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Connected Earth Telecommunications Object Thesaurus

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Connected Earth’s Telecommunciations Object Wiki-Thesaurus gives a common language for telecommunciations objects; primarily designed for people working with telecommunications objects in heritage collections. Clicking the link on this page will open this resource to view in your current browser window.

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British Museum Object Names Thesaurus

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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 […]

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British Museum Materials Thesaurus

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The Materials thesaurus was initially compiled from index terms generated from computer records created using curatorial documentation and the objects themselves. A Working Party was set up with representatives from the Collections Data Management Section (CDMS) associated with various curatorial departments. Terms were vetted, incorporated into an overall hierarchical structure, and other thesaural relationships and […]

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ICOM Vocabulary of Basic Terms for Cataloguing Costume

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ICOM International Committee for the Museums and Collections of Costume’s Vocabulary of Basic Terms for Cataloguing Costume offers comprehensive guidance on cataloguing costume to ensure that the information contained in each garment in museum collections are recorded clearly. The lists of basic information and basic terms for women’s, men’s, and infants’ garments have been published as a guide […]

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