The documents on this page include presentations and other training materials for the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)®, the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)®, the Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)®, the Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)®, Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA), Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO), and standards in general. These materials are subject to frequent modification and addition.



Getty Vocabularies and Contributing
Presentations describing the history, scope, and characteristics of the Getty Vocabularies and how to contribute to them. For more details on contributions, see Contributing to the Getty Vocabularies. For detailed editorial rules for contributing, see the Editorial Guidelines. For comprehensive information on controlled vocabularies, see Introduction to Controlled Vocabularies.

AAT flier (PDF, 170 KB, 1pp)
TGN flier (PDF, 225 KB, 1pp)
ULAN flier (PDF, 320 KB, 1pp)
CONA flier (PDF, 270 KB, 1pp)
IA flier (PDF, 220 KB, 1pp)
Getty Vocabularies and Linked Open Data
Presentations and links to sites describing the history, scope, and characteristics of the Getty Vocabularies as Linked Open Data. For more details on the status of the LOD project, see the page devoted to LOD, Getty Vocabularies as Linked Open Data.

Linked Open Data Flier (PDF, 2 MB, 1pp)

Standards: CDWA, CCO, and Accessing Digital Materials
Presentations describing standards for cataloging art and related materials, including Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA), Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO), LIDO and CDWA Lite XML Schema for contributing art records via the OAI harvesting protocol, and other general information about standards and related projects.

CDWA flier (PDF, 120 KB, 1pp)

International Terminology Working Group meetings
The ITWG most recently met in August 2016 at the Getty Center and in September 2014 in Dresden, concurrent with the CIDOC conference. Topics included progress on ongoing translations of the AAT, how to create additional translations, technical issues concerning keeping the versions of AAT in sync, Linked Open Data, contributions to ULAN and TGN, development of CONA and the Iconography Authority, and other topics.

Status Report from German AAT, Hagedorn-Saupe and Ermert, 2016 [currently unavailable]
German translation update, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Preussischer Kulturbesitz (currently unavailable)