CENDI Interest Areas — Taxonomies, Terminologies,
In October 2009, a joint workshop was held with the Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Group. The workshop was titled Knowledge Organization Systems: Managing Toward the Future.
In September 2008, a joint workshop, New Dimensions in Knowledge Organization Systems , was held jointly with the Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Group. It was sponsored by and held at the World Bank.
In 2008, CENDI introduced the CENDI Science Terminology Locator, a gateway to federal science terminology from across the CENDI agencies. It provided topical, browse access to the terms in distributed terminology systems. This work has been discontinued. The group continues its interest in bringing science terminology systems together and is interested in Simple Knowledge Organization Systems (SKOS) and linked open data approaches.
In Spring of 2005, the Terminology Task Group collaborated to create a list of Terminology Resources maintained by CENDI Agencies. These resources are of interest to those wishing to know about the scientific and technical terminology used in various fields.
In September 2004, the Content Management & Access Working Group held a workshop in Washington , DC called Knowledge Organization Systems: Current and Future Uses Among CENDI Agencies. This workshop dealt with issues concerning how thesauri, glossaries, subject categorizations, etc., are changing, and how CENDI agencies are using these changing resources.
In 1999, the Subject Analysis and Retrieval (SAR) Working Group and the Cataloging Working Group (now the Content Management and Access Working Group) held a conference on issues surrounding the use and development of controlled vocabularies for Web-based products and services. The conference, Controlled Vocabulary and the Internet, was held at the National Library of Medicine and attended by over 175 people from both the government and private sectors. The presentations discussed the need for organization of Internet resources, described several prototypes for the use of controlled vocabulary, and demonstrated interfaces for navigating and browsing using these vocabularies.
In 1998, the SAR Working Group produced CENDI Agency Indexing System Descriptions: A Baseline Report, which provided a brief description of the indexing performed by each agency and the major concerns related to indexing/subject access.