From DISMARC Help
The DISMARC wordlists and vocabularies aim to support the users in performing searching across a variety of archives and different catalogue data. Any new metadata that is harvested by DISMARC is checked and if appropriate enriched with DISMARC vocabulary terms. The mapping of the data to the vocabularies is mostly done in a second step after the primary data field mapping was completed. Registered users that carry out the mapping via the Data Mapping Tool may download all vocabularies and wordlists for this process.
The View Vocabularies function (which is only accessible for registered users) provides an overview of all the vocabularies available.
The controlled vocabularies also appear in the Browse function BUT for browsing only those terms are displayed that do carry data!
The following vocabularies are integrated in DISMARC:
- Basic Geographic Names
- Geographic Names (historical)
- Nationalities/Ethnical Groupings (IBSS and ET)
- Non-Ethnical Groupings
The tabe below shows in which DISMARC metadata fields vocabularies may be used.
Bold print: DISMARC Vocabularies that are currently used
Bold and italic print: External Vocabularies that are used by DISMARC
|DISMARC Element (Label)||Element Refinement(s) (Label)||Usage||Element Encoding Scheme(s)|
|Date (all)||A date associated with an event in the life cycle of the resource.|| ERAS|
|Format||The physical or digital manifestation of the resource.||FORMATS|
|Language||A language of the intellectual content of the resource.|| LANGUAGES|
|Coverage||Spatial||Spatial characteristics of the intellectual content of the resource.|| GEOGRAPHY|
|Temporal||Temporal characteristics of the intellectual content of the resource.|| ERAS|
|Cultural||Cultural characteristics of the intellectual content of the resource.|| IBSS |
Ethnic Group (ET/AFS)