indexer is published by the Society of Indexers on behalf of all the indexing societies, seeks to cover the full range of subjects, from articles at the cutting edge of new techniques to contributions discussing in a practical way the new tools available to indexers at all points in the technical spectrum or exploring the history of indexing. Its extensive reviews section covers both printed and electronic material, including websites and hardware and software of interest to the indexer, while 'Indexes Reviewed' highlights some of the best (and worst) examples of indexing in action. And, in 'Around the World', it keeps readers up to date with what is going on across the international indexing community. First published in 1958 on a twice-yearly basis, it moved in 2008 to a quarterly publication.
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