Getty Research Institute Plans Massive Online Portal for Art History Texts

The view from the Getty Research Institute. (Courtesy vlasta2/Flickr)

Almost 20,000 art history texts will soon be a few clicks away for anyone using the Internet. The Getty Research Institute announced that on May 31 it will launch the Getty Research Portal, a search engine of sorts to the digitized content of many of the world’s premier art-history libraries and institutions.

The portal, which is open to anyone on the Internet (not just professional researchers), aggregates content from those sources, linking to the full books on participating members’ servers. Read More