Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Virtual Library Offers over 250 Art Books for Free Download

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New Virtual Library Offers over 250 Art Books for Free Download

blogs.getty.edu - Getty Publications makes 45 years of art and conservation titles available online, with more to come

When we launched the Open Content Program last summer and released 4,600 collection images to the public (a number that has since more than doubled), I cited this quote from the most recent museum edition of the NMC Horizon Report: "it is now the mark—and social responsibility—of world-class institutions to develop and share free cultural and educational resources." This dictum continues to inform our efforts here at the Getty, and today I am very pleased to share with you our latest project in this arena, the Virtual Library: An open, online repository of more than 250 Getty publications from our 45-year publishing history, available as high-quality scans to read online, or to download in their entirety, for free.

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