OSCI interim report
What are the key challenges museums face with moving collection catalogues online? What can they learn from institutions already engaged in this process? And how should they approach this shift towards digital publishing?

“The future of museums may be rooted in the buildings they occupy, but they will also need to address audiences across the world. Institutions that respond to the opportunities of the Internet will be the ones that have the authority in the future. Our challenge is to encourage curators to work for the world online as much as they do in the galleries.”—Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate

Moving Museum Catalogues Online is an an interim report for the Getty Foundation's Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative that provides answers to these questions. The report is based on the experience of the participating museums—the Art Institute of Chicago; the Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Gallery of Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Seattle Art Museum; Tate Gallery; the Walker Art Center; and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Report highlights include:

Lessons Learned
Inside Perspectives from Participating Team Members
Templates for Working Documents
Download a pdf of full report below. (50 pp., 3.73 MB)