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Terminology and Glossaries
The software that runs digital libraries and institutional repositories uses a lot of archival and library jargon. These can help.
Search Terms and "Controlled Vocabularies"
Searches not returning what you think they should? Maybe you need to rephrase your search terms. These can help.
Library of Congress Authorities
- Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
- Library of Congress Name Authority File (LCNAF) – people, companies, etc.
- Thesaurus of Graphic Materials (TGM)
Getty Vocabularies (The Getty Research Institute)
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)
- Cultural Objects Name Authority (i.e. Do I search on “Mona Lisa” or “La Gioconda?”)
- Thesaurus of Greographic Names (TGN)
- Union List of Artist Names (ULAN) (i.e. Do I search using “Titian” or “Tiziano Vecellio?”)
Digital Initiatives Librarian