On Thursday, May 31, 2012 the Getty Research Institute will launch the Getty Research Portal, an unprecedented resource that will provide universal access to digitized texts in the field of art and architectural history.
The Getty Research Portal is a free online search gateway that aggregates descriptive metadata of digitized art history texts, with links to fully digitized copies that are free to download. Art historians, curators, students, or anyone who is culturally curious can unearth these valuable sources of research without traveling from place to place to browse the stacks of the world’s art libraries. There will be no restrictions to use the Getty Research Portal; all anyone needs is access to the internet.
Recently Smarthistory.org launched a fundraising campaign using Kickstarter. The goal? To raise $10,000 to fund 100 new art history videos as a free alternative to the traditional and very expensive art history textbook.
For more information or to donate to the project, click here.
via Open Culture.