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ROADS Codes used for Subject-Descriptor-Schemes

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In the course of compiling the ROADS Cataloguing Guidelines and undertaking the RECCI evaluation of ROADS cataloguing practice, it appeared useful for the ROADS Template Registry to include a list of codes which could be used for the "Subject-Descriptor-Scheme" element in ROADS templates.

The following list is adapted from Appendix G (Subject Systems Codes) in the UNIMARC Manual: Bibliographic Format, 2nd. ed., (IFLA UBCIM Publications, n.s., 14. Munich: Saur, 1996). Some of the codes have been changed (e.g. "LC" has become "LCSH") and major classification schemes added (e.g. DDC, UDC and LCC). The purpose of the list is to provide a reference to major schemes which may (possibly) be used within ROADS templates. If ROADS users want to include schemes not included here, this is not a problem. Users should create a relevant "Subject-Descriptor-Scheme" entry (either full-text or a code). Then they have the option of e-mailing the ROADS Template Registry so that details can be recorded on this page.

Comments on this page should be sent via e-mail to Michael Day, the maintainer of the ROADS Template Registry.

ROADS Code

Descriptor Scheme

AGROVOC

AGROVOC thesaurus

BIZ-DEWEY-1

Biz/ed adapted Dewey Decimal Classification

CAE

National Library of Canada (English) Subject Headings

CAF

National Library of Canada (French) Subject Headings

DDC

Dewey Decimal Classification

ERICD

Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors

FEI

Fingerprints Empreintes Impronte

GMGPC

Descriptive Terms for Graphic Materials: Genre and Physical Characteristic Headings

IHR

Institute of Historical Research Classification

INIST

INIS: Thesaurus

INSPECT

INSPECT Thesaurus

LCC

Library of Congress Classification

LCCH

Library of Congress Children's Subject Headings

LCSH

Library of Congress Subject Headings

LCTGM

Library of Congress, Thesaurus for Graphic Materials

MESH

Medical Subject Headings

NAL

US National Agricultural Library Subject Headings

USNAL

National Agricultural Library Classification

NLM

National Library of Medicine Classification

RAMEAU

RAMEAU: Répertoire d'Autorité-Matière Encyclopédique et Alphabétique Unifié

RBBIN

Binding Terms: a Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing (ACRL)

RBGENR

Genre Terms: a Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing (ACRL)

RBPAP

Paper Terms: a Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing (ACRL)

RBPRI

Printing and Publishing Evidence: a Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing (ACRL)

RBPROV

Provenance Evidence: a Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing (ACRL)

RBTYP

Type Evidence: a Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing (ACRL)

SEARS

Sears List of Subject Headings

SHE

SHE: Subject Headings for Engineers

TEST

Thesaurus of Engineering and Scientific Terms

UDC

Universal Decimal Classification

WATREST

Thesaurus of Water Resources Terms

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This page maintained by Michael Day of the Metadata Group at UKOLN, University of Bath.
Last updated: 23-Jul-1998

URL of this page: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/roads/templates/subject-descriptors.html


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