MeSH Information Group

The Medical Subject Headings Information (MeSH) special interest group translated MeSH was established in Spring 2009. It was co-chaired by Gun Brit Knutssøn (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden) and Maurella Della Seta (Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy). Both institutions have a long experience in this field since they started translating the MeSH in Swedish and in Italian, respectively, more than a decade ago.

All EAHIL members responsible for MeSH translation are invited to join the SIG, which is also open to professionals using MeSH in various applications, such as library catalogues, multilingual search engines, open access repositories, indexing, publishing activities and so on.

The tasks of the Group members include:
–  making the MeSH vocabulary useful for non-English users
– cooperation on translation policy, translations maintenance, analysis of problems and suggestions on improvement
– strengthening the relationship with the NLM MeSH staff

The Chair tasks should focus on finding interesting topics to be discussed, stimulating membership, representing European application of MeSH and MeSH-related topics internationally, cooperating with the NLM.

Please contact us:

Maurella Della Seta, Chair
Gun Brit Knutssön, Chair

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