Studies and Initiatives

Quimby, Claire. Digital Catalogues Study: A Cross-Institutional User Study of Online Museum Collection Catalogues. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, November 2019.

Museum Catalogues in the Digital Age (OSCI Final Report). J. Paul Getty Trust, 2017.

Maxwell, J. W., E. Hanson, L. Desai, C. Tiampo, K. O’Donnell, A. Ketheeswaran, M. Sun, E. Walter, E. Michelle. Mind the Gap: A Landscape Analysis of Open Source Publishing Tools and Platforms, July 2019.



Digital Art History Directory (DAHD)

Directory of Open Access Books

Directory of Open Access Journals


MuPuDIG Best Practices for Promotion of Museum Digital Publications


National Network for Equitable Library Service (Canada)

Resources for Publishers

WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)

University of Michigan Describing Visual Resources Toolkit


JSTOR (open access books, open access journals, subscription service)

Yale Art & Architecture ePortal (subscription and open access service)

Project Muse (subscription and open access service)

Brown Digital Publications (born-digital publications)

Canadian Online Art Book Project (digital library)

The Internet Archive (digital library)

Cahiers d’Art (digital catalogue raisonnés)

Quire (open-source digital catalogue platform created by Getty)

ArcGIS Story Maps (map-based only storytelling platform)


Back, A. “The Collecting Practices for Art Exhibition Catalogs at Academic Libraries in the United States and Canada.” Art Documentation 37, no. 1 (2018): 104-118. DOI: 10.1086/697272

Diversifying Digital Publishing: Lessons from Brown University Library’s Endowment for the Humanities Institute