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35 million Getty Images are now free for online personal use

Getty just announced free use of a bulk of their image stock, with the caveat that every image must be embedded with the Getty brand. While this move is innovative and accommodating to users, there are several concerns that the … Continue reading

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The Bodleian and Vatican digitize biblical collection

The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican Library) have completed a project to digitize 1.5 million manuscript pages of biblical texts from their joint collections. The Polonsy Foundation Digitization Project allows you to … Continue reading

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Where to find good quality images? The library has done the work for you!

Do you need to use images in your research paper or presentations? Is Google Image search just not cutting it, leaving you with poor quality, low resolution copies? The library provides a list of high quality open-access image databases free … Continue reading

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Art related iPad Apps

  Need an art fix? Here’s a list of just some of the great apps you can download onto your iPad–many are free! These mobile apps include high quality images and scholarship from journals, digital image collections from museums, and … Continue reading

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Morgan Library & Museum is digitizing its drawing collection

From the Press Release: The Morgan Library & Museum announced today that it will begin the digitization of its collection of master drawings, considered to be one of the greatest in the world. The initiative will result in a digital … Continue reading

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The Getty’s new Open Content Program means free digital content for all

From the Getty blog Iris: Today the Getty becomes an even more engaged digital citizen, one that shares its collections, research, and knowledge more openly than ever before. We’ve launched the Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, … Continue reading

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Josef Albers’s Color Theory App

  Albers’ now famous Interaction of Color has been an art and design school staple since its publication in 1963. In honor of the book’s 50th anniversary, Yale University Press designed a new mobile app exclusively for the ipad. The app … Continue reading

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Italian Renaissance Learning Resources

This new site provides instruction and supporting images for anyone wishing to learn about the Italian Renaissance. It is a good introduction for those who need a basic understanding of the major artistic themes and philosophies of this widely studied … Continue reading

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The National Digital Public Library (DPLA) April 18th Launch

For the first time, a United States Digital Library is available to the public! DPLA has confronted head on many of the issues surrounding free and open access for all. This exciting new initiative will make a large bulk of … Continue reading

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Free and open access to LACMAs Image collection

Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s new online collection website features 20,000 high-quality images for public access in a user-friendly database. The practice of opening up a collection this way is a fairly radical one, with museums and other institutions … Continue reading

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