Water Transport: Indexed and Searchable Subject

Boats at Sunset

Boats at Sunset

“Water transport” is one of the many subjects that can be used to search for concepts, rather than keywords, in the paragraphs and pages of ethnographic and archaeological texts of eHRAF World Cultures and Archaeology.

Each subject, based on the Outline of Cultural Materials or OCM, includes a description. “Water transport” is described as “number, types, and distribution of shipping services; passenger and freight capacity and traffic; sailing schedules; fares and freight charges; booking arrangements; specialized personnel (e.g., line and engineer officers, crews, longshoremen, traffic agents); organization (e.g., shipping companies); regulation; etc.”

This screenshot shows an Advanced Search using the “water transport” OCM subject.



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