Dryad has received funding through a grant from the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
The IMLS grant (LG-07-08-0120-08) is called HIVE (Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Engineering), and is based at the University of North Carolina Metadata Research Center, from Feb. 2009 through June 2012.
HIVE will enhance the discoverability of data in the repository by dynamically integrating multiple controlled vocabularies. HIVE is an automatic metadata generation approach that dynamically integrates discipline specific controlled vocabularies encoded with the Simple Knowledge Organisation Systems (SKOS), a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standard. HIVE will assist content creators and information professionals with subject cataloging and will provide a solution to the traditional controlled vocabulary problems of cost, interoperability, and usability.
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