OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. and the Getty Research Institute (GRI) have announced that the Getty Vocabularies--the Art & Architecture Thesaurus, Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names, and Union List of Artist Names--will be available through the OCLC Terminologies Service.
The OCLC Terminologies Service is a web service that was recently launched to provide libraries, museums, and archives access to a variety of thesauri through a single interface. It may be used as a standalone tool or may be used with different metadata editors, such as OCLC Connexion, CONTENTdm, or local systems. The Getty Vocabularies are references for categorizing works of art, architecture, material culture, and the names of artists, architects, and others.
The addition of the Getty Vocabularies will add three new thesauri to the OCLC Terminologies Service suite that includes Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) 2006; Thesaurus for graphic materials: TGM I, Subject terms; Thesaurus for graphic materials: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms; Guidelines On Subject Access To Individual Works Of Fiction, Drama, Etc., 2nd ed., form and genre; Newspaper Genre List; and Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Type Vocabulary.