Australian Vocabulary
Special Interest Group


Formed in July 2016, the Australian vocabulary special interest group (AVSIG) provides a forum for discussion and activity in the use and creation of controlled vocabularies in research, data, information and collection management. AVSIG is supported by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC).

AVSIG has a Google Group Discussion List to support communication among members. Join AVSIG by subscribing to the list.



  • Membership is open to interested parties from Australian and international research organisations, including universities, research institutes, collecting organisations such as libraries, museums and galleries, and government agencies.

  • Membership is also open to parties from commercial organisations such as publishers and database vendors, and industry more broadly.

  • Join via the discussion list.

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