Tag Archives: The Getty

Saving electronic records from rot and decay

(10 October 2016) The Getty’s Institutional Archives preserves the history of the entire Getty. This includes archiving the significant electronic records staff have produced over the years. These born-digital files—meaning files that originated in digital form, as opposed to being digitally scanned from papers and photos—document the vast array of work that the Getty conducts […]


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The Getty Research Portal grows with a new design and more than 100,000 digitized volumes

(15 June 2016) Marking the occasion of its four-year anniversary, the Getty Research Portal has been rebuilt and redesigned, making it easier to explore the digitized literature of art history. The Portal is a catalog providing free access to books and journals made available online by contributing institutions. A project of the Getty Research Institute […]


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Traveling the Silk Road—by database

(31 March 2016) Researchers can explore the Silk Road the 21st-century way—via the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names, which lists hundreds of thousands of places significant in art and cultural history The loose group of ancient trade routes known today as the Silk Road ran from eastern China to the Mediterranean and greatly affected everything […]


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Getty Union List of Artist Names (ULAN) released as linked open data

(30 April 2015) A key research database listing well over half a million artists’ names is now available for free download, modification, and sharing The Getty Research Institute has released the Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)® as Linked Open Data (LOD). ULAN®, along with the other Getty vocabularies, is created and maintained by the […]


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19 new videos show how to engage students with art

(21 January 2015) The Getty Museum and the Teaching Channel have teamed up to produce a 19-part video series, available free online, that shows specific strategies for using art to engage students in all academic subjects. The videos are geared to elementary and middle school students, but also apply to students with mild to moderate […]


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Preventing digital decay

(21 October 2014) Last year the Getty Research Institute implemented its digital preservation software to help select material to preserve for the long term, and ensure that the files don’t degrade over time. This detailed and illustrated account is here.


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Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus now available as linked open data

(21 February 2014)  The Getty has released the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)® as Linked Open Data. The data set is available for download at vocab.getty.edu under an Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC BY 1.0). The Art & Architecture Thesaurus is a reference of over 250,000 terms on art and architectural history, styles, and […]


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