General works, Computer science and Information


"BioPAX is a standard language that aims to enable integration, exchange, visualization and analysis of biological pathway data. Specifically, BioPAX supports data exchange between pathway data groups and thus reduces the complexity of interchange between data formats by providing an accepted standard format for pathway data. It is an open and collaborative effort by the community of researchers, software developers, and institutions."

ZINE Thesaurus of Subject Terms

"All of the subject terms in the catalogue have been organized by common themes and groups in a Zine Thesaurus. In the thesaurus there is an entry for each 'preferred' subject term in bold with similar or related terms listed below it. The subject terms in the Zine Thesaurus were selected by volunteer cataloguers at the Anchor Archive. The Zine Thesaurus is a good place to look up subject terms because you can see all similar and related terms together and get ideas for words to use when searching or cataloguing.

Controlled Vocabularies for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloging

"These thesauri provide standardized vocabulary for retrieving special collections materials by form, genre, or by various physical characteristics that are typically of interest to researchers and special collections librarians, and for relating materials to individuals or corporate bodies."

Powerhouse Museum Object Names Thesaurus

"The thesaurus has been developed specifically for our collection. The Powerhouse collection covers a wide variety of subject areas and many different types of objects are included. There are approximately 8,600 terms. But we do not claim to have a comprehensive list of all objects and we are actively seeking contributions to broaden the appeal of the thesaurus. We have recently added a number of new terms at the request of the National Museum of Australia, and we continue to work with them in developing the thesaurus.

Les Thésaurus Réseau Accès Informatisé aux Collections des Institutions Muséales

"Les 3 thesaurus en consultation libre sur ce site sont le fruit de plusieurs années de travail. Ils ont été créés spécialement afin de répondre aux besoins spécifiques des musées membres du Réseau AICIM. Ils évoluent chaque jour grâce aux ajouts et suggestions des musées. Leurs buts sont de normaliser le vocabulaire utilisé dans les fiches d'inventaire et de faciliter la recherche des objets dans la base de données AICIM."]]>

British Museum Object Names Thesaurus

"A Collections Data Management Section (CDMS) Working Party was set up in the 1980s to analyse the terms used to record object names in the British Museum, and to incorporate them into an on-line thesaurus. Hierarchical and other standard thesaural relationships were added, as well as explanatory notes where appropriate. The thesaurus architecture is based on ISO 2788. Curatorial advice has been sought at all stages of the project, and a number of publications were consulted, which are listed in the bibliography.

British Museum Materials Thesaurus

"The decision to publish The British Museum materials thesaurus was based on the interest shown in it over the years by visiting documentation specialists, and their requests for copies. In my opinion, the thesaurus is unique, due to the great range of terms included, the inevitable consequence of documenting world-wide collections from almost any historical period, a great variety of cultures, and covering almost any type of object.