Virginia

Thesaurus of Engineering and Scientific Terms

"In the fall of 1965, two large projects were set in motion to develop contemporary thesauri in the fields of engineering and science. One was originated by Engineers Joint Council to revise the first edition of its Thesaurus of Engineering Terms (1964); the other, by the Department of Defense, under the sponsorship of the Office of Naval Research and known as Project LEX, which had as its mission the development of the first Department of Defense technical thesaurus.

Human-Factors Taxonomy

"This taxonomy provides a structure for identifying human factors for the purpose of scientific research and system test and evaluation. The information contained in this document is provided as guidance, not mandated as direction. This taxonomy can be considered during the planning, conduct, and analysis of human factors. The objectives of this taxonomy are to: (1) identify an extensive list of human factors, (2) promote commonality in nomenclature and units of measurement, and (3) enable the development and use of a common human-factors taxonomy for data collection and data processing.

Instructional Materials Thesaurus for Special Education

"The thesaurus delineates the standard terminology used to index and retrieve instructional materials for exceptional children in the Special Education Instructional Materials Center/Regional Media Centers Network. The thesaurus is presented in three formats: an alphabetical listing (word by word rather than letter by letter), a rotated index, and a listing by category. The alphabetical listing of descriptors provides definitions for all terms, and scope notes which indicate the scope or boundaries of the descriptor for selected terms. Numerous cross references are provided.

Key Words for Digital Newsphoto Archives

"This basic list of Enhancement Terms for electronic photo archiving has its roots in the Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (1987 edition). A task force from the Special Libraries Association-News Division selected words from that list in 1994. Tribune Company news librarians refined that list, to which other newspapers, most notably the Columbus Dispatch and the Toronto Star and Sun, made additions. Another task force from the S.L.A. News Division considered all these changes and authorized this list, which was accepted by the S.L.A.

Thesaurus for Exceptional Child Education

"Listed are terms relevant to the Indexing of professional materials in the field of exceptional child education. Entries are approved descriptors appearing in the 'Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors' used by the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) Clearinghouses, and were selected on the basis of particular need to the Clearinghouse on Exceptional Children. For selected terms, additional information is provided in scope notes, which define the term, clarify specific usage, or indicate selected similar terms."

"Listed are terms relevant to the Indexing of professional materials in the field of exceptional child education. Entries are approved descriptors appearing in the 'Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors' used by the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) Clearinghouses, and were selected on the basis of particular need to the Clearinghouse on Exceptional Children. For selected terms, additional information is provided in scope notes, which define the term, clarify specific usage, or indicate selected similar terms."

GeoRef Thesaurus

"The 11th edition of the GeoRef Thesaurus contains more than 30,800 controlled vocabulary terms and the complete GeoRef indexing structure. The Thesaurus is an indispensable tool for efficient searching of the GeoRef database."

"The 11th edition of the GeoRef Thesaurus contains more than 30,800 controlled vocabulary terms and the complete GeoRef indexing structure. The Thesaurus is an indispensable tool for efficient searching of the GeoRef database."

Publishing Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata

"PRISM Publishing Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata defines an XML/RDF metadata vocabulary for managing, aggregating, post-processing, multi-purposing and aggregating magazine, news, catalog, book, and mainstream journal content. PRISM recommends the use of certain existing standards, such as XML, RDF, the Dublin Core, and various ISO specifications for locations, languages, and date/time formats.

"PRISM Publishing Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata defines an XML/RDF metadata vocabulary for managing, aggregating, post-processing, multi-purposing and aggregating magazine, news, catalog, book, and mainstream journal content. PRISM recommends the use of certain existing standards, such as XML, RDF, the Dublin Core, and various ISO specifications for locations, languages, and date/time formats.

Biocomplexity Thesaurus

"Development of the Biocomplexity Thesaurus began in 2002-2003 through a partnership between the former USGS NBII Program and ProQuest (formerly CSA), a worldwide information company with more than 30 years experience as a leading bibliographic database provider. The original Biocomplexity Thesaurus, first made available online in 2003, was a merger of five individual thesauri:
* the CSA Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Thesaurus
* the CSA Life Sciences Thesaurus
* the CSA Pollution Thesaurus
* the CSA Sociological Thesaurus
* the CERES/NBII Thesaurus

"Development of the Biocomplexity Thesaurus began in 2002-2003 through a partnership between the former USGS NBII Program and ProQuest (formerly CSA), a worldwide information company with more than 30 years experience as a leading bibliographic database provider. The original Biocomplexity Thesaurus, first made available online in 2003, was a merger of five individual thesauri:
* the CSA Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Thesaurus
* the CSA Life Sciences Thesaurus
* the CSA Pollution Thesaurus
* the CSA Sociological Thesaurus
* the CERES/NBII Thesaurus

Cooperative Patent Classification

"The Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) effort is a joint partnership between the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) where the Offices have agreed to harmonize their existing classification systems (European Classification (ECLA) and United States Patent Classification (USPC) respectively) and migrate towards a common classification scheme."

"The Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) effort is a joint partnership between the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) where the Offices have agreed to harmonize their existing classification systems (European Classification (ECLA) and United States Patent Classification (USPC) respectively) and migrate towards a common classification scheme."

Pages