As part of the 3rd AGROVOC Editorial Community Workshop, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Tamsin Vicary, ASFA presented a webinar on 29 June 2020.
The webinar focused on Updating ASFA's subject vocabulary through participation in AGROVOC. ASFA is an international partnership, founded in 1971, focused on promoting and making accessible aquatic sciences, fisheries and aquaculture research. As such, it has made use of controlled vocabularies for a number of years, maintaining its own subject, geographic and taxonomic lists for the purpose of indexing bibliographic records for the ASFA database. We demonstrate how participating in the AGROVOC hub has allowed ASFA to improve the hierarchical structure of the ASFA Subject vocabulary; provided opportunities for ASFA's experts to use their skills and knowledge to improve coverage and detail of the vocabulary, and expanded the use of the vocabulary, particularly by adding multilingual component.