French MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) vocabulary implementation
As a scientific librarian in a French-speaking university hospital in Switzerland, I would like to have the opportunity for our library users to search also with French medical subject headings.
The NLM (National Library of Medicine) MeSH vocabulary https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/ is already implemented in Alma but Inserm (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale) https://www.inserm.fr/ did its translation http://mesh.inserm.fr/FrenchMesh/ and is available for download here http://mesh.inserm.fr/FrenchMesh/conditions_en.htm
The implementation of French MeSH would be very useful for users to search with controlled terms in their own language and / or for library professionals to set cross-references between French and English controlled terms.
We recently completed a load of the FMeSH Authorities in UNIMARC to the Community Zone.
Michael Hertig commented
The Idea was suggested to me by Alexandre Racine of the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) Library. Thanks, Alexandre!