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IMO Thesaurus

"The Maritime Knowledge Centre (MKC) provides collections, information resources and services to support the IMO Secretariat, Member States, representatives and delegates. Its specialized collections comprise the archives of official documents and IMO Publications. The MKC also collects resources covering maritime affairs, shipping and other subjects relevant to the work of the Organization."

FTSE Environmental Markets Classification System

"The EMCS is a detailed and comprehensive structure for analysis, facilitating the comparison of companies across two levels; sector and subsector, and across national boundaries. The system defines environmental market companies and allocates each to the subsector whose definition most closely describes the nature of its business. There are currently seven Sectors and 29 Subsectors."

RAPRA Classification Code

"Over the past twenty years, Rapra Technology Limited has developed a computer database for use by the rubber and plastics industries, together with the necessary thesaurus. Prior to this development, a suitable system of classification by subject was essential for the provision of efficient information and library services by Rapra. A Classification Code was developed which, although it has required numerous revisions over the years in order to keep pace with changes in industry and advancing technology, is still in use today, despite the recent development of computerised systems.

Thesaurus of Rock and Soil Mechanics Terms

"The thesaurus was originally compiled by J P Jenkins of the Rock Mechanics Information Service in 1976-1977. Since then it has been used and developed primarily for internal use. With the public availability of the Geomechanics Abstracts data base (GMA) on the Pergamon-InfoLine on-line system, the thesaurus is being published as an aid to users of GMA. The thesaurus derives in style principally from the Thesaurus of Engineering and Scientific Terms.

Historical Thesaurus of English

"The University of Glasgow Historical Thesaurus of English was initiated by the late Professor Michael Samuels in 1965, and the first full version of the Thesaurus was completed in 2008 under the direction of Professor Christian Kay. It contains almost 800,000 words from Old English to the present day arranged into detailed hierarchies within broad conceptual categories such as Thought or Music.


"Die Hornbostel-Sachs-Systematik ist ein Klassifikationssystem für Musikinstrumente. Sie wurde 1914 von Erich Moritz von Hornbostel und Curt Sachs in der Zeitschrift für Ethnologie unter dem Titel Systematik der Musikinstrumente. Ein Versuch. veröffentlicht. Sie ist das heute am weitesten verbreitete System zur Einteilung von Musikinstrumenten. (...) Die Hornbostel-Sachs-Systematik ist hierarchisch aufgebaut. Jeder Kategorie entspricht eine Zahl, wobei in jedem Detaillierungsschritt eine Ziffer angefügt wird, so dass die Anzahl der Ziffern mit zunehmender Konkretisierung anwächst.

"The Hornbostel-Sachs system is a classification system for musical instruments, published in 1914 by Erich Moritz von Hornbostel and Curt Sachs in the Zeitschrift fur Ethnologie under the title Systematik der Musikinstrumente Classification of musical instruments (...) The Hornbostel-Sachs system has a hierarchical structure, each category corresponds to a number, with a number being added in each detail step, so that the number of digits increases with increasing concretization Of the number, while further characters (-,:,], +) allow the notation of special meanings. "

Children's Books Marketing Classifications

"These codes are for marketing purposes only. They do not replace the BIC Subject Categories. Data collection agencies like BML and Nielsen BookScan can use these new codes to provide a breakdown of the different categories of children's books sales through the retail trade, to enable you to measure how different parts of your list are doing relative to each other and the size of your market share."

UK Standard Library Categories

"Note this scheme was originally published as a draft and called e4libraries Subject Category Headings. This scheme was revised by a panel of experts and the new UKSLC scheme is the result of this process. The UKSLC is based on the BIC standard subject categories used in bookshops and by online retailers. The scheme is designed for the public library sector to provide library-oriented category headings applicable across the full range of adult non-fiction, fiction and children's/young adult stock.