Research related resources

The purpose of this page is to hold the list of resources used, revisited and observed during our research. Its main objective is to serve as project bookmark and reminder rather than a quality resource selection.


AHBR – Art and Humanities Research Board

Bliss Classification Association

CRG – Classification Research Group
[no web page available]

DNER – The Distributed National Electronic Resource

DCMI – Dublin Core Metadata Initiative

FISH – Forum on Information Standards in Heritage

H-Net – Humanities and Social Sciences Online

ISKO – International Society for Knowledge Organization

NKOS -Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services

OAI – Open Archives Initiative

RDN – Resource Discovery Network – The Semantic Web Community Portal

Text REtrieval Conference (TREC)

W3C Semantic Web activity

Web Ontology Working Group

Related projects

FACET Project – Thesaurus based access to multimedia collections: faceted retrieval tools

GERHARD 2 – German Harvest Automated Retrieval and Directory

HILT – The High-Level Thesaurus Phase II


Vocabulary exchange

The Standards-based Access Service to Multilingual Lexicons and Terminologies Project (SALT)

OntoWeb – Ontology-based information exchange for knowledge management and electronic commerce

Portal technology

The Subject Portals Project

Portals & Portal Frameworks

Digital Resources in Humanities

Palaeography – Developing the National Resource

Argos – search engine for covering the ancient and medieval world

The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies

The Index of Christian Art

Hill Monastic Manuscript Library

MASTER: Manuscript Access through Standards for Electronic Records

MALVINE – Manuscripts and Letters via Integrated Network in Europe

Online Reference book for Medieval studies- Internet Medieval Sourcebook

Guide to the Philosophy Online

Noesis: Philosophical Research On-line

Philosophy around the Web

Guide to Internet Resources for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

Religious Studies Internet Links

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Vocabulary modelling and exchange standards

MARC 21 Concise Format for Classification Data

Concise UNIMARC Classification Format (draft)

Requirements for a Format for Classification Data (By E. W. Woods)

USMARC Format for Classification Data

ISO 12200:1999 MAchine-Readable Terminology Interchange Format (MARTIF)

Open Lexicon Interchange Format (OLIF)

ISO 16642 Terminological Markup Framework

Information Flow Framework Language (IFF)

XML Topic Maps (XTM) 1.0

The DARPA Agent Markup Language (DAML)

The Ontology Inference Layer (OIL)

Web Ontology Language (OWL)

ISO/IEC 13250:2000 Topic Maps

XFML Core – eXchangeable Faceted Metadata Language

Simple HTML Ontology extension (SHOE)

Unified Modelling Language (UML)

The Vocabulary Markup Language (Voc-ML)

Zthes: a Z39.50 Profile for Thesaurus Navigation

METS – Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard

Metadata standards and schemas

SPECTRUM – The UK Museum Documentation Standard

MIDAS – the Monument Inventory Data Standard

Powell, Andy and Pete Johnston. Guidelines for implementing Dublin Core in XML (DCMI Proposed Recommendation)

Kokkelink, Stefan and Roland Schw�nzl. Expressing Qualified Dublin Core in RDF / XML (DCMI Proposed Recommendation)

Weibel, Stuart, Tom Baker, Tod Matola, Eric Miller. DRAFT Namespace Policy for the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI Working Draft)


W3C Encoding standards

XML Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Second Edition)

The XML Cover Pages

RDF RDF Vocabulary Description Language 1.0: RDF

Dave Beckett’s Resource Description Framework (RDF) Resource Guide


Conceptual relationships for encoding thesauri, classification systems and organised metadata collections and a proposal for encoding a core set of thesaurus relationships using an RDF Schema
Expressing Qualified Dublin Core in RDF / XML

Standards suggested for metadata vocabularies (language, format, coverage, date)

IS0-3166 Codes for representation of names of countries
English country names and code elements and corresponding ISO 3166-1-Alpha-2 code elements

ISO 639:1988 Codes for the representation of names of languages
Alpha-3 codes arranged alphabetically by English name of language

(ISO 639-2) RFC 2396 Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax

RFC 2046


OAI PMH – The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting

Directory Access Protocol

SOAP – Simple Object Access Protocol

Z39.50 Profiles

The Bath Profile: An International Z39.50 Specification for Library Applications and Resource Discovery Release 1.1 Internationally Registered Profile


Vocabulary resources in humanities


Bliss Bibliographic Classification 2nd ed. (outline)

Broad System of Ordering Outline
[full schedules]

Dewey Decimal Classification – Summaries

Universal Decimal Classification Outline (approx. 400 classes)

Universal Decimal Classification Online (passwd protected)

Universella Decimalklassifikationen (Swedish)

Royal Historical Society – Classification and subject indexing scheme


Arts & Architecture Thesaurus

Australian Pictorial Thesaurus (APT)

British Museum Materials Thesaurus

British Object Names Thesaurus

HASSET – Humanities And Social Science Electronic Thesaurus

MDA Arechaeological Objects Thesaurus

Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus
(FATKS relevant categories: AA Art, Music, Literature; HI History and Archeology; SO Society and Culture)

Other vocabulary sources

INSCRIPTION – List of worldlists


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Subject Gateways

Humbul Humanities Hub

Indexes and Databases – Arts & Humanities





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Journals and newsletters


Aslib Proceedings

D-Lib Magazine

First Monday

Journal of Digital Information

Journal of Documentation

Knowledge Organization

Program: electronic library and information systems

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Conferences and workshops

ISKO France, Grenoble, 3 – 4 July 2003. Conceptual Approaches in Knowledge Organization: 4th Congress of the French Chapter of the International Society of Knowledge Organization.

69th IFLA General Conference and Council: Access Point Library: Media – Information – Culture, Berlin, Germany, 1 – 9 August 2003.

DRH2003 – Digital Resources for the Humanities, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK, 31 August – 3 September 2003.

ECDL 2003 – 7th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. August 17-22, Trondheim, NorwayDC-2003 – Dublin Core Conference: Supporting Communities of Discourse and Practice – Metadata Research and Application. Seattle, Washington USA, 28 Sept – 2 October 2003.

ISKO 2004 – 8th International ISKO Conference: Knowledge Organization and the Global Information Society, London, 13 – 16 July, 2004.