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CERL Thesaurus. 1. CERL Thesaurus. Started as a compensation for the lack of global authority control within the HPB Collection of multilingual authority files and headings Contains names from imprints , of persons , places and corporate bodies

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CERL Thesaurus

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CERL Thesaurus

  • Started as a compensation for the lack of global authority control within the HPB

  • Collection of multilingual authority files and headings

  • Contains names

    • from imprints,

    • of persons,

    • places and

    • corporate bodies

  • Aims to include authority files of all HPB contributors… and many others

  • Continous updating, integration of new sources and manual enhancement


Accessing the CERL Thesaurus

  • Free at http://thesaurus.cerl.org/

  • Via SRU protocol for CERL members to integrate it into other systems

  • Soon: as Linked Open Data in RDF for applications of the semantic web

  • Editing client for manual editing


Contents of the CERL Thesaurus

787.000 records

From

30 contributing institutions in

14 European countries

hospitable to data of members and non-members of CERL


Contents of the CERL Thesaurus

  • Includes and unites

    • standard forms of the contributing libraries

    • variant spellings

    • forms in Latin and other languages

    • fictitious names

  • Developed and maintained by the Data Conversion Group at the Göttingen State and University Library

  • Internal format following UNIMARC authorities

  • Contributions can be accepted in various formats


CERL Thesaurus web interface


Latest additions

  • Place names from Hungary

  • Provenance data from BNC Rome

  • UL Wrocław authority file

  • Dutch early printed material authority file

  • BSBink provenance data

  • Places of medieval manuscript writing in the Netherlands


Upcoming files

  • National Library Warsaw authority file

  • National Library of France authority file

  • Scottish Book Trade Index

  • Spread of Scottish printing place names

  • National Library of Russia headings

  • Early Hungarian Authors authority file


How to join in…

  • Everyone:

    • Use the CERL Thesaurus as reference work

    • Add annotations to CERL Thesaurus records

  • Librarians:

    • Contribute your local authority files

    • Provide access to provenance information in your local OPAC via the CERL Thesaurus

    • Use the CERL Thesaurus for Assisted Searching in your local databases

  • Soon! Semantic web application:

    • Interpret knowledge captured in the CERL Thesaurus in entirely new contexts


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