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Getty Research Portal: Launch and Colloquium, Getty Research Center, 31 May 2012

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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 Frick Art Reference Library, the Getty Research Institute, the Institut national d'histoire de l'art, the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg. 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
Carole Ann Fabian, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library
David Farneth, 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

 
9:00 a.m.
Meet and Greet
Continental Breakfast

10:00 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
James Cuno, J. Paul Getty Trust

10:15 a.m.
Introduction and Launch
Thomas W. Gaehtgens, Getty Research Institute

10:30 a.m.
Presentation and Demo of the Getty Research Portal
Question and Answer Session with the Getty Research Institute Project Team
Murtha Baca, Digital Art History
David Farneth, Collections Management
Kim Richter, Director's Office
Kathleen Salomon, Library Services
Joseph Shubitowski, Information Systems

11:00 a.m.
Responses from Scholarly Users
Ann Jensen Adams, University of California, Santa Barbara
Irina Costache, California State University Channel Islands
Stephanie Wood, University of Oregon

11:30 a.m.
Break

11:45 a.m.
Panel Discussion Facilitated by Johanna Drucker and Murtha Baca
Carole Ann Fabian, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library
Deborah Kempe, The Frick Art Reference Library
Max Marmor, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Martine Poulain, Institut national d'histoire de l'art
Ken Soehner, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Getty Research Institute Project Team

12:30 p.m.
Lunch

Part Two

Digital Art History: Issues, Challenges, Potential

2:00 p.m.
Panoptic and Virtual: The Getty Research Portal as an Organizing Node of the Art-Historical Knowledge Base
Johanna Drucker, University of California, Los Angeles

2:45 p.m.
Art History 2.0: A Humanistic Discipline in the Age of Virtuality
Hubertus Kohle, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

3:30 p.m.
Concluding Remarks and Next Steps
Johanna Drucker and Murtha Baca


Admission to this event is free. To attend, please make a reservation by visiting www.getty.edu or calling (310) 440-7300. Note, late arrivals cannot be guaranteed seating. Parking is $15.00.

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