The Thesaurus: Review, Renaissance, and Revision

Routledge
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Use this single source to uncover the origin and development of the thesaurus!

The Thesaurus: Review, Renaissance, and Revision examines the historical development of the thesaurus and the standards employed for thesaurus construction. This book provides both the history of thesauri and tutorials on usage to increase your understanding of thesaurus creation, use, and evaluation. This reference tool offers essential information on thesauri in the digital environment, including Web sites, databases, and software. For 50 years, the thesaurus has been a core reference book; The Thesaurus: Review, Renaissance, and Revision celebrates this history and speculates on the future of vocabulary-switching tools.

This book will familiarize you with contemporary and emerging functions of thesauri, including international and multilingual developments. The Thesaurus: Review, Renaissance, and Revision provides information and library professionals—including indexers, abstractors, subject catalogers, classifiers, and reference librarians—a historical overview of the thesaurus and its past as well as recent developments. This book also gives patrons, readers, and researchers more effective techniques in vocabulary management and offers insight on how thesauri are devised and compiled.

This book addresses:
  • changing definitions, characteristics, functions, and applications of thesauri
  • the value of standards, evaluation, use and review of software, and role and work of consultants during thesauri construction and maintenance
  • multicultural issues that affect thesauri creation, such as mapping and interoperability
  • education and training
The Thesaurus: Review, Renaissance, and Revision also provides you with extensive bibliographies related to issues and problems in thesaurus construction and design, such as developing standards in support of electronic thesauri.
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Publisher
Routledge
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Published on
Apr 15, 2013
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781135023973
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Language
English
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Genres
Language Arts & Disciplines / Library & Information Science / General
Reference / General
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Sandra K. Roe
Examine crucial issues for audiovisual cataloging-from a variety of perspectives!This vital book addresses both current and historic issues related to audiovisual materials and cataloging. It covers the current cataloging rules for sound recordings (popular music and nonmusic recordings), videorecordings (including DVDs), electronic resources (whether accessed locally or remotely), three-dimensional objects and realia, and kits. Three historical articles chronicle the history of audiovisual catalog in general, the history of cataloging computer files, and the history of The Thesaurus for Graphic Materials. A section on audiovisual materials and subject access issues includes a chapter which proposes form/genre terms for moving-image materials and a special library’s creation and use of a new thesaurus and its availability to assist online catalog users. Finally, four contributions examine audiovisual materials and cataloging from the perspectives of different library types: school, public, academic, and special.The Audiovisual Cataloging Current provides case studies that show: how the National Library of Medicine produces, collects, and catalogs non-print materials the differences between the Moving Image Genre-Form Guide and Library of Congress Subject Headings, with recommendations for improving LCSH as a tool and an exhaustive list of LCSH terms how libraries and organized cataloging groups developed the Chapter 9 descriptive cataloging rules in AACR2 how the Westchester Library System created a user-friendly online catalog for audiovisual materials how the Illinois Fire Service Library improved firefighters’subject access to nonprint fire emergency materials how the National Library of Medicine promotes audiovisual formats and much more!
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