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Thema v1.4

Thema – the subject category scheme for a global book trade

Thema version 1.4

Thema version 1.4 was released at the beginning of April 2020. This version contains 143 new core subject categories and 549 new qualifiers (including new national extensions), plus numerous improvements to the wording of headings and notes, but it retains full backward compatibility with version 1.3 (no existing data needs to be modified or updated).

Thema v1.4 documentation

Thema v1.4 browser version and translations

  • Interactive Thema category browser – includes the latest Czech, Danish, English, German, Spanish, Finnish, French, Canadian French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmål),Norwegian (Nynorsk), Dutch, Flemish, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Slovak, Swedish and Turkish listings, plus partial Arabic and Russian translations (note that for all these languages, where a term has not yet been translated, the English term is shown instead). The interactive browser should choose your preferred language from those available automatically, according to preferences set in your web browser, but you can also select any of the available languages manually. Chinese, Korean and Greek translations have also been completed, but are not yet available here
  • Quick reference sheet for the category browser

Thema  v1.4 code lists and translations (Fully updated for 1.4)

  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in English (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON)
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Finnish (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) Translation - all headings - updated 26/05/2020
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Flemish (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) Translation - all headings - updated 01/07/2020
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Norwegian - Bokmaål (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) Translation - all headings and notes- updated 01/07/2020 -includes Norwegian bookshop headings
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Norwegian - Nynorsk (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON)Translation - all headings - new 01/07/2020 -includes Norwegian bookshop headings

Thema v1.4 code lists and translations Updated for 1.4 (some new categories not yet translated) 

Thema v1.4 other resources and information 

  • The entire database with the full range of headings and notes in all available languages – is available on request to EDItEUR members (SQLite3 binary file)
  • Listing of all the new codes and all the changes for version 1.4 (April 2020) (PDF)
  • Announcement of release of Thema v1.4 (April 2020) (PDF)

Previous versions of Thema  

Most files and information for version 1.3 are still available, as are archived older versions of Thema (v1.0, v1.1, v1.2).











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