Introduction to controlled vocabularies : terminology for art, architecture, and other cultural works / Patricia Harpring.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Harpring, Patricia.
Format: Book
Published: Los Angeles, Calif. : Getty Research Institute, [2010]
Edition:First edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Controlled vocabularies in context : What are cultural works? ; Creators of art information ; Standards for art information
  • What are controlled vocabularies? : Purpose of controlled vocabularies ; Display information and controlled information ; Types of controlled vocabularies
  • Relationships in controlled vocabularies : Equivalence relationships ; Hierarchical relationships ; Associative relationships
  • Vocabularies for cultural objects : Types of vocabulary terms ; The Getty vocabularies ; Chenhall's Nomenclature for museum cataloging ; Library of Congress authorities ; Thesaurus for graphic materials (TGM) ; Iconclass
  • Using multiple vocabularies : Interoperability of vocabularies ; Maintenance of mappings ; Methods of achieving interoperability ; Interoperability across languages ; Satellite and extension vocabularies
  • Local authorities : Which fields should be controlled? ; Structure of the authority ; Unique IDs in the authority ; Person/corporate body authority ; Place/location authority ; Generic concept authority ; Subject authority ; Source authority
  • Constructing a vocabulary or authority : General criteria for the vocabulary ; Data model and rules ; Imprecise information ; Rules for constructing a vocabulary ; Displaying a controlled vocabulary
  • Indexing with controlled vocabularies : Technical issues of indexing ; Methodologies for indexing
  • Retrieval using controlled vocabularies : Identifying the focus of retrieval ; User intervention or behind the scenes; Processing vocabulary data for retrieval ; Other data used in retrieval ; Results list
  • Appendix : Selected vocabularies and other sources for terminology
  • Glossary.