Work and life mean that this blog has been silent over the summer. I’m hoping to get back to it shortly, but in the meantime here’s some interesting reading – all available free online – to tide you over.
The Getty Research Portal is now collating links to books in fine arts and art history from twenty-two libraries, including the Getty Foundation’s own libraries and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Alongside rare out-of-copyright titles, several of the contributors are also putting up their own recent books and catalogs. You could already access many Getty publications at the Getty Publications Virtual Library and Metropolitan Museum publications through MetPublications, but the Portal promises to bring access to more titles in one place.
Knowledge Unlatched has announced the extensive list of titles being included in their 2016 round. Almost all the books from the 2015-16 Round 2 are now available through their website. Books are made Open Access through KU by libraries paying the publishers (including my own employer), so many thanks are due to those institutions for stepping up and making this possible.
The University of Alberta Press has not only acquired the full backlist of the the Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press but has digitzed them and made them available online. CCI Press will now become UAP’s Polnya Press imprint. First books have been annouced and are coming out now.
Last, but certainly not least, University of Calgary Press continues to publish its books under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license. I have their history of Alberta in the First World War, The Frontier of Patriotism, on my phone right now.