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Launch and Colloquium

Thursday, May 31, 2012
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall
The Getty Center

The Getty Research Institute presents the launch of the Getty Research Portal™, a free online search platform providing global access to digitized art history texts in the public domain. Accompanying this launch is a colloquium highlighting the Portal's significant contribution to digital art history. Speakers from leading international institutions will discuss the Portal's potential to assist researchers by widening access to publications in the public domain from libraries worldwide as well as the Portal's likely impact on the digital humanities.

Traditionally, research for art historians has meant expensive travel and long, laborious visits to archives and libraries; a shortage of free, digitized art history books compounds this problem of access. To address this shortage, the Getty Research Institute is spearheading an international collaboration with libraries that are digitizing such books. Contributing institutions pool their digitization efforts and make the results accessible to a larger audience. Initial contributors include the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library at Columbia University, the Biblioteca de la Universidad de Málaga, the Frick Art Reference Library, the Getty Research Institute, the Heidelberg University Library, the Institut national d'histoire de l'art, and the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Paving the way for a new digital future of art history, the Getty Research Portal will especially benefit students and scholars without access to a major art history library.

Confirmed speakers:

Johanna Drucker, University of California, Los Angeles
Hubertus Kohle, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Confirmed participants:

Ann Jensen Adams, University of California, Santa Barbara
Murtha Baca, Getty Research Institute
Irina Costache, California State University Channel Islands
James Cuno, J. Paul Getty Trust
Carole Ann Fabian, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library
David Farneth, Getty Research Institute
Thomas W. Gaehtgens, Getty Research Institute
Deborah Kempe, The Frick Collection
Max Marmor, Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Martine Poulain, Institut national d'histoire de l'art
Kathleen Salomon, Getty Research Institute
Joseph Shubitowski, Getty Research Institute
Ken Soehner, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Stephanie Wood, Knight Library, University of Oregon