Skywalker Sound Supervising Sound Editor Tim Nielsen has released Universal Category System 8.2 (UCS), the final release of the system designed for the organization and categorization of sound effects and sound assets.
UCS is a public domain initiative by Tim Nielsen, Justin Drury, Kai Paquin, among others, and supported by sound librarians, vendors, and users from around the globe. The aim is to provide and encourage the use of a set category list for the classification of sound effects.
The creators hope to provide tools to make naming and categorizing sound effects easier for everyone who maintains their own personal or a professional library.
UCS documents a hierarchical system for organizing sound, and standardizes tagging metadata to make searching large collections of sounds more consistent and reliable.
Universal Category System is available via the UCS site.