At the end of the month, the Getty Research Institute will unveil the Getty Research Portal. The goal of the online portal is to provide a rich and invaluable resource for digital texts in art and architecture. The Getty Research Portal will be a free tool that leads users to links with fully digitized copies of specific texts that are free to download. This digital library will provide access to anyone connected to the internet. From museum curators to research students to armchair art lovers, the Getty Research Portal opens up a treasure trove of material to all who are interested in learning more about art and its history and influence.
The Getty Research Portal was created in collaboration with the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University, the Frick Art Reference Library, and the Thomas J. Watson Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York Art Resources Consortium, the Biblioteca de la Universidad de Málaga in Málaga, Spain, the Institut national d’histoire de l’art in Paris, and the Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg in Heidelberg. In combination with the works already available at the Getty Research Library, there are over 20,000 digital art related documents in the Portal.
Be sure to explore this new resource when it goes live on May 31, 2012.
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