VALA2006 Session 10 Meitar

VALA2006 Questions of terminology and classification in digitising a Jewish Culture Heritage Collection

VALA 2006 CONCURRENT SESSION 10: Resource Capture and Access
Thursday 9 February 2006, 14:00 – 14:30
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VALA Peer Reviewed PaperAnat Meitar

Collections Assistant, Jewish Museum of Australia

Susan Faine

Curator, Collections, Jewish Museum of Australia

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In working toward a comprehensive computerised database of its collection, the Jewish Museum of Australia has been redefining its terminology and classification systems. These definitions have played a central part in determining inner relationships between collection items in an electronic environment, and thereby support the museum and the wide diverse range of communities searching the collection. Facilitating the multilingual requirements of the cultural collection is of high importance. This paper proposes to establish an online thesaurus for the international Jewish museums communities, in which they could name and identify their object’s terminology.