Registry Interchange Format - Collections and Services (Vocabularies)

"The RIF-CS schema is a data interchange format that supports the electronic exchange of collection and service descriptions. It organises information about collections and services into a format used by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) Collections Registry. More information on the RIF-CS Schema can be found at With assistance from the RIF-CS Advisory Board and user community, ANDS has developed a suggested vocabulary for use with the RIF-CS Schema.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Studies Thesauri

"Pathways contains the terms we use to describe the items in the AIATSIS Collections. Including, a thesaurus for subjects relating to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, language groups and people, and place names.
The Subject Thesaurus contains the AIATSIS Library's in-house, faceted subject headings. It reflects AIATSIS' exclusive interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies. Where possible, the choice of headings tries to reflect Indigenous perspectives.