This is a second endorsement of the Australian’s work on functions.


From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Christie Peterson
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 4:53 PM
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Subject: Re: [EAD] Function terms for EAC


The Australians recently posted a new version of the Australian Governments' Interactive Functions Thesaurus (AGIFT) for comments. It's not final, but may meet your needs:




Christie Peterson


On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 4:02 PM, Elizabeth Perkes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Does anyone know of a good functional taxonomy/thesaurus for identifying functions of government operations? I'd prefer one that goes into some detail about activities and transactions. What vocabularies are out there, or is everyone making up their own? This is for use in EAC, where functions have their own hierarchies and relationships with other functions, named entities, and record collections.


Elizabeth Perkes
Electronic Records Archivist
Utah State Archives
346 South Rio Grande
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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