November 28, 2015

Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus in SKOS/RDF Format

From LAC:

Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce a new downloadable version of the Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus in SKOS/RDF format. The Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus is a bilingual thesaurus consisting of terminology that represents all the fields covered in the information resources of the Government of Canada. Library and Archives Canada is exploring the potential for linked data and the semantic web with LAC vocabularies, metadata and open content.

Links to Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus:

SKOS/RDF Version 

XML Version

CSV Version

Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus, 2010
A list of changes made since the previous PDF version, dated August 2009, is also available:

See Also: Changes to the Thesaurus between September 2009 and May 2010

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