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The AAT is a thesaurus containing generic terms, dates, relationships, sources, and notes for work types, roles, materials, styles, cultures, techniques, and other concepts related to art, architecture, and other cultural heritage (e.g., amphora, oil paint, olieverf, acetolysis, sintering, orthographic drawings, Olmeca, Rinascimento, Buddhism, watercolors, asa-no-ha-toji, sralais). "The four Getty vocabularies are intended to provide terminology and other information about the objects, artists, concepts, and places important to various disciplines that specialize in art, architecture, and material culture. The AAT contains generic terms; it contains no iconographic subjects and no proper names. That is, each concept is a case of many (a generic thing), not a case of one (a specific thing). For example, the generic term cathedral is in the AAT, but the specific proper name Chartres Cathedral is out of scope for the AAT (it would be included in CONA instead)." Search field - scope note, other terms, hierarchical position, references

Controlled Vocabularies for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloging, developed and maintained by the Bibliographic Standards Committee of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (ACRL/ALA). These thesauri provide standardized vocabulary for retrieving special collections materials by form, genre, or by various physical characteristics that are typically of interest to researchers and special collections librarians, and for relating materials to individuals or corporate bodies. Binding terms thesauri: option to search alphabetically or hierarchically. "The Alphabetical List contains unapproved terms and references. To determine whether a term is approved and to determine appropriate usage as described in the Scope Note the full term record must be consulted." RBMS produce 6 thesauri: Binding Terms; Genre Terms; Paper Terms; Printing & Publishing Evidence; Provenance Evidence; Type Evidence. Examining here: Binding Terms; Genre Terms; Paper Terms

The thesaurus reflects the nature of the British Museum collections, and was originally set up as an internal reference tool. Some areas of terminology may be more specific than others, depending on the level of documentation available, or the size of particular collections.

BSI BRITISH STANDARDS. (2011). Conservation of cultural property. Main general terms and definitions. London, BSI British Standards. "This standard is part of a series of standards being developed by CEN/TC 346. It provides terms and their definitions for a set of general concepts which are widely used by those working in the field of conservation of tangible cultural heritage. Its purpose is to bring greater understanding and encourage collaboration amongst those who have responsibility for or an interest in cultural heritage. .. The tangible cultural heritage comprises both immovable items (e.g. buildings, structures) and movable items (e.g. archival documents, works of art)." 1.Scope, 2. Normative references, 3. Terms and definitions: 3.1 Cultural heritage terms, 3.2 Condition terms, 3.3 Conservation terms, 3.4 Preventive conservation terms, 3.5 Remedial conservation and restoration terms, 3.6 Planning and documentation terms. All terms have translation in French and German.

BSI BRITISH STANDARDS. (2016). Adhesives. Terms and definitions. London, BSI British Standards. BSI standard for terminology about adhesives. A superseded version of this standard was reprinted in Studies in Conservation in 1984. "This European Standard comprises terms peculiar to, or in general use in, the adhesive and adhesive processing industry. The terms defined have been classified so that, as far as possible, related concepts (adhesives, functional adhesive components, chemical base products, adherents, adhesives properties, bonding, and bond properties) are grouped together." 1.Scope; 2 Terms and definitions: 2.1 Adhesives; 2.2 Functional adhesive components; 2.3 Chemical base products; 2.4 Adhesive properties; 2.5 Material and material treatment; 2.6 Bonding; 2.7 Bond properties

Physical evidence, usually portable, resulting from past human activity or environmental remains that can be recovered from archaeological fieldwork. Website: Originally developed by the Archaeological Objects Working Party and published by the mda. It provides guidance for the recording of archaeological objects in Britain and Ireland covering all historical periods. Now maintained by FISH on behalf of the heritage sector." 25 top terms leads to narrower terms and from them to further narrower terms and then their definitions.

Website: "Terminology used for recording the techniques, recovery methods and materials associated with archaeological sciences. Maintained by Historic England on behalf of the FISH Terminology Working Group."

Website: "Terminology used for recording the main construction materials of monuments, buildings and structures relating to the built and buried heritage of the British Isles. Maintained by Historic England on behalf of the FISH Terminology Working Group"

Elements of a monument relating to the built or buried heritage. Website: "Used to record the constituent elements of a building or monument."

A development of the ALGAO events wordlist. The thesaurus is an indexing tool to be used for recording archaeological and architectural investigative, data collection exercises; from intrusive interventions into the resource to non damaging survey events. Website: "Terminology used for recording archaeological and architectural investigative, data collection exercises; from intrusive interventions to non damaging surveys." Divided into intrusive and non-intrusive events; Intrusive events divided into 3 concepts (Environmenal, Archaeological, Non-archaeological) and Non-intrusive events (observation, assessment & analysis, survey, remote sensing).

Website: "Terminology covering the existing physical remains of a monument, or the means by which a monument has been identified where no physical remains exist."

Types of monuments relating to the built and buried heritage in England.

ANSON-CARTWRIGHT, T. (2010). Illustrated glossary on stone deterioration patterns = Illustriertes Glossar der Verwitterungsformen von Naturstein. Paris, ICOMOS, International Scientific Committee for Stone (ISCS).

Website:"Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging is a structured and controlled list of object terms organized in a classification system to provide a basis for indexing and cataloging collections of human-made objects. Nomenclature is used in the creation and management of object records in human history collections within museums and other organizations, and it focuses on objects relevant to North American history and culture. Nomenclature is the most extensively used museum classification and controlled vocabulary for historical and ethnological collections in North America... Nomenclature is already built into most major commercial museum collections management systems used in North America. It can also be used by museums with custom-built databases or spreadsheets and even by museums without computerized cataloging systems." Available in French and English - parallel sites, click on the one required. Hierarachy of 10 fields.: 1. Built environment objects; 2: Furnishings; 3: Personal Objects: 4: Tools & Equipment for Materials 5: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology; 6: Tools & Equipment for Communication; 7: Distribution & Transportation Objects; 08: Communication Objects; 9: Recreational Objects; 10: Unclassifiable Objects Partly matched to the Getty AAT.

The Thesaurus for Graphic Materials is a tool for indexing visual materials by subject and by genre/format. The thesaurus includes more than 7,000 subject terms and 650 genre/format terms to index types of photographs, prints, design drawings, ephemera, and other pictures. Website: "The Thesaurus for Graphic Materials is a tool for indexing visual materials by subject and by genre/format. The thesaurus includes more than 7,000 subject terms and 650 genre/format terms to index types of photographs, prints, design drawings, ephemera, and other pictures. In 2007, the subject and genre/format vocabularies, previously maintained separately, were merged into a single list and migrated to new software, MultiTes." No scope notes. Use other term to define search term and link to image. If searching for genre/format, entry in form of: Term; Broader terms - option to 'check for pictures with these index terms'; Related terms option to 'check for pictures with these index terms'; notes; URI OR if using subject search term, no scope note. Possible to search for variant terms. Prints, photographs, design drawings, ephemera, and other pictures