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Use of Thesauri as standard keywords

Use of Thesauri as standard keywords

Hi All,

I'm involved in an exciting project at the Natural History Museum, London which aims to develop a website drawing on themed AV multimedia within EMu. The nature of the AV will be interviews with staff members recounting their experiences of working within the Museum. This kind of project is particularly attractive to the social science sector.

The project is very much in its infancy, but one of the issues we are beginning to think about is how we might 'classify' the narratives and I just wanted to find out how other institues may have done this.
For example, have institutes adopted standard thesauri (e.g. UNESCO) to use as keywords? Have the thesauri been flexible enough to be able to be used in other Narrative projects thus allowing inter-narrative searching? Or has it been the case that specific projects require different thesauri?
Alternatively, have institutes decided to develop their own system of institute specific keywords?

Another method of 'classifying' narratives is to use the hierarchical lookup on the Classification Tab. Are institites tending to develop their own values for this?

This is our first project involving Narratives. It is quite daunting. So we would really appreciate any advise you can offer.

many thanks

Dave Smith
Natural History Museum, London

Dave Smith
Earth Sciences Data Manager
Natural History Museum, London

David Smith
Earth Sciences Data Manager
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