A Comparison of The Art and Architecture Thesaurus and The Thesaurus for Graphic Materials for the Subject Cataloging of Islamic Architecture Images.
Since the subjects of print materials and visual media vary, it is useful to have separate standardized vocabularies when cataloging different types of media. The Art and Architecture Thesaurus and The Thesaurus of Graphic Materials are two thesauri developed specifically for cataloging images; however, the development of the majority of thesauri and subject heading lists used widely throughout the United States took place in and for the United States, and therefore these resources tend to be very Western-centric. This creates difficulties when cataloging non-Western media, as many of the necessary terms may not be available or specific enough. This study compares the coverage of Islamic architecture terms in The Art and Architecture Thesaurus and The Thesaurus of Graphic Materials, two thesauri developed specifically for cataloging images.
Advisor:Jerry D. Saye
School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
cataloging of graphic materials
Date of Publication:04/17/2005