Joan Cobb

Joan Cobb is a Principal IT Project Manager with the Getty Digital division of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Since joining the Getty in 1990, she has, in addition to other projects, played a primary role in the design and development of the custom software needed to support the growth and usage of the Getty Vocabularies as well as leading the project to publish the Art & Architecture Thesaurus® (AAT), the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names® TGN), and the Union List of Artist Names® (ULAN), as Linked Open Data. Joan currently is dividing her time between the moving of the Getty Conservation Institute’s AATA Online to the Arches open-source platform and helping internal and external resources link their data with and contribute to the Getty Vocabularies. Joan came to the Getty with a varied background in programming and design experiences ranging from academic and medical research to energy management and hazardous chemical tracking. She began her career in software after more than a decade as a teacher and master teacher with the public school system and government/industry sponsored programs.



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Arches –