About community lenses
Users of the ARDC vocabulary service have reported uncertainty about how to make
an informed choice when selecting a vocabulary for a particular purpose.
By partnering with researchers, informaticians and infrastructure providers, ARDC is
exploring an approach to help people answer questions like
- How do I know which vocabulary to choose?
- How do I know if a vocabulary will suit my purpose?
- Who else uses this vocabulary?
The prototype guide covers Earth and
Environmental Sciences, and is maintained by the National Earth
and Environmental Sciences Facilities Forum (NEESFF). We are calling
this prototype a "Community lens", as it is created and maintained by
members of a research community, and provides a domain perspective on
If you have feedback on this approach, or if you'd like to
participate in creating a guide for your research community,