Genre and Subject Terms

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Aug 31, 2018, 12:46:29 PM8/31/18
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Hi all, 

Wondering if anyone knows about or has used Thesaurus of Graphic Materials (TGM) terms in AtoM, LOC terms are available to use for free i understand, but does the same apply for TGM? I would assume so as it is still LOC? 



Dan Gillean

Sep 4, 2018, 2:43:37 PM9/4/18
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Hi Melissa,

As far as I'm aware, LoC releases all of its controlled vocabularies under open licenses. I couldn't actually find a license statement, but they do make all of TGM available for browsing, download, and even as a linked data service, which suggests they want people to use it.

Note that the default Genre terms included in AtoM come from LoC as well - they are derived from the LoC Basic Genre Terms for Cultural Heritage Materials.


Dan Gillean, MAS, MLIS
AtoM Program Manager
Artefactual Systems, Inc.

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