Mapping for end users

The main objective of the project is that UB's mapped vocabularies, Humord and Realfagstermer, can be utilized for subject searching in end-user tools.

February 16th 2017 the University of Oslo Library sent a project application (pdf, norwegian) to the National Library of Norway (NB) asking for funding for a two-year project, Mapping for end-users. The project was granted money by NB May the same year.

The Mapping for end-users project is a direct continuation of the two-year project Mapping to Norwegian WebDewey, which received NB funds for the 2015-2016 period. For further information on this project, see the project application (pdf, norwegian) and the grant letter (pdf, norwegian), as well as the mid-term report to NB from October 2015, and the final report dated June 6th 2017. The predecessor of Mapping to Norwegian WebDewey was the project Tesaurus mapping in the project Towards a general Norwegian thesaurus?, cf. the final report (pdf, english).

Mapping for end-users will consist of three main activities: exploration, development, and mapping, which will run parallel and interfere with each other.

  1. Explore the knowledge organizational potential of mappings from an end user perspective
  2. Develop an interface for end-user tools that utilize mappings in subject searching
  3. Complete the mappings of the vocabularies Humord and Realfagerstermer to Norwegian WebDewey

Mid-term report (norwegian)

Policy statement

Data sources used in the project

Links and resources:

Technology and standards used:

EDUG and guidelines for mapping

The project (like its predecessors) is an active participant in the European DDC Users Group (EDUG) cooperation, including development and maintenance of the Dewey mapping guidelines. Based on these guidelines, we've contructed some project-related working documents:

In connection with the EDUG Annual Meeting in 2015 and 2016, we organized a workshop on mapping, and contributed several presentations. The project presented the status of our mapping work on EDUG 2017:

Outreach (current project and precursors)

Printed resources


Published Aug. 2, 2018 1:02 PM - Last modified Jan. 6, 2020 3:33 PM