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Comment #00312 - Enhanced Metadata: Subject Terms - rp-19-201x_ODI_draft_for_comments_final.pdf (revision #2)

Comment 312
New (Unresolved)
NISO RP-19-201x, Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery (draft for comments) (Revision 2)
Comment Submitted by
Keith Weimer
2013-10-16 12:25:16

The recommendation to add subject terms from controlled or uncontrolled vocabulary is a good one. Do further recommendations need to be made about how this will work in practice? Different content providers use different vocabularies, sometimes for related material. Some subject headings are too broad to be useful. Is it possible to promote greater standardization and better-quality metadata in this area?

Submitter Proposed Solution

Investigate controlled vocabularies used by different providers to determine if certain vocabularies prevail. and recommend standard investigate whether it is possible to automatically supply metadata from this or another standard indexing system (LC, MESH, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, etc.) to relevant articles.