Case Study: Online Publishing: What We’ve Learned and Where We’re Going

Media & Technology
Start Day and Time
Tuesday May 9 9:30-10 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
266 America's Center
By the close of the Getty's six-year Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI), all eight participating museums had published online catalogues and were planning for more. Yet, following this landmark initiative, significant challenges remained, particularly in catalogue discoverability and longevity. Getty Publications has tackled these issues head-on in several recent publications and its new open-source software package. By focusing on web standards, version control, multiple-format publishing, and plain-text source material, the Getty continues to push forward the promise digital publishing holds for all museums.
Learner Outcome
  1. Gain an overall view of touchstone online publishing efforts of the past, being undertaken today, and on the horizon for the future.
  2. Learn about key current technologies that are being applied not only in digital publishing but in museum technology in general.
  3. Consider the full spectrum of online publishing, from department webpage to peer-reviewed book, and how the lessons from one might apply to others.
Greg Albers
Digital Publications Manager
J. Paul Getty Museum
Greg Albers (@geealbers) is the digital publications manager at the J. Paul Getty Trust. He has spoken and taught extensively about publishing and technology, including for AAM, the National Museum Publishing Seminar, and the Museum Computer Network, for which he also serves on the Board of Directors. A long-time contributor to the former Beyond the Printed Page blog, Greg now leads an international interest group for museum digital publishing.