Yue Zhang, Adrian Ogletree, Jane Greenberg, Chelcie Rowell
Drexel University, United States of America

Monday, November 9, 1:30pm


Summary
Controlled vocabularies have great applicability for organizing and providing access to scientific data. This paper presents research examining the controlled vocabulary use and desired application features specific to scientific data. A survey was conducted, gathering data from U.S. DataNet participants and other data stakeholder communities. Results indicate that participants see controlled vocabularies as valued tools. Participants also reported an interest in repository technology that provides access to multiple vocabularies for scientific data.