History and Geography

Wisconsin Thesaurus

"The thesaurus was designed to describe services commonly provided by state governments in general. The participating states hope that by using this vocabulary it will be possible to develop methods making it easier to search for information across states. It is designed to be small and general in nature rather than large and specific.
This thesaurus is a suggested controlled vocabulary for use in creating metatag information for the Dublin Core Subject field (DC.Subject) for state government web pages."

UK Archival Thesaurus

"UKAT is a subject thesaurus which has been created for the archive sector in the United Kingdom. It is a controlled vocabulary which archives can use when indexing their collections and catalogues. UKAT was created between June 2003 and August 2004 from subject terms contributed by individual archives, archive projects and users of archives. The backbone of UKAT is the UNESCO Thesaurus. However, while UNESCO covers a broad range of subject areas, it often lacks the depth of detailed terminology required by archives for indexing.

Tesauro de la Junta de Andalucía

"El tesauro del OIA ha sido desarrollado y actualizado a partir del 'Thesaurus de asuntos sociales (1993)'. El Tesauro se presenta en dos índices, alfabético y jerárquico."

"The OIA thesaurus has been developed and updated from the Thesaurus of Social Issues (1993)." The thesaurus is presented in two indexes, alphabetical and hierarchical.

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."