It was informally announced during the 2013 LODLAM Summit in Montreal last year, and the official announcement was made today by Jim Cuno, the President and CEO of the Getty –http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/art-architecture-thesaurus-now-available-as-linked-open-data/
Getty Vocabularies, the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT), is now available as Linked Open Data. The dataset is available at vocab.getty.edu under an Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC BY 1.0).
The SPQRQL endpoint and the documentation is found here: http://vocab.getty.edu
Over the next 18 months, The Research Institute’s other three Getty Vocabularies – The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)®, The Union List of Artist Names®, and The Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)® will all become available as Linked Open Data.
For general information about our Linked Open Data project see http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/lod/
The open availability of these valuable data sets is great news for developers working with cultural data.
[Photomedia Forum post by T.Neugebauer from Feb 23, 2014 ]