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Special Interest Group for Getty vocabularies in EMu thesaurus module

Special Interest Group for Getty vocabularies in EMu thesaurus module

Hi everyone,

For those of you who don't know me, I am currently working at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA).

As some of you may know we have recently contributed a number of developments to the Thesaurus module in EMu version 5.0 which was released late 2015. These changes have been driven by a project we call the "Discoverability project" and without going into too much detail this included ingesting the "Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)" and "Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)" among other controlled vocabularies that are not from the  Getty.

I know there are other clients out there who probably use or are planning to use Thesaurus terms from the Getty and I would love to hear from you if you are interested in being involved in a special interest group.

I will kick this off by offering some ideas for topics. Some of the questions I would personally like to explore with this potential group would be the following questions:

1. How to integrate the Getty vocabularies & EMu using Linked Open Data?

2. How to manage licenced data sets in EMu?

3. Is there a need for a co-ordinated effort to contribute terms back to the Getty in Australasia?

3a. Would you be willing to help resource a "co-ordinating professional body" to contribute back to the Getty Centre in L.A?

The objective of this "co-ordinating professional body" would be to establish an Australasian set of preferred terms to the Getty or other standards and help by streamlining the process for all of us who struggle to find the resource to sustain this work.

Currently the Getty has 'British Preferred' and 'American Prefferred' terms, I think we should have an "Australasian Preferred" this could cover the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Regions. 

If you are interested or know of someone who is then please take a couple of minutes to say hello and add a few comments about what interest you have for the future of the Getty Vocabularies and Axiell Thesaurus.

If you would prefer to say hello offline then please do not hesitate to contact me:

Giselle Stanton (Assistant Registrar, National Gallery Australia)
email: Giselle.stanton@nga.gov.au


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