Met Publications Digitization Program panel, Jan 17

This may be of interest – nothing specifically to do with Graduate Services, but interesting nonetheless! Amy

Please join us on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 3:30 pm for a program on the digitization of publications from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Two complementary digitization projects have already made more than 1,300 Metropolitan Museum of Art publications available online. In October 2012, the Museum launched MetPublications, a major online resource that offers in-depth access to the Museum’s renowned print and online publications, covering art, art history, archaeology, conservation, and collecting. Beginning with nearly 650 titles published from 1964 to the present, this new addition to the Met’s website is produced by the Editorial Department and the Department of Digital Media. Gwen Roginsky, Associate Publisher and General Manager, and Amy Liebster, Assistant Coordinator for Online Publications, will speak on this project, and will also discuss plans for Phase Two.


While Editorial tackled more recent titles, Watson Library focused on the earliest Museum publications, and has separately digitized an additional 700 publications, including all known publications from 1869-1923, along with a selection of later titles. Robyn Fleming and Dan Lipcan, Assistant Museum Librarians, will speak about this project and discuss Watson Library’s continuing effort to digitize all Metropolitan Museum publications through 1963.


Presentations will include discussion of practical matters such as selection of material, rights issues, and working with Google for the Editorial side of the project, and using CONTENTdm from the library side.


Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Study Room in the Uris Education Wing on the south side of the museum. Please enter the museum by the ground floor doors at 81st Street, not the main stairs at 82nd, and take the long corridor out of Burke Hall. Buttons will be distributed at the door.  A reception will be held in the Reading Room of Watson Library following the presentations.


RSVP: Please reply by Monday, January 14, to with “Digital Publications” in the subject line. You can also RSVP on the ARLIS/NY website if a current member.

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