Introduction to Vocabularies: Enhancing Access to Cultural Heritage Information is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of the benefits of using controlled vocabularies in cultural heritage information contexts. To assist you in utilizing vocabularies effectively, this publication will:
- demonstrate the benefits of using vocabularies.
- teach you how to use vocabularies to improve access to your cultural heritage information.
- guide you in making informed decisions about the application of vocabularies in both your local and networked environments.
- introduce you to the Getty Information Institute vocabularies: the Art & Architecture Thesaurus, the Union List of Artist Names, and the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
The publication’s nucleus is a six-chapter study guide on the topic of vocabularies. Presenting the topic in the context of the related issues of documentation, standards, and access, the discussions use numerous examples and illustrations to emphasize how theory is applied to practice. You can read these six chapters in sequence or in the order of your specific interest. The Readings section, keyed to each chapter, provides direction for further study in cultural heritage, documentation, standards, and vocabularies. The other appendices offer additional support in the form of recommended tools and a list of acronyms and …
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