The Getty Vocabularies: Content Review and Usage Status (90 min.)
Gregg GARCIA - Software Architect, Getty Research Institute
Jonathan WARD - Standards Editor, Getty Research Institute
The Getty Vocabularies: Multilingual Thesauri for Access to Art History (25 min.)
Getty Vocabularies have been at the forefront of access to art and cultural heritage information, providing standardized terminologies used to document cultural works since the 1980s. First, there will be a brief overview of the four Getty Vocabularies: the
Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT), the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN), the Union List of Artist Names (ULAN), and the Cultural Object Name Authority (CONA) with its accompanying Iconography Authority (IA). Why are they essential? We will discuss
users and access, updates on continuing efforts to enrich the Vocabularies, including new contributions, areas of focus, and international partnerships.
Linked Open Data and the Getty Vocabularies: Expanding
Access (25 min.)
The Getty Vocabularies have been available as Linked Open Data since 2015. This segment will briefly focus on providing our LOD to the community, semantic structure, and will also discuss the methods by which museums and
institutions utilize our LOD. We will cover more deeply our Web Services and OpenRefine for harnessing our data, as well as our SPARQL endpoint.
Usage Examples and Future Initiatives (25 min.)
Who uses the Vocabularies and how will we make them improve? This segment will discuss our international translation projects, the International Terminology Working Group, how museums and institutes in the field use our data, and how we, in turn, can help
better provide that data. We’ll discuss our plans for the future, including numerous digital initiatives at the Getty Research Institute that involve direct partnerships with the Vocabulary Program, as well as other institutions. Additional topics include
social media, visualizations, and data sharing.
Conclusion: The Vocabulary Program’s Commitment to Access (15 min. incl. questions)
An open forum to discuss technical or content-related
issues, with a focus on access and contributions.