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Controlled Vocabulary for Rare Materials Cataloging

  • Welcome to the Controlled Vocabulary for Rare Materials Cataloging. This scheme is developed and maintained by the Controlled Vocabularies Editorial Group of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (ACRL/ALA). These thesauri provide standardized vocabulary for retrieving special collections materials by form, genre, or by various physical characteristics that are typically of interest to researchers and special collections librarians, and for relating materials to individuals or corporate bodies. For information about the scope, application, and historical development of a thesaurus, please consult the digitized introductions to each text. All terms from the original print versions, as well as additions and changes since publication, are integrated into the databases below. We appreciate your patience as we improve the design and functionality of these databases, and welcome your comments. Proposal form for terms: Contact email: [email protected]
  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Top Scheme Members

  • Scope Notes

    • version 2.0
    • This is a beta version of this vocabulary, not to be used in cataloging.
  • Change Notes

    • 2022-10-26: modified
    • 2016-06-01: new
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