Education Services Australia announces the release of Schools Online Thesaurus (ScOT) v6.7

July 26, 2012

LogoEducation Services Australia has recently announced the release of Schools Online Thesaurus (ScOT) v6.7.

ScOT and agreed standards for digital resources, technical infrastructure, metadata and rights management support a national operating environment for the digital resources and infrastructure.

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Wolters Kluwer Deutschland publish 2 legal thesauri as Linked Open Data

July 26, 2012

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From 12 July 2012, two thesauri (controlled vocabularies) covering juridical/legal topics are provided for free re-use as Linked Open Data: Onethesaurus is covering topics around labor law in German language, while the other one describes German and European courts. Both vocabularies can be accessed at: vocabulary.wolterskluwer.de/.

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It will be interesting to see how this works out. Legal terms are notoriously jurisdiction-dependent. Those working in an EU context will no doubt welcome such a development but outside the EU? Wolters Kluwer are to be congratulated nevertheless. Let’s have more like this!