This is a help file explaining the use of the Subject Catalog, Source Type Catalog, and Search Engine. A general structural overview and tips & tricks are also provided.
This is a list of all keywords used in the Geo-Guide. The keywords are searchable through Geo-Guide search options. The GeoRef Thesaurus of the American Geological Institute (7. ed., 1994, ISBN: 0-922152-25-X) forms the basis of the Keyword List, so American English language is preferred. Most keywords are also searchable in the Multilingual Thesaurus of Geosciences (2. ed., 1995, ISBN: 1-57387-009-9) in the list for American English. The Multilingual Thesaurus is developed by a joint working group of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI). Some keywords are not listed in the GeoRef Thesaurus, so in these cases the Subject Headings of the Library of Congress Classification are used.
Acronyms and Abbreviations List:
This is a list of all acronyms and abbreviations used in the Geo-Guide. The terms are searchable through Geo-Guide search options (simple or advanced search) in the categories "any" (for fulltext), "keywords", "description", "title", or "publisher". The list contains abbreviations of subject-specific societies, surveys, publishers, etc., as well as some interdisciplinary terms like LOC, and acronyms used in the earth sciences like GPS or TEM.
Earth Sciences related Job Sites:
Sites offering Job Opportunities.
This list provides a concordance between all used classification systems (GOK, BK, DDC, UDC). Each classification is searchable in our database.
Source Type Catalog:
The Source Type Catalog arranges records by type of the resources. A list of all document types used in Geo-Guide is available. Those types that are not self-explanatory have a little description.
The Subject Catalog arranges records along a subject-specific classification. The Concordance List also shows the verbal expression of the classification system. GOK is used in the Geo-Guide to build the Subject Catalog.
In our database we use the ISO 3166 code to map the country of the described thematic server. Two-letter alphabetic codes are used. See also the code list of the Council of European National Top level domain Registries (CENTR).
Geo-Guide Metadata Concept:
The concept of metadata used in the SSG-FI project is based on Dublin Core and complemented by a few other elements. As so-called "SSG categories", statistical data (STATISTICS) and an evaluation of the resource (EVALUATION) have been added. The internal categories are used for database administration only and are not displayed for users of the SSG-FI system.
The template used to catalog and describe resources is identical in the different academic disciplines involved, with one exception: the primary subject classification scheme. In the MathGuide the internationally accepted MSC is used. Due to the lack of a similarly accepted universal classification scheme in the other subjects, a local classification system (GOK) is used as a primary scheme, and internationally or nationally known schemes (DDC and BK) are used as a secondary classification.
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