Ulan List of Artist Names (ULAN) now available as LOD

The Getty has announced that the Ulan List of Artist Names (ULAN) has joined the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) and The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) as Linked Open Data.  ULAN®, along with the other Getty vocabularies, is created and maintained by the Getty Research Institute and used by art researchers all over the world.

All three are now available at http://vocab.getty.edu under an Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC BY 1.0). The site gives access to both the SPARQL endpoint and also links to documentation,for downloading the full datasets and more.

The official announcement was made by Jim Cuno, the President and CEO of the Getty in a blog post which describes ULAN and the reasons for releasing it as Linked Open Data – http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/getty-union-list-of-artist-names-ulan-linked-open-data   /