January 20, 2022

New Content Added to DPLA: Metadata For 100,000 Digitized Art History Items from Getty Research Institute

A busy week for new content at the Digital Public Library of America.

On Tuesday we posted about records from the GPO and the Medical Heritage Library being added to the database.

Today, news that 100,000 digitized art history items from the Getty Research Institute are now available via the DPLA database.

From The Getty Iris:

As a DPLA content hub, the Getty Research Institute has contributed metadata—information that enables search and retrieval of material—for nearly 100,000 digital images, documentary photograph collections, archives, and books dating from the 1400s to today. We’ve included some of the most frequently requested and significant material from our holdings of more than two million items, including some 5,600 images from the Julius Shulman photography archive, 2,100 images from the Jacobson collection of Orientalist photography, and dozens of art dealers’ stockbooks from the Duveen and Knoedler archives.

The Getty Iris article also points to DPLA/Europeana cooperation:

We are furthermore encouraged by the DPLA’s partnership with Europeana, the European counterpart, and their mutual commitment to promoting open access collaboratively through content programs, such as joint exhibitions, as well as through shared research, policy development, and strategies for collection building. In fact, a new webpage provides unified access[*] to the combined riches of American and European cultural institutions in a single search. It is an exciting moment for education, scholarship, and cultural understanding.

See Also: A DPLA Search Limited to Materials From the Getty Research Institute
As we post this item more than 110,000 records are in the DPLA database.

See Also: More DPLA Apps

Note: DPLA/Europeana Query is not all that new. It has been around since Spring 2013.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.