Why use vocabularies?
"Vocabularies are invaluable for accurate and consistent searching, querying and categorization. There is a tendency across all metadata developments now to use vocabularies wherever possible rather than relying on uncontrolled literal strings whose meanings are inconsistent and normally require individual human interpretation."
Vocabulary Mapping Framework Project
Sources for vocabularies, controlled text, classification and coding systems relevant to XCRI are given here.
XCRI-CAP 1.2 specific vocabularies
Below are standard VDEX format files for vocabularies specific to XCRI-CAP 1.2.
For more information on the use of these elements see the wiki or the Data Definitions document.
Standard VDEX format vocabulary for language encoding particularly for use in XCRI-CAP 1.2 languageOfInstruction and languageOfAssessment elements.
Subject classification systems
Joint Academic Coding System (JACS):
- Official source of version JACS 3 (HESA)
- A conversion of the JACS Joint Academic Coding System into a SKOS taxonomy
- VDEX format version (APS)
Learndirect Subject Classification System (LDCS)
Sector Subject Area (SSA)
Various institutional identifiers mapped at the JISC Monitoring Unit
14-19 Data Standard vocabulary recommendations for XCRI-CAP