[Humanist] 22.730 controlled vocabularies

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sun May 3 08:19:14 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 730.
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        Date: Sat, 02 May 2009 16:47:43 -0500
        From: John Laudun <jlaudun at mac.com>
        Subject: Re: controlled vocabularies?

On 2009-05-02, at 01:04 , Humanist Discussion Group wrote:

> I'm trying to ascertain the existence of specific controlled  
> vocabularies in
> the humanities and social sciences (and/or fields therein).  I'm
> particularly interested in those used with institutional  
> repositories, if
> they exist.  If you know of controlled vocabularies that are widely  
> accepted
> and used in the relevant fields outside of IRs (in journals, for  
> example),
> I'd appreciate pointers to those too.

Folklorists have something like this with the Ethnographic Thesaurus.  
You can find it on the website of the American Folklore Society:


John Laudun
Department of English
University of Louisiana – Lafayette
Lafayette, LA 70504-4691
laudun at louisiana.edu
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