Creating Access to Art and Visual Culture Through the Getty Vocabularies

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Jonathan Ward, senior editor of the Getty Vocabulary Program, will present an introduction to the Getty Vocabularies, March 31 on Zoom, from 12:30 to 1;30 p.m. (CDT). The title of his talk is “The Getty Vocabularies: Access to Art History and Visual Culture Studies Through Multilingual Thesauri.”

The Getty Vocabularies is a group of structured thesauri used by institutions and catalogers across the globe. Ward will cover the value of controlled vocabularies as metadata standards, the scope of each of the vocabularies, linked open data and access, usage in the fields, and how to contribute.

Jonathan Ward has over 20 years’ experience working with thesaurus construction and terminologies for the arts and museum community. Ward holds an MLIS from San Jose State University and is currently the vice-chair of CIDOC, which is the International Council of Museums’ (ICOM) International Committee for Documentation.

The presentation on March 31 is free, but registration is required to attend. Attendees must register by 4:00 pm, March 30. Pleases register here. If you have questions or need more information, contact Dr. Doris Sung.

This event is co-sponsored by the digital humanities project Global Makers: Women Artists in the Early Modern Courts, the department of art and art history and the Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in art history and studio art, visit our Degree Programs page.