Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OCSI) in WorldCat / announcement by Julie H. Butash

The Getty Foundation is pleased to share that nearly all of the digital publications supported through the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI) have been catalogued in WorldCat and are ready for inclusion in your own library’s catalogue:

OSCI aims to transform museum publishing by reinventing the scholarly collection catalogue for the digital age. Online catalogues can reach virtually unlimited scholarly audiences around the globe. They allow for frequent updates and changes, and permit direct links to a limitless array of primary and secondary resources, from archival documentation and conservation information to audio and video interviews with artists and curators. By using new tools and technologies, museums are able to offer deeper, richer content, tailored to the needs of varied audiences.

Online catalogues are now available from the following OSCI museums:

  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Tate
  • Walker Art Center

Stay tuned for the forthcoming catalogue from the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

We are pleased to be able to share these innovative catalogues with you!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. Thank you.


Julie H. Butash
Program Assistant
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
T: 310-440-7288

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