Social sciences

FISH Maritime Craft Types Thesaurus

"Craft types which survive as wrecks for the RCHME's maritime record and can be used to describe types of ship. English Heritage takes a leading role in setting standards for recording the built and buried heritage. By setting standards that can be adopted by everyone, we can make sure that all records are consistent. In other words, if everyone uses the same words to describe the same monument, archaeological object, building material, etc, then anyone using this common language can easily index, retrieve and understand these records.

English Heritage Cargo Types Thesaurus

"Types of cargo being carried by ships when they went down. English Heritage takes a leading role in setting standards for recording the built and buried heritage. By setting standards that can be adopted by everyone, we can make sure that all records are consistent. In other words, if everyone uses the same words to describe the same monument, archaeological object, building material, etc, then anyone using this common language can easily index, retrieve and understand these records.

English Heritage Aircraft Type Thesaurus

"An indexing tool to aid the recording of aircraft remains and crash sites, listing aircraft types by form, function and manufacturer. English Heritage takes a leading role in setting standards for recording the built and buried heritage. By setting standards that can be adopted by everyone, we can make sure that all records are consistent. In other words, if everyone uses the same words to describe the same monument, archaeological object, building material, etc, then anyone using this common language can easily index, retrieve and understand these records.

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."

U.S. Agency for International Development Thesaurus

"In addition to subject coverage, the Thesaurus contains descriptors for many USAID management concepts and for other topics of special concern to USAID. Proper names (with the exception of a few USAID program names) do not appear in the Thesaurus, nor do geographic names below the country level. The organization of the concepts in the USAID Thesaurus is not intended to reflect USAID's programmatic divisions.

Thesaurus for Use in College and University Archives

"The approximately 1,300 terms in this thesaurus come from many sources; before weeding, there were nearly 5,000 seed terms that originated in several existing controlled and uncontrolled vocabularies. A few terms have been added by the editor to fill obvious omissions in the hierarchy, and reference has been made both to the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) thesaurus and to Helen Willa Samuels’s Varsity Letters for enlightenment and clarity, although neither of these sources was incorporated.

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.

Local Government Category List

"The Local Government Category List (LGCL) was developed by the LAWs Project to define the subject matter of local government and related community resources according to a common vocabulary. The list builds on the work of the prior APLAWS project and has been refined following extensive dialogs with users. The list is provided as a 'scheme' for populating the e-GMS 'subject.category' element. It also offers 'lower level' terms to make it suitable for powering search engines and populating 'subject.refinement'.

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