These documents contain information about editorial practice for the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)®, the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)®, the Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)®, and the Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)®. The guidelines are subject to frequent modification and addition.

Purpose of these guidelines
These editorial guidelines for the AAT, ULAN, TGN, and CONA contain rules and guidelines intended for contributors to the Getty vocabularies and the editors of the Getty Vocabulary Program. References to the in-house editorial system, VCS (Vocabulary Coordination System), may appear. Contributors to the AAT, TGN, ULAN, CONA and implementers of the licensed vocabulary data should consult these guidelines, extrapolating information and guidance appropriate for their own needs and uses.

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus® (AAT), the Union List of Artist Names® (ULAN), the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names® (TGN), and the Cultural Objects Name Authority® (CONA) are copyrighted by the J. Paul Getty Trust. Companies and institutions interested in regular or extensive use of the vocabularies should consider licensing options, including fee-free Linked Open Data.




Revised 26 August 2015