Controlled Vocabularies

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Earth and Space Science Informatics. AGU.

Wolbach Library develops and curates two controlled vocabularies to support the information needs of the international astronomy community: The Unified Astronomy Thesaurus and MetaSat.

Each vocabulary contains machine-actionable identifiers for important concepts that represent different aspects of the field. These identifiers can enable:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Federated search across platforms via APIs
  • Linked data applications

Our vocabularies are hosted by our colleagues at the Australian Research Data Commons.