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Developing Controlled Vocabularies

Front cover for MoRPHE Project Planning Note 2: Developing controlled vocabularies

MoRPHE Project Planning Note 2

This Project Planning note is intended to be used by managers and members of Historic Environment project teams who are following the MoRPHE project guidance and want to develop a controlled vocabulary.

Controlled vocabularies are used to index information held in information systems such as historic environment records, context record databases or museum collection catalogues. Use of a controlled vocabulary improves the accuracy of information retrieval. Their use may also be a requirement of national and/or internationally recognised data standards.

This Project Planning Note is intended to be read in conjunction with the MoRPHE Project Managers Guide which gives generic guidance on project management.


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Planning
  • Project execution
  • Review
  • Archive & Dissemination
  • Further information
  • Acknowledgement
  • Contact details

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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