Name Authorities

  • Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)
    http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/aat/
    The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) is a structured vocabulary currently containing around 131,000 terms and other information about concepts. Terms in AAT may be used to describe art, architecture, decorative arts, material culture, and archival materials. Terms for any concept may include the plural form of the term, singular form, natural order, inverted order, spelling variants, various forms of speech, and synonyms that have various etymological roots. Among these terms, one is flagged as the preferred term, or descriptor.

  • Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)
    http://dewey.info/
    The Dewey Decimal Classification is a proprietary system of library classification developed by Melvil Dewey in 1876. This system organizes books on library shelves in a specific and repeatable order that makes it easy to find any book and return it to its proper place. Dewey.info is an experimental space for linked DDC data. The initial data set available is a linked data version of the DDC Summaries in ten languages. The intention of the dewey.info prototype is to be a platform for Dewey data on the Web.

  • European Heritage Network Thesaurus (HEREIN Thesaurus)
    http://thesaurus.european-heritage.net/sdx/herein/thesaurus/introduction.xsp
    The multilingual thesaurus attached to the HEREIN project intends to offer a terminological standard for national policies dealing with architectural and archaeological heritage, as defined in the Convention of Granada (October 1985) and Valletta (January 1992).

  • Eurovoc Thesaurus (Eurovoc)
    http://europa.eu/eurovoc/
    Eurovoc is a multilingual thesaurus covering the fields in which the European Communities are active; it provides a means of indexing the documents in the documentation systems of the European institutions and of their users. The European Parliament, the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, the national and regional parliaments in Europe, some national government departments and European organisations are currently using this controlled vocabulary. The European institutions, the national parliaments and the various users of Eurovoc have cooperated to produce this edition.

  • Iconclass (Iconclass)
    http://www.iconclass.nl/
    Iconclass is a subject-specific classification system. It is a hierarchically ordered collection of definitions of objects, people, events and abstract ideas that serve as the subject of an image. Art historians, researchers and curators use it to describe, classify and examine the subject of images represented in various media such as paintings, drawings and photographs.

  • Library of Congress Authorities (LOC Authorities)
    http://authorities.loc.gov/
    Authority Records of the Library of Congress derived from the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Searchable and downloadable in MARC format. Includes Subject Headings, Title Headings and Name Headings.

  • 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.