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On classification

Lorna Balkan The University of Essex recently hosted two events of interest to the CESSDA-ELSST project. The first was the Big Data and Science Summer School hosted by the Faculty of Science and Health at the University of Essex on … Continue reading

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Mapping and matching – accommodating divergence and protecting integrity

Lucy Bell Wherever HASSET and ELSST share concepts, these concepts should, ideally, be identical – in labels, metadata, relationships.  Everything.  That said, this may not be possible every single time.  The two thesauri have different cultural identities – and these … Continue reading

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A wish list for the new thesaurus management application

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the recent online survey, identifying things that are liked and disliked in the existing ELSST application.  Your comments and insights were extremely valuable and have been included in the wish list of functions … Continue reading

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The IASSIST 2013 Conference, this year hosted (marvellously) by GESIS in Cologne, from 29th – 31st May, saw an interesting and wide-ranging discussion of social science thesauri during its Friday morning ‘Integrated Efforts’ session. The session, chaired by Jennifer Doty … Continue reading

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Aims of the CESSDA-ELSST project

The UK Data Archive at the University of Essex has begun a 5-year project to enhance and further develop the two thesauri that it manages.  The first 18 months of this project will focus on application development and improvement. HASSET … Continue reading

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Welcome to the CESSDA-ELSST project blog.  Here, we intend to load information about the project’s progress, issues we’re dealing with and areas on which we’d appreciate feedback. More to follow! Lucy Bell Management Information Manager UK Data Archive

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