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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). See Thema v1.4 other resources and information below for list of all new codes.

Version 1.4.2 was released in October 2020 with 40 new national qualifiers added. This remains fully backward compatable and all the new national qualifers can be taken back to their root codes for those implementors who do not need to use the national qualifiers. See Thema v1.4 other resources and information below for list of all new codes.


 

Thema v1.4 documentation

Thema v1.4 browser version and translations

  • Interactive Thema category browser – includes the latest Arabic, Czech, Danish, English, German, Spanish, Finnish, French, Canadian French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Dutch, Flemish, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian listings, plus partial 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 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)

  • Vversion 1.4 categories and codes in English (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON Updated 23/10/2020 – v1.4.2
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Arabic (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) Updated translation - all headings for v 1.3 06/06/21
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Brazilian Portuguese (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) Updated translation - all headings / most notes - 9/12/20
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Danish (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) Updated translation - all headings / most notes - 23/10/20
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Dutch (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) Updated translation - all headings - 19/02/21
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Finnish (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) Updated translation - all headings - 27/10/20
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Flemish (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) Updated translation - all headings - 30/07/21
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in French (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) Updated translation - all headings / all notes - 26/01/21
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in German (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) Updated translation - all headings and notes - 27/10/20
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Italian (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) Updated translation - all headings and notes - 16/02/21
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Japanese (Excel, HTML, XML and JSONUpdated translation - all headings and notes - 24/05/21
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Korean (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) New translation - all headings and notes - 02/03/21
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Norwegian - Bokmål (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) Updated translation - all headings and notes - 11/03/21 - includes Norwegian bookshop headings - updated to remove typos
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Norwegian - Nynorsk (Excel, HTML, XML and JSONUpdated translation - all headings - 11/03/21 - includes Norwegian bookshop headings  - updated to remove typos
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Spanish (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) Updated translation - all headings and notes - 17/03/21
  •  Version 1.4 categories and codes in Swedish (ExcelHTMLXML and JSONUpdated translation - all headings - updated 21/06/21 - update some headings
  • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Ukrainian - (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) New translation - headings and notes - 06/06/21

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


Thema v1.4 mappings

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)
  • How metadata can help children's publishers avoid harmful gender stereotyping – paper by Usborne Publishing (PDF) NEW
  • Listing of all new codes and all changes for version 1.4 (April 2020) (PDF)
  • New national extensions added October 2020 (v1.4.2) (PDF)
  • Announcement of release of Thema v1.4(April 2020) (PDF)

Thema v1.4 resources in other languages

Thema previous versions

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