Social sciences

American Museum of Natural History/Division of Anthropology/Collections Thesaurus

"This thesaurus is based upon the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) produced by The Getty Research Institute and follows as closely as possible its theoretical model for the organization of concepts (categories). Where the AAT differs in its description of an object or concept found in the AMNH collection, the AMNH term is inserted into the appropriate position in the existing AAT hierarchy. It was designed to demonstrate the capabilities of a thesaurus in searching across the AMNH anthropological collections and to generate feedback from researchers and the public.

American Folklore Society Ethnographic Thesaurus

"The AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus (version 2.2) is a vocabulary that can be used to improve access to information about folklore, ethnomusicology, ethnology, and related fields. The American Folklore Society developed the Thesaurus in cooperation with the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress and supported by a generous grant from the Scholarly Communications Program of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation."

African Studies Thesaurus

"It contains some 5,200 English descriptors (or preferred terms). An additional 6,900 non-preferred terms guide the user to preferred terms. Developed as an indexing and retrieval tool for the ASC library collection, the African Studies Thesaurus reflects the characteristics and main thematic areas of the collection. Specific Africa-related descriptors include the names of countries and regions, ethnic groups, African languages, African polities and political parties in Africa.

Thesaurus Mass Communication

"The thesaurus comprises two parts. The first arranges the descriptors by subject fields in an introductory general scheme. The second part of the thesaurus contains an alphabetical list of descriptors. The thesaurus is a documentation language devised for the purpose of analysing works, articles, reports and other documents referring to the problems of mass communication according to the particular medium to which they refer: books, the press, records, films, radio or television.

Telecommunications Object Thesaurus

"The structure is designed to accommodate additional terms. It is hierarchically structured using the 'kind of' rule, eg public telephone kiosk is a kind of telephone kiosk, but you can also find terms by a search function and an A-Z index. Importantly, this thesaurus has a wiki facility so you can add additional scope notes and non-preferred terms straightaway. Connected Earth's Telecommunciations Object Thesaurus gives a common language for telecommunciations heritage objects."

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Thesaurus

"Le Thésaurus du CRTC contient les descripteurs utilisés pour l'indexation des pages et documents situés sur le site web du CRTC. Cela permet aux utilisateurs de trouver plus facilement l'information dont ils ont besoin, dans la mesure où les moteurs de recherche acceptent les métadonnées."

"The CRTC Thesaurus contains the preferred terms used to index CRTC information resources on its website. Describing web resources using controlled terminology improves the ability of users to find the information they need when search engines are metadata-enabled."

Tesauro de Historia de las Mujeres

"Desde el principio vimos que los tesauros que conocíamos no resolvían nuestras necesidades específicas. Por eso es por lo que el 1991 decidimos elaborar uno de nuevo. Así, la necesidad de organizar y de interpretar el material, que al principio nos había parecido sólo técnica e, incluso, aburrida, supuso la base de nuestro proyecto. Fue entonces cuando la responsabilidad de su elaboración fue asumida por todo el grupo de investigadoras.

"From the beginning, we saw that the thesauri we knew did not solve our specific needs, which is why we decided to create one again: the need to organize and interpret the material, which at first seemed technical And even boring, was the basis of our project.That was when the responsibility for its elaboration was taken up by the whole group of researchers, not to choose and classify words that would name the historical experiences of women Catalonia from the 9th to the 18th centuries, but to design, from the diversity of our experiences, semantic fields and concrete terms of an own langua

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