Textile Museum Thesaurus

English Abstract: 

"The Textile Museum Thesaurus is a data management tool for cataloging and searching for textiles in The Textile Museum’s collection in its electronic database. The Thesaurus functions both as a controlled vocabulary for cataloging our collections and as an electronic querying aid structured to permit the highest level of success in retrieving the appropriate objects during searches. (...) The Textile Museum developed this Thesaurus because no currently available vocabulary resource meets our need to deal with textiles globally, or develops textile terminology to the level of detail necessary for textile specialists. The Textile Museum Thesaurus is, of course, idiosyncratic to its collection, software, data standards, and current curatorial staff preferences. This publication is intended to provide a model of an electronic thesaurus for cataloging textiles to the museum and textile fields. We expect that other institutions will adapt, expand, and/or draw from our Thesaurus as appropriate to their collections and needs."

English Title: 
Textile Museum Thesaurus
Size: 
2948 terms, of which 2263 are preferred (2016-06)
Year of Creation: 
2005
Author: 
The Textile Museum
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Address: 
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