First was this bibliography of thesauri-related materials by Leonard Will of Willpower Information, an information management consultant in the U.K. It looks like a really good synopsis, and will be useful when adding controlled vocabularies to the DRC through and other tools.
Publications on thesaurus construction and use
- including some references to facet analysis, taxonomies, ontologies, topic maps and related issues
This is a list of printed and electronic publications about the principles of constructing and using information retrieval thesauri. It is not a list of existing thesauri, although some thesauri have been included when they are good examples or illustrate the results of different approaches to thesaurus construction.
At the end I have given a few references on the following:
- facet analysis
- search interfaces that provide for thesaurus use by combining terms from multiple facets, or multiple characteristics of division within a facet
- lists of thesauri
- taxonomies, the currently fashionable term for classification schemes
- ontologies, which appear to be a developments of a thesaurus, with a greater number of kinds of relationship between concepts, intended to be useful to software implementing aspects of the proposed "semantic web"
- topic maps, which are a way of structuring such an ontology, with the addition of links between concepts and information resources.
I have not yet examined all the articles listed, so in some cases the details and abstracts quoted have come from current awareness services and other sources.
Another is the Cataloging & Digitizing Toolbox from Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. It has these major headings:
The text was modified to update a link from http://elearn.arizona.edu/imagelib/ to http://listserv.arizona.edu/archives/imagelib.html.