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Introduction from the Getty

From: Greg Albers <GAlbers@getty.edu>
Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2017 22:25:48 +0000
To: 'W3C Publishing Working Group' <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <27D04798-0160-4500-8536-EEB32089CF67@getty.edu>
Hi all,

I’m a new member at the working group, and wanted to give an introduction. I’m the digital publications manager at the J. Paul Getty Trust. We publish about 30 print titles a year in art, art history, architecture, and art and cultural heritage conservation, and operate in both the museum publishing and university press publishing spheres. The Getty got into digital publishing in 2009 with the launch of the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative [1], which funded eight museums over six years to try their hands at online publishing.

Following that effort, we’ve published a number of open access web publications ourselves (actually multi-format web/pdf/print/epub/mobi publications) over the last year-and-a-half are continuing to publish more, with two coming this fall and several more in the pipeline for later next year and into 2019. The Roman Mosaics collection catalogue is a good early exemplar if you’d like to take a look [2] or on GitHub [3]. We’re also working to open source the underlying publishing toolset we’ve built to make books like those, which uses a static site generator (originally Middleman, but now Hugo). We call it Quire [4] and we should have an early beta version out in a few months. (We’re in the middle of rewriting, improving and documenting based on what we learned with the first few titles.)

I’m looking forward to working with you all. And I hope the Getty’s connections to scholarly open-access publishing, our web publications past and future, and our developing publishing tools will prove good test beds for the group’s work.


[1] https://www.getty.edu/publications/osci-report/

[2] http://www.getty.edu/publications/romanmosaics/

[3] https://github.com/gettypubs/romanmosaics

[4] http://www.getty.edu/publications/digital/platforms-tools.html

Greg Albers
Digital Publications Manager | Getty Publications

galbers@getty.edu | @geealbers

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