Reference: Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibition Catalogs Revived for a Digital Life
From the NY Times:
…the museum on Friday began MetPublications, an online resource that will allow users to search more than 600 catalogs, journals and museum bulletins by title, keyword, publication type, theme or collection.
[Our Emphasis] Of that number, 368 are out-of-print catalogs and publications that can be previewed and searched.
Also available on the site are 272 titles still in print. It will be possible to obtain on-demand copies of 140 out-of-print books and to get paperbound editions with digitally printed color reproductions through Yale University Press. [Our Emphasis] “What’s value-added is the extent the team has cross-linked to all the Met’s artworks,” Mr. Campbell said. MetPublications includes a description and table of contents for almost every book as well as information about the authors, reviews of the books and links to related publications and art in the museum’s collections. There will also be links to buy in-print books.
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