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Automating Getty ULAN matching

I ran an import with help from Whirl-I-Gig, but I forgot to ask about how to get artists matched to the Getty ULAN. Now that everything is in, how do I run that now? I can script something if I need to.


  • Hi Barry, I'd recommend writing a script for this. You could try another import mapping (merging on existing the entity records) that maps the name source in your data to the Getty ULAN element, but writing a script would be much more reliable. The mapping would only initiate a search on Getty's information service and if the names/form/syntax in your source data differs from their authority files, the search might not return perfect matches.
  • Hi @bhoggard, did you get any further with this? What kind of script were you planning on writing? 
  • I have a PHP script that one of the whirl-i-gig people wrote for me.
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