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.

CONA Q & A (PDF, 223 KB, 13pp)
Developing Authorities Workshop (PDF, 6.7 MB, 110pp)
CONA and Subject Access (PDF, 3 MB, 40pp)
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, 1 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.


International Terminology Working Group meeting
The ITWG met in Dresden in September 2014, concurrent with the CIDOC conference. Topics included progress on translations of the AAT, technical issues concerning keeping the versions of AAT in sync, Linked Open Data, and other topics. The presentations are included below.

German translation update, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Preussischer Kulturbesitz (currently unavailable)