The documents on this page include presentations and other training materials for the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)®, the Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)®, the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)®, 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.

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

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 for the third time at the Getty Research Institute, 7-10 January 2013. Topics included progress on translations of the AAT, future contributions to CONA, LOD, and other topics. The presentations are included below.

KOS and LOD: Issues, Zeng (PDF, 6 MB, 39pp)
Swiss Terminology Project, GTA