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Languages in the Library

The Language Centre opened in 1980 as an independent university-wide service. It moved to its present well-equipped home at 12 Woodstock Road, near Somerville College, in 1992. For over thirty years, we have supported members of the University and Colleges who need foreign languages for study and research, for academic exchange, and for personal and professional development, through excellent library resources and a mixture of paid and free courses. In August 2015 the Language Centre was moved to sit alongside the Oxford Learning Institute in the Academic Administration Division.

British Catalogue of Music Classification

"The British Catalogue of Music Classification (BCM Classification) is a faceted classification that was commissioned from E. J. Coates by the Council of the British National Bibliography to organize the content of the British Catalogue of Music. The published schedule (1960) was considerably expanded by Patrick Mills of the British Library up until its use was abandoned in 1998. Entries in the catalogue were organized by BCM classmark from the catalogue's inception in 1957 until 1982.

Porth Termau Cenedlaethol Cymru

"The Centre for the Standardization of Welsh Terminology has been active in Wales since 1993, producing numerous terminology dictionaries in that time, both in printed form and in innovative digital formats. This Terminology Portal is a free, convenient, national resource which provides a one-stop shop for your terminology needs, allowing you to search through most of those terminology dictionaries on the web.

Natural England Corporate Vocabulary

"The Corporate Vocabulary is a purpose-built indexing tool which can be used for many applications across Natural England to search for and retrieve information more effectively. It facilitates accurate and consistent indexing and, by showing the relationships between different terms, it allows the most appropriate terms to be chosen, which improves the relevance of the information found."

Library of Avalon Classification System

"The Library's classification system is unique, having been devised specifically for its purpose by the Founders (who based it upon the Bliss system), and formally copyrighted in 1990. It provides far more subcategories than would the Dewey decimal classification system. It is entirely alphabetical, the first two letters being the category code, the remaining three being the first three letters of the author's surname (with precedence rules for such names as macDonald, tenEyck or duMaurier).

Glossary of Terms Relating to Thesauri and Other Forms of Structured Vocabulary for Information Retrieval

"Confusion often arises when different people use terms to mean different things. In drawing up the following list I am grateful for suggestions and comments from three consultant colleagues who specialise in the development and use of thesauri and other forms of structured vocabulary for information retrieval: Stella Dextre Clarke, Alan Gilchrist and Ron Davies.

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