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Terminologies & Thesauri - Tactics from the Trenches MODELS 11 11 January 2000 David Kay Strategic Development Director FDI.

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1 Terminologies & Thesauri - Tactics from the Trenches MODELS January 2000 David Kay Strategic Development Director FDI

2 Controlled Vocabularies n One step beyond Tagging - one step too far n Unrealistically dictatorial n Rooted in self-preservation but undeniably …. n A recurring nightmare

3 FDI Project Experiences n Organisation & ProjectDomain n LDS - FamilySearch siteFamily History n NARA - Next NAIL site Natl Archive n JISC - NNDP DemonstratorCross Archives n Essex Libraries - Seamless Community Info n learndirect - Learning DirectoryEducation

4 Controlled Vocabulary Comparisons

5 Suggested Themes n Geographic - clear case but local work to undo n Subject - desire for high level terms despite diversity by specialism n Name - approaches seem domain specific n Resource Type - open to influence n Others? - Level, Media,...

6 Why interfere? 1- Precision n Getty, LC, etc have it covered n Search precision is therefore achievable but what about... n Cross searching? n Cross domain? n the UK plc perspective?

7 The Learning Portal - Sample Service Model v1.0; 3 January 2000 Shared Classification LevelTypeLocation Topic Learning Portal Home Page Programmatic Interface for other services NGfL HE Mall RDN FE Repository learn direct Work Bank UKEL SCRAN

8 Why interfere? 2 - Site & Portal Navigation n Web value-added is considerable … n Pre-search filtering - see NNDP & elib3 CLDs n Terminologies are searchable in their own right - see LDS & NARA n They open up the integration of secondary resources - see LDS, NARA & PRO

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10 PROCAT User Search Relationships SUPPLEMENTARY FINDING AID FULL TEXT POPULAR SEARCH USER SAVED SEARCH USER SAVED BOOKMARK INTEREST CATEGORY PRO CAT Catalogue SUBJECT 1. PLACE 2. PERSONAL NAME Figure CORPORATE NAME 10 11

11 PROCAT Retrieval Spectrum KEYWORDS Retrieve ANY Cases AUTHORITY TERMS Retrieve SUBSTANTIVE Cases POPULAR SEARCHES Retrieve THEMATIC Examples AND these AND these USER SEARCHES Retrieve REFINED Results AND Figure 11 LOW FOCUSHIGH FOCUS

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