Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary (IPSV)

Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary (IPSV), to be released on April 4th 2005. The IPSV will merge all three existings lists into one list, applicable to website metadata, electronic document and record management systems, content management systems, and all situations for managing electronic information and services.

See press release

Setiing aside the use in public sector IT systems, this may be a useful tool if you are searching extensively for public sector information. Particularly if you want to search the web before making an FOI request and want use common terminology, it may also help to narrow down a request or write your requests clearly.

Download current version (MS Word)
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An example from the list:

Energy and fuel
. . Energy conservation
. . Energy efficiency
. . Fossil fuels
. . Nuclear energy
. . Renewable energy
. . . Biofuels
. . . Solar energy
. . . Tidal power
. . . Wind power
. . . . Windmills

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