7 April 2003

Enhanced Version of UN Bibliographic Information System Thesaurus Now Available on Internet

NEW YORK, 4 April (UN Headquarters) -- The Dag Hammarskjöld Library today announced the launch of an enhanced version of the United Nations Bibliographic Information System Thesaurus (UNBIS Thesaurus).

The newly revised fourth edition of the UNBIS Thesaurus may be accessed directly at http://lib-thesaurus.un.org or by selecting the link on the Library's home page http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl.

The UNBIS Thesaurus has a user-friendly interface with enhanced search features. It is fully electronic and available in the six official United Nations languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. A beta version of the Thesaurus was initially launched in November 2001.

The Thesaurus is the authoritative taxonomy used by major United Nations libraries for subject analysis, as well as for subject searches in the United Nations Bibliographic Information System (UNBISnet) and the United Nations Official Document System (ODS).

Users are encouraged to send comments and suggestions to the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Webmaster, dhl_www@un.or, so that the site can be continually improved in response to users' needs.

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* Press Release PI/1467 of 27 March should have been PI/1469.