Getty Publications has introduced a virtual library that will provide free online access to more than 250 backlist titles, available online or as PDF downloads. The library includes titles published by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute, with new titles added on an ongoing basis.
“Last year we made freely available thousands of images of works in our collections that were in the public domain or to which we held all the rights,” said Getty president and CEO James Cuno. “As a next step in our increasing digital engagement, we are now making hundreds of publications—many of which are out of print—freely available to scholars and the interested public around the world.”
The titles, which date back to 1966, are searchable, and accompanied by a description, table of contents, and author bio. Title profiles will also include links directing users to print editions in a local library, and to retailers where available books may be purchased.