Changes to ELSST

Overview of changes since the last release of ELSST

The current version of ELSST was released on 16 June 2020. The previous version dates from 10 September 2019.

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 Use For terms
  • 2 deleted Use For terms
  • 18 new or changed Scope Notes
  • 1 new Use Note
  • 46 changes to the Broader Term (BT)/Narrower Term (NT) relationships
  • 14 changes to Related Term relationships
  • 16 new or changed History Notes
  • 16 new or changed Scope Note 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 Use For terms include FAKE NEWS as UF of DISINFORMATION, and GENERATING PLANTS as a UF of POWER PLANTS
  • deleted Use For terms: ELECTRICITY, ELECTRICAL ENERGY
  • new or changed Scope Notes include the addition of scope notes 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 Use Note: WATER INFRASTRUCTURE: FOR TRANSPORT USE EITHER “SEA TRANSPORT” OR “INLAND WATER TRANSPORT”
  • BT/NT relationship changes include the change of BT of DAMS from STRUCTURES to WATER SUPPLY, and the BT of NUCLEAR POWER STATIONS from NUCLEAR POWER to POWER PLANTS

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