Local Government Category List

The Local Government Category List (LGCL) is a metadata standard controlled vocabulary of subject metadata terms related to local government , published in the UK . It has been superseded by the Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary (IPSV) but remains available for reference.

Development

The LGCL was developed by the Local Authority Websites National Project (LAWs), an initiative that aimed to meet the “requirement for a structured approach to information handling, publication and navigation”. [1] The LGCL was a part of the London Borough of Camden . [2] Version 1.0 was released in October 2003 and version 1.01 in the following month. [3] [4] Version 1.02 was released in January 2004 and officially remains the current full version. [5] Version 1.03 was published in March 2004 but is still considered to be a draft. [6] The LGCL was merged with the Government Category List , and the seamlessUK taxonomy to form the Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary(IPSV) as part of the UK Government e-GMS initiative. [7] [8] The LGCL has since been mapped back to the IPSV as well as having been mapped to the Government Category List and the Local Government Services List (the ‘PID List’) and the previous APLAWS Category List. [9] The LGCL and mappings are published in XML , PDF and Word formats. [10] LGCL is formally deprecated in favor of the IPSV. [11] And the seamlessUK taxonomy to form the Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary (IPSV) as part of the UK Government e-GMS initiative. [7] [8] The LGCL has since been mapped back to the IPSV as well as having been mapped to the Government Category List and the Local Government Services List (the ‘PID List’) and the previous APLAWS Category List. [9] The LGCL and mappings are published in XML , PDF and Word formats. [10] LGCL is formally deprecated in favor of the IPSV. [11] And the seamlessUK taxonomy to form the Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary (IPSV) as part of the UK Government e-GMS initiative. [7] [8] The LGCL has since been mapped back to the IPSV as well as having been mapped to the Government Category List and the Local Government Services List (the ‘PID List’) and the previous APLAWS Category List. [9] The LGCL and mappings are published in XML , PDF and Word formats. [10] LGCL is formally deprecated in favor of the IPSV. [11] [7] [8] The LGCL has since been mapped back to the IPSV as well as having been mapped to the Government Category List and the Local Government Services List (the ‘PID List’) and the previous APLAWS Category List. [9] The LGCL and mappings are published in XML , PDF and Word formats. [10] LGCL is formally deprecated in favor of the IPSV. [11] [7] [8] The LGCL has since been mapped back to the IPSV as well as having been mapped to the Government Category List and the Local Government Services List (the ‘PID List’) and the previous APLAWS Category List. [9] The LGCL and mappings are published in XML , PDF and Wordformats. [10] LGCL is formally deprecated in favor of the IPSV. [11] PDF and Word formats. [10] LGCL is formally deprecated in favor of the IPSV. [11] PDF and Word formats. [10] LGCL is formally deprecated in favor of the IPSV. [11]

Description

The LGCL includes a poly-hierarchy of terms, comprising thirteen broad high-level terms divided into increasingly detailed sub-levels. The top-level terms are:

  • Business
  • Community and living
  • Council, government and democracy
  • Education and learning
  • Environment
  • Health and social care
  • Housing
  • Jobs and careers
  • Legal services
  • Leisure and culture
  • Policing and public safety
  • Social Issues
  • Transport and streets

These top-level terms are each divided into two-level terms, and some of them may be further sub-divided into sub-levels of detail. Thus, for example, “Wheelchairs” appears as a sixth-level sub-division of Health and Social Care:

  • Health and social care
    • Health and medical care
      • Physical disability
        • Disability equipment
          • Mobility
            • Wheelchairs

“Cycling”, “cycling”, “Cycling”, “Cycling”, “Cycling”, “cycling”, “cycling”, “cycling” Outdoor pursuits under “Leisure and culture”, “Sports”, “Types of sports”, “Outdoor pursuits”, “Cycling”. Synonyms are provided for many of the preferred terms. The standard also includes a commitment that will not be removed from the list but may change status or move position in the hierarchy between versions. [12]

Use

One of the most important features of the site was the availability of a local authority. [12] The standard was also recommended for use as a basis for records management system files. [13]

Availability

The LGCL shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the operation of the equipment. [10]

References

  1. Jump up^ “What is LAWs?” . Local Authority Websites National Project . Retrieved January 25, 2016 .
  2. Jump up^ “LAWs Project Website: Information Architecture & Standards” . Local Authority Websites National Project . Retrieved January 25, 2016 .
  3. Jump up^ “Local Government Category List v1.0 released” . Local Authority Websites National Project. 14 October 2003 . Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  4. Jump up^ “LGCL v1.01” . Local Authority Websites National Project. 13 November 2003 . Retrieved January 25, 2016 .
  5. Jump up^ “LGCL v1.02 released” . Local Authority Websites National Project. 20 January 2004 . Retrieved January 25, 2016 .
  6. Jump up^ “LGCL 1.03 released” . Local Authority Websites National Project. 19 March 2004 . Retrieved January 25, 2016 .
  7. Jump up^ “IPSV / GCL” . Cabinet Office . Archived from the original on 25 November 2010.
  8. Jump up^ Atherton, Lucy (2002). “SeamlessUK – building bridges between information islands”. New Library World . 103 (11/12): 467-473. Doi :10.1108 / 03074800210452996 .
  9. Jump up^ Dodgson, Paul; Jeffrey-Cook, Richard (August 2007). “Developing the local government classification scheme” . BCS . Retrieved 18 January2016 .
  10. ^ Jump up to:a b “LGCL-Local Government Category List” . Local Authority Websites National Project. 12 January 2004 . Retrieved January 25, 2016 .
  11. Jump up^ “LGCL (Local Government Category List) Resources” . Local Authority Websites National Project. 12 January 2004 . Retrieved January 25, 2016 .
  12. ^ Jump up to:a b “Local Government Category List Version 1.02” (PDF) . Local Authority Websites National Project. 12 January 2004.
  13. Jump up^ “Developing a Fileplan for Local Government” (PDF) . In-Form Consult. 2004 . Retrieved January 25, 2016 .

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