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Monday, March 02, 2009

Getty Research Institute launches new online cataloging initiative

"The Getty Research Institute has announced the launch of Uncovering Archives and Rare Photographs: Two Models for Creating Accession-level Finding Aids Using Archivists' Toolkit, a cataloging project that will allow scholars across disciplines to access GRI archives and rare photographs previously out of reach. The project aims to improve access to seven archives that document the intersection of art and language in the 20th-century, and 34 collections and albums of rare 19th- and early 20th-century photographs in three subject areas: Asia and Orientalism, Cities and Sites, and Expositions and World Fairs. It will create catalog records and finding aids for a diverse range of materials including letters, manuscripts, artists' books, audio and video recordings, drawings, printed ephemera, slides, stereographs, and 26,000 rare 19th- and early 20th-century photographic prints"

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