I am looking for such catalogues of functions as well, in particular for functions of universities or HEIs. If something is known on this field, I would be happy to get more on it! I have Samuel’s book and some models from JISC and Oxford university, only. But those are no thesauri, taxonomies or catalogues, unfortunately.

Could you be so kind and let me know more about how to use the EAC-tags for building up hierarchies of functions? We would like to do something similar, here, but we are going the very first steps yet.


Karsten Kühnel, M.A.



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At the New York State Archives we use Art and Architecture Thesauraus for our function terms.





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>>> Elizabeth Perkes <[log in to unmask]> 3/21/2014 4:02 PM >>>

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.


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