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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Purpose: Dictionaries and thesauri have played a minor role in the field of archival studies in Iran since there are no official Persian sources that the archivist can refer to for determining the precise meaning of words used in archival texts. There are also a limited number of efficient English dictionaries and thesauri in this field. The present study aims to review the previous research on web-based thesauri and dictionaries and to introduce some web-based and online dictionaries and thesauri in the field of archival studies.
Methodology/ Approach: This article is a review study. The data, including web-based dictionaries and thesauri in the field of archives, were collected through literature review, internet search engines and online directories.
Findings: This study demonstrates that there is no printed or electronic dictionary or thesaurus in the field of archives in Iran. Most of the web-based dictionaries and thesauri reviewed in this study are published by universities, scientific associations and software development centers active in the field of archives. A number of these web-based dictionaries and thesauri have the option of phrase search and alphabetical search. Some others cover limited vocabularies and have no search option. But in both groups, comprehensive definitions and descriptions are presented for technical terms used in archiving.
Conclusions: By reviewing the dictionaries and thesauri introduced in this paper, archive experts in Iran can evaluate the performance and efficiency of these resources, select the most appropriate of them and develop the domestic model of these archival dictionaries and thesauri in Persian. The online version of these Persian dictionaries and thesauri in the field of archiving can be published on the web to be available for researchers and archivists of archiving centers.