The functions hierarchy in the AAT was built on a list developed for the
NEH-funded Government Records Project which got many state archives into
the MARC business. It is the most complete, archivally-developed list
that I know of. Though, like all thesuari, certainly not
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> From: Elizabeth H. Dow[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, December 28, 1998 1:21 PM
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> Subject: Government functions thesaurus?
> Determined to develop no thesaurus of our own, my indexer and
> have searched for a thesaurus of government functions. We found LCs
> thesaurus of Legislative Indexing Terms, and find it better than LCSH,
> still wanting. I notice some people using the AAT for <function> terms
> (analogous to MARC 657). Can anyone suggest others out there?
> Elizabeth H. Dow, Ph.D. [log in to unmask]
> Special Collections -- Bailey/Howe Library
> University of Vermont "Dare to be stupid."