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Now available in WorldShare Record Manager: The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) authority file

OCLC is pleased to announce that WorldShare Record Manager has been enhanced to enable searching and browsing of the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) authority file. The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) Is the newest authority file added to the growing list of authority files available for use within Record Manager.  AAT contains terms used in museums, libraries, and other cultural heritage institutions to describe art, architecture, decorative arts, material culture, and archival materials. The thesaurus contains concepts that include both topical headings and genre terms. 

With this enhancement, in Record Manager you can:

  • Search, browse, and select AAT terms for use in bibliographic records
  • Verify and link to the AAT vocabulary within cataloging records  
  • Expect automatic updating of headings in WorldCat bibliographic records for the terms once the headings have been controlled with OCLC controlling functionality and the authority record changes
  • Automatically receive updated bibliographic records via Collection Manager if WorldCat updates is enabled for your library.

Members who already use Record Manager can start using the AAT today.  If your institution is not already using Record Manager but are interested in doing so, please complete the online request form to request access.

To learn more about these features, please see the Record Manager release notes, or if you have any questions, please contact OCLC Support. For information on all available authority files, please see the Available authority files web page.