Licensing Controlled Vocabularies

Licensing Controlled Vocabularies

Presented by Heather Hedden
Wednesday, February 20, 2019; 12:00 to 1:00 pm Eastern

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Generally, a custom-created controlled vocabulary/taxonomy is best, but there are situations in which licensing a controlled vocabulary published by a third party may be considered. This webinar presents the situations in which to consider licensing a controlled vocabulary, the issues in licensing a controlled vocabulary, and the sources for licensing a vocabulary. What to consider if you have created a controlled vocabulary that you want to license out will also be discussed. Finally, preliminary results from a taxonomy licensing interest survey (still open) will also be shared. Both those new and experienced with taxonomies will gain insights from this webinar.

About Heather Hedden:

Heather Hedden is a senior vocabulary editor at Gale, a Cengage Company, where she updates and maintain the Gale Subject Thesaurus and other metadata for the indexing and retrieval of Gale research database content. She presents on taxonomies and thesauri at conferences, including the upcoming pre-conference taxonomies CE course at SLA 2019. Heather is currently co-chair of the working group to revise the NISO index standard, is author of The Accidental Taxonomist (Information Today Inc., 2010, 2016), and writes The Accidental Taxonomist Blog.

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