Australia

Australian and New Zealand Standard Product Classification

"The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is decommissioning the Australian and New Zealand Standard Product Classification (ANZSPC) as the Australian statistical standard for products. ANZSPC was produced in 2001 as a collaboration between the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Statistics New Zealand. It was intended that the ANZSPC become the statistical standard for the collection and presentation of product statistics in both countries.

Australian Occupational Health and Safety Thesaurus

"The scope of AOHST is to cover concepts relevant to OHS in Australia at national, State and local level. Some concepts are international, but the emphasis is given to the Australian context wherever necessary. The aim is to limit the size of the thesaurus to no more than 3,000 terms. This is to ensure that it is relatively easy to review and keep up-to-date. The terminology currently included in AOHST is OHS specific. This means that certain areas which are peripheral to the NOHSC’s priorities, such as compensation and insurance, are less developed at this stage.

Family Thesaurus

"Family Thesaurus is arranged in an alphabetical sequence showing the hierarchical relationship of each main term to other terms. Non-used terms or cross-references are listed to guide users to the preferred terms. Main terms are shown in bold and non-used terms in a lighter typeface. The Thesaurus facilitates post-coordinated indexing, whereby complex subjects are represented by several different headings, rather than one single heading. Post-coordinated systems rely on the use of boolean operators - such as and, or, not - to combine the separate headings for searching.

VOCED Thesaurus

"This thesaurus is based on the original APSDEP Thesaurus, produced in 1993 by the International Labour Organisation's Asian and Pacific Skills Development Programme (ILO/APSDEP). Selected appropriate terms from the APSDEP thesaurus have been merged with terms from a supplement, produced at NCVER, containing recent Australian vocational education and training (VET) terms. This thesaurus is not currently being used in VOCEDplus."

Schools Online Thesaurus

"The Schools Online Thesaurus (ScOT) provides a controlled vocabulary of terms used in Australian and New Zealand schools. It encompasses all subject areas as well as terms describing educational and administrative processes. The thesaurus links non-preferred terms to curriculum terms. It also relates terms in a browsable structure. These features make ScOT an ideal vocabulary to integrate into search mechanisms of learning management systems."

SCIS Subject Headings

"Includes subject headings specific to Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands. Free 5 day trial, customers pay an annual subscription fee. SCIS Subject Headings is a comprehensive controlled vocabulary developed specifically to provide subject access in library catalogues in Australian and New Zealand schools. Both SCIS Subject Headings and Schools Online Thesaurus terms are used by SCIS Cataloguing Agencies when selecting or devising appropriate subject access for resources added to the SCIS database.

Australian Thesaurus of Education Descriptors

"The Australian Thesaurus of Education Descriptors (ATED) is the definitive reference on Australian terminology in the area of education. It reflects terminology used to describe research and practice in Australian education. ATED is used to index the Australian Education Index, Education Research Theses and the ACER library catalogue and can also be used to consult these databases. The Thesaurus can be used to index documents, whether in print or electronic and also to index web sites. It can also be used to organise reading lists and bibliographies."

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.

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