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Leabharlann UCD
An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile
Átha Cliath,
Belfield, Baile Átha Cliath 4,
Eire
UCD Library
University Colle...
Project Description
• Partners: Digital Repository of Ireland, National
Library of Ireland
• Thesaurus Construction Guidel...
Project Description
• Digital Archiving in Ireland
DRI report
• Common issues
– Custom vocabularies
– Adapted vocabularies...
What is a Thesaurus?
Thesauri Browsing, navigating
Synonyms, antonyms, making
connections, definitions, scope
Hierarchical...
Construction Guidelines
• Main elements of a
thesaurus
– Terms and concepts
– Relationships (USE, UF, BT,
NT, RT)
– Notes,...
Construction Guidelines
• Main elements of a
thesaurus
– Terms and concepts
– Relationships (USE, UF, BT,
NT, RT)
– Notes,...
Construction Guidelines
• Main elements of a
thesaurus
– Terms and concepts
– Relationships (USE, UF, BT,
NT, RT)
– Notes,...
Construction Guidelines
• Main elements of a
thesaurus
– Terms and concepts
– Relationships (USE, UF, BT,
NT, RT)
– Notes,...
Pilot Thesaurus
Why Irish folklore?
• Most potential for reuse among
specialised collections across
Ireland
• Covers many ...
Construction Process
• Term selection
• Structure
• Facet analysis
• Relationships
• Alphabetical view
• Expert review
• D...
Pilot Thesaurus
Term Selection I
Vocabulary Resources
– A Handbook of Irish Folklore
by Seán Ó Suilleabháin
– Bealoideas: ...
Pilot Thesaurus
Pilot Thesaurus
Systematic Structure
Hierarchical Display
– Subjects or facets at top of
hierarchy?
– Decided on fundament...
Pilot Thesaurus
Facet Analysis
– ISO: “grouping of concepts of the same inherent
category”
• Objects, materials, people, p...
• Time
• Place / Space /
Environment
• Products
• Activities
• Processes and
Phenomena
• Events
• Agents
• Objects
• Mater...
Pilot Thesaurus
Pilot Thesaurus
Pilot Thesaurus
Pilot Thesaurus
Pilot Thesaurus
Future Development and Collaboration
Ireland
– National Folklore Collection
(based in UCD)
– Dúchas.ie
– Project to digiti...
Future Development and Collaboration
International Collaboration
• European folklorists, esp.
Scandinavian
• Digital libra...
Thank you!
UF Thanks!
UF Cheers!
UF Ta!
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Pilot Thesaurus of Irish Folklore: a collaborative project by the Digital Repository of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland

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Presentation given by Catherine Ryan, Collections Support Librarian, UCD Library, at the CONUL Conference, Athlone, Ireland, June 2, 2016.

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Pilot Thesaurus of Irish Folklore: a collaborative project by the Digital Repository of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland

  1. 1. Leabharlann UCD An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath, Belfield, Baile Átha Cliath 4, Eire UCD Library University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Pilot Thesaurus of Irish Folklore A Collaborative Project by the Digital Repository of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland Catherine Ryan Collections Support Librarian Collection Services
  2. 2. Project Description • Partners: Digital Repository of Ireland, National Library of Ireland • Thesaurus Construction Guidelines – http://apps.dri.ie/motif/docs/guidelines.pdf • Pilot Thesaurus of Irish Folklore – Demonstration of the guidelines – http://apps.dri.ie/motif/vocab/index.php
  3. 3. Project Description • Digital Archiving in Ireland DRI report • Common issues – Custom vocabularies – Adapted vocabularies – Irish content
  4. 4. What is a Thesaurus? Thesauri Browsing, navigating Synonyms, antonyms, making connections, definitions, scope Hierarchical relationships EquivalenceRelationships, AssociativeRelationships, ScopeNotes Search: consistency, remove ambiguity, improveprecision Controlled Vocabulary, Restricted List of Terms
  5. 5. Construction Guidelines • Main elements of a thesaurus – Terms and concepts – Relationships (USE, UF, BT, NT, RT) – Notes, node labels, and arrays • Facet analysis • Construction process
  6. 6. Construction Guidelines • Main elements of a thesaurus – Terms and concepts – Relationships (USE, UF, BT, NT, RT) – Notes, node labels, and arrays • Facet analysis • Construction process
  7. 7. Construction Guidelines • Main elements of a thesaurus – Terms and concepts – Relationships (USE, UF, BT, NT, RT) – Notes, node labels, and arrays • Facet analysis • Construction process
  8. 8. Construction Guidelines • Main elements of a thesaurus – Terms and concepts – Relationships (USE, UF, BT, NT, RT) – Notes, node labels, and arrays • Facet analysis • Construction process
  9. 9. Pilot Thesaurus Why Irish folklore? • Most potential for reuse among specialised collections across Ireland • Covers many aspects of Irish life • Existing sources • Large potential for collaboration on a national and international level
  10. 10. Construction Process • Term selection • Structure • Facet analysis • Relationships • Alphabetical view • Expert review • Documentation
  11. 11. Pilot Thesaurus Term Selection I Vocabulary Resources – A Handbook of Irish Folklore by Seán Ó Suilleabháin – Bealoideas: Journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society
  12. 12. Pilot Thesaurus
  13. 13. Pilot Thesaurus Systematic Structure Hierarchical Display – Subjects or facets at top of hierarchy? – Decided on fundamental facets – Easily updated structure – Good demonstration of the ISO 25964 hierarchy rules • Thing/kind • Whole/part • Particular instances of classes Agents People Animals Objects Natural objects Man-made structures
  14. 14. Pilot Thesaurus Facet Analysis – ISO: “grouping of concepts of the same inherent category” • Objects, materials, people, places, etc. – Ranganathan, 1920s and 1930s • Personality, Matter, Energy, Space, Time – Classification Research Group, 1960s • Thing, kind, part, property, material, process, operation, agent, patient, product, by-product, space and time
  15. 15. • Time • Place / Space / Environment • Products • Activities • Processes and Phenomena • Events • Agents • Objects • Materials • Attributes and Properties • Parts • Genre • Abstract Entities and Concepts Pilot Thesaurus
  16. 16. Pilot Thesaurus
  17. 17. Pilot Thesaurus
  18. 18. Pilot Thesaurus
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  20. 20. Pilot Thesaurus
  21. 21. Future Development and Collaboration Ireland – National Folklore Collection (based in UCD) – Dúchas.ie – Project to digitise the National Folklore Collection of Ireland. – Folklore experts get a feel for the thesaurus to see if it works in its current format.
  22. 22. Future Development and Collaboration International Collaboration • European folklorists, esp. Scandinavian • Digital libraries, digitisation • Common approach • Linked Data? • Common patterns?
  23. 23. Thank you! UF Thanks! UF Cheers! UF Ta!

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