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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

  • Executive briefing – a high-level overview of Thema v1.4 (PDF)
  • Basic Instructions for use of Thema v1.4 (PDF)
  • Using Thema and ONIX together common questions and answers on Thema 1.4 (PDF)
  • Diversity and inclusion – using Thema v1.4 and ONIX to improve discoverability (PDF) Updated
  • Thema worked examples – illustrated uses for Thema codes v1.4 (PDF)
  • Thema for Booksellers – an illustrated introduction to Thema v1.4 for booksellers (PDF) New

    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 German (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) Translation - all headings and notes- updated 27/08/2020
    • Version 1.4 categories and codes in Japanese (Excel, HTML, XML and JSON) Translation - all headings and notes- updated 10/10/2020
    • 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
    •  Version 1.4 categories and codes in Swedish (ExcelHTML,XML and JSONTranslation - all headings - updated 20/08/2020

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


    Thema v1.4 mappings

  • Mapping from BISAC 2019 to Thema v1.4 codes (Excel)
  • Mapping procedure from BIC 2.1 to Thema v1.4 codes  (Excel)
  • Mapping procedure from Thema v1.4 to BIC 2.1 codes (Excel)


Thema v1.4 other resources and information

 

 

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