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June 2020 release

The focus of the work in this period was on the creation of a new hierarchy, TECHNICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, and the inclusion of new topical concepts such as COVID-19 and DISINFORMATION.

Out of the 14 available languages, 12 have been updated. The exceptions are Spanish, since no organisation that can provide Spanish translations is currently participating in ELSST, and Danish, where no resources were available. Translation of Preferred Terms for all target languages is between 98-100% complete. The following changes were made to the English source language version:

  • 14 new concepts
  • 6 deleted concepts
  • 6 relabelled Preferred Terms
  • 21 new Entry Terms
  • 2 deleted Entry Terms
  • 18 new or changed Definitions
  • 1 new Scope Note
  • 46 changes to the Broader/Narrower Concepts
  • 14 changes to Related Concepts
  • 16 new or changed History Notes
  • 16 new or changed Definition Sources

Examples

  • New concepts include TECHNICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, COVID-19, CROWDFUNDING, and DISINFORMATION
  • Deleted concepts include STRUCTURES, WATER SERVICES (BUILDINGS), PIERS and PYLONS
  • Relabelled Preferred Terms include DISRUPTION OF INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES instead of DISCONNECTION OF SERVICES, and WASTEWATER DISPOSAL AND HANDLING instead of SEWAGE DISPOSAL AND HANDLING
  • New Entry Terms include FAKE NEWS as an Entry Term for DISINFORMATION, and GENERATING PLANTS as an Entry Term for POWER PLANTS
  • Deleted Entry Terms: ELECTRICITY, ELECTRICAL ENERGY
  • New or changed Definitions include the addition of Definitions to the following two terms: WASTEWATER DISPOSAL AND HANDLING (INFRASTRUCTURE FOR HANDLING AND DISPOSING OF WASTEWATER FROM INDUSTRIAL, DOMESTIC AND STORM RUN-OFF SOURCES), and COMPETITION LAW (THE BRANCH OF LAW CONCERNED WITH THE REGULATION OF ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES, RESTRICTIVE TRADE PRACTICES, AND ABUSES OF A DOMINANT POSITION OR MARKET POWER)
  • New Scope Note: WATER INFRASTRUCTURE: FOR TRANSPORT USE EITHER “SEA TRANSPORT” OR “INLAND WATER TRANSPORT”
  • Broader/Narrower Concept changes include the change of the Broader Concept of DAMS from STRUCTURES to WATER SUPPLY, and the Broader Concept of NUCLEAR POWER STATIONS from NUCLEAR POWER to POWER PLANTS