North America

Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging

"Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging is a structured and controlled list of object terms organized in a classification system to provide a basis for indexing and cataloging collections of human-made objects. Nomenclature is used in the creation and management of object records in human history collections within museums and other organizations, and it focuses on objects relevant to North American history and culture. Nomenclature is the most extensively used museum classification and controlled vocabulary for historical and ethnological collections in North America."

John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien Bibliothekssystematik

"Im Zeitraum vom 1960 bis 1980 wurde eine speziell auf die Erwerbungspolitik der JFKI-Bibliothek zugeschnittene hauseigene Systematik entwickelt. Diese liegt leider nicht in digitalisierter Form vor, sondern kann nur in gedruckter Form (blaue Bände im untersten Fach des Neuerwerbungsregals im Bibliotheksflur) eingesehen werden."

"In the period from 1960 to 1980, an in-house system specially developed for the acquisition policy of the JFKI library was developed. Unfortunately, this is not available in digital form, but can only be viewed in printed form (blue volumes in the lowest section of the new library in the library hall) . "

North American Product Classification System

"In February 1999, the statistical agencies of Canada, Mexico, and the United States launched a joint multi-phase initiative (...) to develop a comprehensive demand-oriented product classification system to complement the new supply-oriented industry classification system introduced in 1997. The industry classification system is known as the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS); the product classification is known as the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS).