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Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) "The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system, devised by library pioneer Melvil Dewey in the 1870s and owned by OCLC since 1988, provides a dynamic structure for the organization of library collections... API
KOS Types Vocabulary "Related to this DC Application Profile is a KOS Type vocabulary... API
Multilingual Thesaurus of the European Union (EuroVoc) "EuroVoc is a multilingual, multidisciplinary thesaurus covering the activities of the EU, the European Parliament in particular... API
Integrative Levels Classification (ILC) "The Integrative Levels Classification (ILC) is a knowledge organization system featuring experimental innovations... API
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) "TGN is a structured vocabulary currently containing around 1,106,000 names and other information about places... API
The Moving Image Genre-Form Guide "While developing terminology for application to the moving image holdings of archives and libraries, the Moving Image Genre-Form Guide follows the traditional methods of film and television scholarship as closely as possible...
Thesaurus for the Designation of Architectural and Structural Works "The thesaurus of the designation develops in a methodical form the 1135 terms useful for the designation of architectural works and the 2529 useful for the designation of the movable works The organization proper to the thesaurus thus makes it possible to situate each term in a hierarchy whose entries Are categorized according to functional categories related to religious, funeral, industrial, etc...
Thesaurus of Household Objects "Le Thésaurus de la désignation des objets mobiliers constitue la réédition, revue et complétée, de l'outil élaboré par l’Inventaire général des monuments et richesses artistiques de la France et édité en 2001 par les éditions du patrimoine, dans la collection Documents & méthodes...
Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (TGM) "The thesaurus includes more than 7,000 subject terms and 650 genre/format terms to index types of photographs, prints, design drawings, ephemera, and other pictures...
The Union List of Artist Names (ULAN) "The ULAN is a structured vocabulary currently containing around 293,000 names and other information about artists... API
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... API
Classification of the Orthodox Church and theology (Coct)
Global Agricultural Concept Scheme (GACS) "GACS explored the possibility of creating a global repository of concepts and terminology in the area of agriculture... API
General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus (GEMET) "The basic idea for the development of GEMET was to use the best of the presently available excellent multilingual thesauri, in order to save time, energy and funds... API
CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM) "The CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM) provides definitions and a formal structure for describing the implicit and explicit concepts and relationships used in cultural heritage documentation...
Vocabulary for Photographic Techniques "The purpose of this vocabulary is to provide a standardized list of terms for describing the variety of photographic techniques that archival holdings can contain... API
GeoNames "The GeoNames geographical database is available for download free of charge under a creative commons attribution license...
Glottolog Classification "Languages are classified (...) into 243 families and 189 isolates, i.e., one-member families...
Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire (DARE) "The Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire (DARE) is a gazetteer of ancient places of the Roman Empire, based on the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World among other sources...
Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure (PESI) "PESI provides standardised and authoritative taxonomic information by integrating and securing Europe’s taxonomically authoritative species name registers and nomenclators (name databases) and associated exper(tise) networks that underpin the management of biodiversity in Europe...
Coinage of the Roman Republic Online (CRRO) "Coinage of the Roman Republic Online (CRRO) harnesses Linked Open Data to provide links across digital projects in Roman numismatics and beyond...
EAGLE Vocabulary Material "This hierarchic Vocabulary relies on the definitions of the Simplified Petrography in Salzburg... API
Encyclopedic and Unified Alphabetical Directory of Authority-Matter (RAMEAU) "RAMEAU (Directory of Encyclopaedic and Unified Alphabet Authority and Subject Matter) is the material indexing language used in France by the Bibliothèque nationale de France, university libraries, numerous public and research libraries and several organizations private...
Ontology of Anatomical Entities (AEO) "The AEO is an ontology of anatomical structures that expands CARO, the Common Anatomy Reference Ontology, to about 160 classes using the is_a relationship; it thus provides a detailed type classification for tissues...
SwetoDblp Ontology of Computer Science Publications
Europeana Fashion Vocabulary Thesaurus for fashion and fashion-related concepts in 10 languages based on the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)...
Nomisma (NOMISMA) "Nomisma.org is a collaborative project to provide stable digital representations of numismatic concepts according to the principles of Linked Open Data... API
Healthcare Provider Taxonomy Code Set "The Healthcare Provider Taxonomy Code Set is a hierarchical code set that consists of codes, descriptions, and definitions...
NARCIS Classification "The Narcis Classification is a framework of codes with which institutes and experts are classified and can be retrieved...
Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA) "CDWA is a set of guidelines for the description of art, architecture, and other cultural works...
EAGLE Vocabulary - Execution Technique "This vocabulary collects all writing techniques and types as attested in the EAGLE BPN... API
EAGLE Vocabulary - Type of Inscription "In this vocabulary are described all terms which concern the type of text written on a stone according to its function and aim as a text... API
EAGLE Vocabulary - Object Type "The classification of objects on which an inscription can be written is extremely complex in many cases... API
EAGLE Vocabulary - Decoration "Terms in this vocabulary refer to any decoration surrounding an inscription... API
EAGLE Vocabulary - Dating Criteria "The common use among Members of the BPN is to insert, when this information is available two dates... API
EAGLE Vocabulary - State of Preservation "State of preservation (which could probably be abbreviated to 'Condition') is a small vocabulary describing the general condition in which the inscription was at the moment of the latest inspection... API
FISH First World War Thesaurus "For the recording of monuments related to the First World War in the UK...
Dutch Thesaurus of Author Names (NTA) "De Nederlandse Thesaurus van Auteursnamen (NTA) ook wel Persoonsnamenthesaurus genoemd, is onderdeel van het Gemeenschappelijk Geautomatiseerd Catalogiseersysteem (GGC) dat beheerd wordt door OCLC...
Brinkman subjects "Volgens de thesaurus Brinkmanonderwerpen worden alle collecties van de Koninklijke Bibliotheek ontsloten... API
Gemeenschappelijke Trefwoordenthesaurus "De Gemeenschappelijk Onderwerpsontsluiting (GOO) of Gemeenschappelijke Trefwoordenthesaurus (GTR) is tot 1 januari 2012 bijgehouden en beheerd door de Koninklijke Bibliotheek t.b.v... API
Historical International Standard Classification of Occupations (HISCO) "Starting in the 1950s the International Labour Office has developed an International Standard Classification of Occupations (isco) allowing classification of occupational activities worldwide...
Web NDL Authorities (NDLSH) Web NDL Authorities is a service by the National Diet Library (NDL), Japan, to access authority data created and maintained by the NDL... API
Catalogue of Life (CoL) "The Catalogue of Life (CoL) is the nearest thing to a comprehensive catalogue of all known species of organisms on Earth...
Classification for music libraries (KfM) "The classification makes it possible to record music (graphical music recordings, music prints, notes, acoustic music recordings, musical instruments, files)...
Classification of the German Patent and Trademark Office (DEKLA) Extension of the International Patent Classification published and internally used by the German Patent Office....
Encoded Archival Description (EAD) "EAD stands for Encoded Archival Description, and is a non-proprietary de facto standard for the encoding of finding aids for use in a networked (online) environment...
CAB Thesaurus (CABT) "The CAB Thesaurus is the essential search tool for all users of the CAB ABSTRACTS™ and Global Health databases and related products...
International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) "The International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) is the international reference classification of productive activities...
Polythematic Structured Subject (PSH) "Polythematic Structured Subject Heading System (PSH) is a bilingual Czech–English controlled vocabulary of subject headings which is used for organizing and searching the documents by subject... API
Classification of Instructional Programs "The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) provides a taxonomic scheme that supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity...
STW Thesaurus for Economics (STW) "The STW Thesaurus for Economics is the world's most comprehensive bilingual thesaurus for representing and searching for economics-related content... API
United States Department of Agriculture Thesaurus "The thesaurus is organized into 17 subject categories, indicated by the 'Subject Category' designation... API
FishBase Classification "The classification schema above genus level is limited in FishBase to classes, orders, families and subfamilies ranks (the latter not yet displayed)...
Wilson and Reeder's Mammal Species of the World "Although the database will be updated in the future (edited by DeeAnn M...
UNESCO Thesaurus "The UNESCO Thesaurus is a controlled and structured list of concepts used in subject analysis and retrieval of documents and publications in the fields of education, culture, natural sciences, social and human sciences, communication and information... API
Integrated Authority File (GND) "GND is a standard file for people, bodies, conferences, geographics, subject - matter and work titles, mainly for the cataloging of literature in libraries, but increasingly also for archives, museums, projects and web applications Is co-operated by the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, all German-speaking library associations, the Zeitungsdatenatenbank (ZDB) and numerous other institutions... API
BNCF Thesaurus "Nuovo soggettario, edited by the National Central Library of Florence (Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze), is a subject indexing tool for various types of information resources...
International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O) "Used principally in tumour or cancer registries for coding the site (topography) and the histology (morphology) of neoplasms, usually obtained from a pathology report...
International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) "The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes...
Library of Congress Subject Headings "LCSH in this service includes all Library of Congress Subject Headings, free-floating subdivisions (topical and form), Genre/Form headings, Children's (AC) headings, and validation strings for which authority records have been created... API
Iconclass "Iconclass is a subject-specific classification system... API
Association for Computing Machinery Computing Classification System (CSS) "ACM's first classification system for the computing field was published in 1964... API
FISH Archaeological Objects Thesaurus "Physical evidence, usually portable, resulting from past human activity or environmental remains that can be recovered from archaeological fieldwork...
English Heritage Aircraft Type Thesaurus "An indexing tool to aid the recording of aircraft remains and crash sites, listing aircraft types by form, function and manufacturer...
Virus Taxonomy (ICTV) "Taxonomy lies at the uneasy interface between biology and logic...
FISH Archaeological Sciences Thesaurus "Used for recording the techniques, recovery methods and materials associated with the archaeological sciences...
Biocomplexity Thesaurus "Development of the Biocomplexity Thesaurus began in 2002-2003 through a partnership between the former USGS NBII Program and ProQuest (formerly CSA), a worldwide information company with more than 30 years experience as a leading bibliographic database provider...
English Heritage Cargo Types Thesaurus "Types of cargo being carried by ships when they went down...
National Library of Medicine Classification (NLM ) "The NLM Classification covers the field of medicine and related sciences...
Components (EH) "Elements of a monument relating to the built or buried heritage...
Regensburger Association Classification (RVK) "The Regensburger Verbundklassifikation (RVK) is a classification scheme for academic libraries... API
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) "The 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data...
FISH Event Types Thesaurus "A development of the ALGAO events wordlist...
National Occupational Classification (NOC) "The National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011 provides a standardized language for describing the work performed by Canadians in the labour market...
Cell Phenotype Ontology (CPO) "The Cell Phenotype Ontology (CPO) is an ontology to describe phenotypes on the cellular scale...
Ontology of Mouse Developmental Anatomy (EMAPA) "The ontology of mouse developmental anatomy was originally developed by Jonathan Bard and his colleagues as part of the Edinburgh Mouse Atlas Project (EMAP) (http://www.emouseatlas.org) in order to provide a structured controlled vocabulary of stage-specific anatomical structures for the developing laboratory mouse...
Evidence (EH) "Terminology covering the existing physical remains of a monument, or the means by which a monument has been identified where no physical remains exist...
Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) "Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) is a freely available dictionary of molecular entities focused on ‘small’ chemical compounds...
FISH Building Materials Thesaurus "Construction materials for monuments relating to the built and buried heritage... API
Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA) "The Foundational Model of Anatomy Ontology (FMA) is an evolving computer-based knowledge source for biomedical informatics; it is concerned with the representation of classes or types and relationships necessary for the symbolic representation of the phenotypic structure of the human body in a form that is understandable to humans and is also navigable, parseable and interpretable by machine-based systems...
Gene Ontology (GO) "The Gene Ontology project is a major bioinformatics initiative with the aim of standardizing the representation of gene and gene product attributes across species and databases...
Glycomics Ontology (GlycO) "The Glycomics Ontology (GlycO) focuses on the glycoproteomics domain to model the structure and functions of glycans and glycoconjugates, the enzymes involved in their biosynthesis and modification, and the metabolic pathways in which they participate...
Disease Ontology (DO) "The Disease Ontology has been developed as a standardized ontology for human disease with the purpose of providing the biomedical community with consistent, reusable and sustainable descriptions of human disease terms, phenotype characteristics and related medical vocabulary disease concepts through collaborative efforts of researchers at Northwestern University, Center for Genetic Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Institute for Genome Sciences...
English Heritage Maritime Place Name Thesaurus "Maritime ports, countries and bodies of water from and to which ships may have sailed or been registered...
Xenopus Anatomical Ontology (XAO) "The Xenopus Anatomical Ontology describes Xenopus anatomy and development as a controlled vocabulary of terms, organized in a graphical structure...
FISH Thesaurus of Monument Types "Types of monuments relating to the built and buried heritage in England...
English Heritage National Trust Thred Thesaurus (THRED) "Terminology for the description of archive type and format...
English Heritage Defence Of Britain Thesaurus "Types of defensive monuments relating to the 20th century in Great Britain and Northern Ireland...
Maritime Craft Thesaurus (Scotland) "Types of craft that survive as wrecks, or are documented as losses, in Scottish maritime waters."... API
Period (Wales) "A list of periods for use in Wales."...
Forum on Information Standards in Heritage Farmstead Types "Thesaurus for indexing different types of farmsteads, related buildings, areas and layouts."...
Forum on Information Standards in Heritage Heritage Crime "Thesaurus for indexing types of crime and incidents against heritage assets."...
Forum on Information Standards in Heritage Historic Landscape Characterisation "Thesaurus for mapping current and past land use or character of rural areas."...
Forum on Information Standards in Heritage Manner of Loss "Wordlist for indexing types of loss of vessels or aircraft."...
Forum on Information Standards in Heritage Maritime Fixtures and Fittings "Thesaurus of non-structural, movable items on vessels."...
Enzyme Nomenclature "By the late 1950's it had become evident that the nomenclature of enzymology, in the absence of any guiding authority, in a period when the number of known enzymes was increasing rapidly, was getting out of hand...
Forum on Information Standards in Heritage Nationality "List of nationalities for indexing foreign vessels and aircraft."...
Forum on Information Standards in Heritage Object Material "Thesaurus of the substance or substances out of which an object is or can be made."...
Taxonomy of Digital Research Activities in the Humanities (TaDiRAH) "This taxonomy of digital research activities in the humanities has been developed for use by community-driven sites and projects that aim to structure information relevant to digital humanities and make it more easily discoverable...
Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) "FAST subject headings were developed by adapting the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) with a simplified syntax, retaining the very rich vocabulary of LCSH while making the schema easier to understand, control, apply, and use."... API
Thesaurus for the Indexation of Local Archives "The revised thesaurus remains a mono-hierarchical thesaurus, that is, a given descriptor is linked to only one thematic branch...
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) "The aim of a World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) is to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms, including information on synonymy...
Indiana Philosophy Ontology (InPhO) "The InPhO analyzes over 37 million words of philosophical content from: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy; Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy; PhilPapers; HathiTrust/Google Books Collection...
Dutch Basic Classification (NBC) "The Dutch Basic Classification (NBC) is originally a Dutch library classification scheme developed for academic libraries...
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) "The AAT is a structured vocabulary currently containing around 131,000 terms and other information about concepts... API
Thesaurus Foundation for Biodiversity Research "This thesaurus has been developed according to a thematic classification at two hierarchical levels: each chapter is associated with a limited number of keywords (generally less than 50) In order to avoid redundancy of keywords, each of these Is allocated to one or two themes maximum...
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...
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...
General Finnish Ontology (YSO) "General Finnish Upper Ontology YSO is a trilingual ontology consisting mainly of general concepts... API
The Cultural Objects Names Authority (CONA) "The focus of CONA is works cataloged in scholarly literature, museum collections, visual resources collections, archives, libraries, and indexing projects with a primary emphasis on art, architecture, or archaeology...
CHIN Humanities Data Dictionary The CHIN Data Dictionaries contain a description of database fields for museum collection and archaeological site management and documentation...
Artists in Canada Artists in Canada, compiled and maintained by the National Gallery of Canada Library, is a bilingual union list that identifies the location of documentation files on Canadian artists...
Threat Types List Wordlist for different types of threats to heritage assets (e.g...
Consultation Outcome List This list relates to the MIDAS unit Management Proposal Outcome...
Consultation Type This list relates to the MIDAS unit Management Proposal Type...
Event Type List This list relates to the Event Type unit in MIDAS...
Final Outcome List This list relates to the MIDAS unit Management Proposal Outcome...
Work Proposed List This list relates to the MIDAS Management Proposal Work Proposed unit of information...
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea is Europe's main zoological taxonomic index...
Uberon Uberon is an anatomical ontology that represents body parts, organs and tissues in a variety of animal species, with a focus on vertebrates...