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The UK Data Archive thesauri under review

Article dated: 15-Apr-11

The UK Data Archive has embarked on a review of its controlled vocabulary tools, focusing on the Humanities and Social Science Electronic Thesaurus (HASSET) and the European Language Social Science Thesaurus (ELSST).

The team tasked with this work will look for ways to enhance the delivery of these thesauri to social science research communities.

The review will analyse the licensing arrangements, management and future development of the thesauri to ensure sustained, fair and enduring availability. It is expected to make technical recommendations for the future to ensure their continued access in a changing technological environment.

As a starting point, the Archive has issued a public statement introducing the review. Further information will be released later this year.