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|Title: ||A controlled vocabulary for nursing and allied health in Norway|
|Authors: ||Flor, Patricia|
Aasen, Sigrun Espelien
|Issue Date: ||2001 |
|Abstract: ||Nursing and allied health libraries at educational institutions in Norway have
generally indexed their book collections with uncontrolled terms. With the reorganization
of higher education in 1994, the majority of these libraries joined
BIBSYS, which is a joint library system for higher education and research in Norway.
This has led to chaos when searching the joint catalogue for literature on
nursing and related fields. A term such as ‘behaviour problems’ may have up to
In an attempt to improve the quality of searching the health literature, BIBSYS
appointed a working group in the Spring of 1999 to find a suitable controlled
vocabulary for this subject area, and to see how this vocabulary could be integrated
into BIBSYS. The group presented its recommendations in October 1999.
The report has been well received by the BIBSYS Board and by user groups.
There are no Norwegian vocabularies that are suitable for use in nursing and
allied health, therefore it will be necessary to translate and combine existing thesauri.
The group has looked at the Nordic Multilingual Thesaurus on Health Promotion,
the Swedish Spriline Thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and
Subject Heading List. Other relevant thesauri are AMED/CATS Thesaurus,
Bioethics Thesaurus (Bioethicsline) and the RCN thesaurus.
The group recommends the development of a Norwegian thesaurus based
on a translation of parts of MeSH and
Subject Heading List.|
|Document type: ||Journal article|
|Appears in Collections:||Biblioteket|
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