Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems Micro-Thesauri

"A collection of 48 lists with terminology. The Micro-thesauri are intended for use in conjunction with HURIDOCS Standard Formats manuals, and in particular with the HURIDOCS Events Standard Formats: a tool for documenting human rights violations. The Micro-thesauri can be used as a starting point for developing one’s own index terms for libraries and documentation centres, as keywords for organising information on websites, or as controlled vocabularies for databases to record violations."

European Commission for Democracy Through Law Systematic Thesaurus

"The Systematic Thesaurus is subdivided into five chapters, like the branches of a tree (hence the branched, hierarchical structure of the Thesaurus). The major branches of this 'tree' are subdivided into ever finer branches, and thus the subjects covered by the branches become more and more specific.

Tesauro ISOC de Economía

"Como resultado de estos procesos se seleccionaron cerca de 6500 términos (6478), de los cuales, tal como se ha indicado, fueron aceptados como descriptores 5383, y 1095 como no descriptores. El rasgo determinante de este lenguaje documental, cuyo objetivo no es otro que el de facilitar un análisis (indización) homogéneo de los documentos que se incorporen a las Bases de Datos y el de permitir al usuario la recuperación de los mismos de forma precisa y exhaustiva, es su base empírica y su utilidad contrastada durante décadas en distintos sistemas de información económica especializada."

"As a result of these processes, about 6500 terms (6478) were selected, of which, as indicated, 5383 descriptors and 1095 descriptors were accepted as descriptors. Other than that of facilitating a homogeneous analysis (indexing) of the documents that are incorporated into the Databases and allowing the user to retrieve them in a precise and exhaustive way, is its empirical basis and its utility contrasted during decades in Different specialized economic information systems. "

Macrothesaurus for Information Processing in the Field of Economic and Social Development

"An early tool for the referencing of development terms, that became an indispensable tool for the libraries and documentation centres of both developing and developed countries cataloguing work on economic development."

Canada Revenue Agency Controlled Subject Vocabulary

"Le vocabulaire controlé des sujets de l'ARC (VCSARC) a été conçu en vue d'aider les gestionnaires de contenu, les bibliothécaires et les développeurs des métadonnées à l'Agence à sélectionner des termes à partir du vocabulaire contrôlé des sujets conformément aux exigences en matière de métadonnées en vertu des Normes du Conseil du Trésor sur la technologie de l'information 39.1 et 39.2.

"The CRA's Controlled Subject Vocabulary (CRA CSV) has been developed to help Content managers, Librarians and Metadata developers in the Agency to select controlled subject terms for metadata requirements under TBITS 39.1 & 2. The CRACSV is to be used as a source of standardized terminology for the indexing and retrieval of CRA information resources in various formats, once it has been approved by Library and Archives Canada.


"AGROVOC is a controlled vocabulary covering all areas of interest of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, including food, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, environment etc. It is published by FAO and edited by a community of experts.
AGROVOC consists of over 34,000 concepts available in 23 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Malay, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Telugu, Thai, Turkish and Ukrainian.

Thesaurus für wirtschaftliche und soziale Entwicklung

"Der Thesaurus für wirtschaftliche und soziale Entwicklung (TWSE) ist die Dokumentationssprache des Fachinformationsgebietes Entwicklungspolitik / Entwicklungszusammenarbeit. Er wird von entwicklungspolitisch relevanten Bibliotheken und Dokumentationsstellen im deutschsprachigen Raum angewandt. Die Aktualisierung des Thesaurus ist Aufgabe der TWSE-Kommission, welcher derzeit folgende Institutionen angehören:

International Classification for Seasonal Snow on the Ground

"Since 1990 our collective knowledge of snow and the techniques we use to observe its characteristics have evolved. Thus, in 2003, the current classification (Colbeck et al., 1990) needed an update, but the users of the 1990 classification felt that corrections and additions should be kept to a minimum. Following the spirit of the previous editions, the Working Group on Snow Classification took care to again provide a concise document usable by user groups of quite different specialties: snow scientists, practitioners, scientists from other fields, as well as interested lay persons.