Announcement

Following a long discussion, on the meeting in Helsinki, June 2012 the TrAiD working group decided on a renaming of the group and a re-orientation of its goals. Further details will follow soon.

Name Authorities

  • Schlagwortnormdatei (Subject Headings Authority File) (SWD)
    http://www.d-nb.de/eng/standardisierung/normdateien/swd.htm
    The Subject Headings Authority File provides a normed, terminologically controlled vocabulary. The sources employed for it are listed in the "Liste der fachlichen Nachschlagewerke" (List of information resources available for the Authority Files). It contains listing and reference protocols for subject headings determined in accordance with the "Rules for the Subject Catalogue" and "Rules for Application of the RSWK and SWD". The subject headings cover all fields of knowledge and are classified by ISO country code, ISO language code and SWD Subject Groups.

  • Thesaurus for Graphic Material I: Subject Terms (TGM I)
    http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/tgm1/
    The Thesaurus for Graphic Materials is a tool for indexing visual materials by subject and genre/format. The thesaurus includes more than 7,000 subject terms to index topic shown or reflected in pictures, and 650 genre/format terms to index types of photographs, prints, design drawings, ephemera and other categories. New terms are added regularly.

  • Thesaurus for Graphic Material II: Genre & Physical Characteristics Terms (TGM II)
    http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/tgm2/
    The Thesaurus for Graphic Materials is a tool for indexing visual materials by subject and genre/format. The thesaurus includes more than 7,000 subject terms to index topic shown or reflected in pictures, and 650 genre/format terms to index types of photographs, prints, design drawings, ephemera and other categories. New terms are added regularly.

  • Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)
    http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/tgn/
    The Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) is a structured vocabulary currently containing around 1,106,000 names and other information about places. Names for a place may include names in the vernacular language, English, other languages, historical names, names and in natural order and inverted order. Among these names, one is flagged as the preferred name.

  • Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)
    http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/ulan/
    The Union List of Artist Names (ULAN) is a structured vocabulary currently containing around 293,000 names and other information about artists. Names in ULAN may include given names, pseudonyms, variant spellings, names in multiple languages, and names that have changed over time (e.g., married names). Among these names, one is flagged as the preferred name.

  • Virtual International Authority File (VIAF)
    http://viaf.org/
    VIAF is a joint project of several national libraries, implemented and hosted by OCLC. The project's goal is to lower the cost and increase the utility of library authority files by matching and linking the authority files of national libraries, and then making that information available on the Web.

  • Web Feature Service Gazetteer (WFS-G)
    http://isk.geobasis-bb.de/index.php/dienste/gazetteer
    The Web Feature Service Gazetteer (WFS-G) delivers spatial data in XML format, including GML version 2.11. He can be used to search for objects (eg, home addresses, place names, etc.), their coordinates and geographical names. With this information, each client can be positioned quickly to a selected area. Initially, the Gazetteer service only for digital directories with point coordinates was used. It now also be mapped objects with linear or planar geometries.