History and Geography

Thesaurus of Australian Government Subjects

"It contains a total of 3216 terms, comprising 1430 Preferred terms and 1786 Non-preferred terms (entry terms or reference points). The structure is hierarchical, using a 'tree' structure that starts with broad concepts (top terms) which are then broken down into narrower concepts. The structure is fairly flat, with 571 top terms, and a maximum of 3-4 steps in each hierarchy. Subject thesaurus terms are used to describe the subject matter of resources - they describe what resources are about.

Statistics Canada Thesaurus

"Le Thésaurus est un outil d'indexage et de recherche documentaire bilingue et entièrement structuré, conforme aux normes et aux conventions internationales. Il se compose de descripteurs et de non-descripteurs, accompagnés de leurs relations hiérarchiques, associatives et normatives. La portée du Thésaurus évolue constamment et reflète les sujets qui ont été traités à un moment ou à un autre dans les sources de Statistique Canada. Les termes ont été tirés de divers produits de Statistique Canada, y compris de publications, de bases de données et de sources connexes.

"The Statistics Canada Thesaurus was developed to provide subject access to Statistics Canada's information resources. The Thesaurus is a bilingual, fully structured, indexing and information retrieval tool which conforms to internationally accepted standards and conventions for thesaurus construction. It consists of descriptors and non-descriptors, accompanied by their hierarchical, associative and prescriptive relationships. The scope of the Thesaurus is dynamic and reflects subjects that have been addresssed at one time or another in Statistics Canada sources.

Publishing and Depository Services Program Subject Thesaurus

"From 1999 until April 2005, the DSP thesaurus was adopted as the Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus (CST) and during that period the two vocabularies were identical. In 2005, Library and Archives Canada assumed responsibility for the CST and the DSP thesaurus has been maintained and developed independently since then. The PDS thesaurus is a bilingual vocabulary consisting of two separate data files, English and French.

PICO Thesaurus

"Il Thesaurus del Portale della Cultura Italiana è un vocabolario controllato, progettato per la soggettazione e la classificazione di risorse molto eterogenee, provenienti da data-source culturali di ambiti estremamente differenti. Il Thesaurus è un sistema 'aperto' ad evoluzioni, così da garantire la migliore organizzazione delle informazioni importate dal Portale della Cultura Italiana."

"The Thesaurus of the Italian Culture Portal is a controlled vocabulary, designed to subject indexing and classification of very heterogeneous resources, from cultural extremely different domains data-source. The Thesaurus is an 'open system' to evolution, so as to ensure the best organization of the information imported from the Italian Culture Portal."

Los Angeles Comprehensive Bibliographic Database Thesaurus

"The LACBD Thesaurus was compiled from the subject indexes that accompany the two bibliographies to provide a controlled vocabulary that spans one hundred years of Los Angeles subject matter. This specificity means that some terms and names one might expect in a thesaurus about Los Angeles will not be present. Likewise, general subject hierarchies that may have been constructed to place orphan terms were not developed, although the current structure allows for future development. Part one of the LACBD thesaurus is a common subject thesaurus.

Index New Zealand Thesaurus

"Until September 2007 subject terms used in Index New Zealand were from the Index New Zealand Thesaurus, which is based on the APAIS thesaurus, created by the National Library of Australia. This version was released in November 2005 and contains over 1,200 preferred terms. The Index New Zealand Thesaurus has been designed to describe journal and newspaper articles about New Zealand and the South Pacific in the areas of social sciences and humanities."

Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus

"The Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus is a bilingual thesaurus consisting of terminology which represents all the fields treated in information resources of the Government of Canada. It contains 4,801 terms in English and 4,868 in French, including 2,180 preferred terms in each language. All fields of knowledge are represented in the thesaurus, to varying degrees. Because of the great variety of subjects covered by the thesaurus, its terminology is rather general. By design, it does not include specialized terminology used in specific and limited disciplines.

Canadian Subject Headings

"Le Canadian Subject Headings (CSH) est un répertoire de vedettes-matière en anglais qui utilise un vocabulaire contrôlé servant à accéder et exprimer le contenu-sujet de documents portant sur le Canada et les sujets canadiens."

"CSH on the Web offers free, up-to-date access to over 6000 subject authority records in the English language, providing in-depth coverage of Canadian topics, including those recently in the news. Canadian Subject Headings (CSH) is a list of subject headings to access and express the subject content of documents on Canada and Canadian topics."

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