The thesaurus is primarily concerned with suggesting preferred terms for use in describing objects which relate to the inland waterways of the British Isles and establishing relationships between them.
From the museum based perspective of the working group object name terms are most useful in a museum context for searching and browsing through museum object collections. The aim of the working group is to go on to complete further waterway specific thesauri to cover concepts such as waterway structures, activities, company names etc. Together these thesauri will provide a comprehensive indexing and retrieval tool for waterways related information.
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