"The list of over 1,000 headings and their associated references is appropriate for use at a public library level. The purpose is to provide a structured path to subjects that Maori customers can relate to and use to find material in libraries. It is not intended to be used as a dictionary. It has been developed so that cataloguers and descriptive archivists have a reliable and comprehensive resource to use when describing material either in or about Maori. It will be used by the National Library of New Zealand to enhance its service to Maori library users. However it should not be seen as authoritative beyond its intended purpose for use in libraries and archives."