ProQuest to Take Over Future Indexing at BHA

Posted in resources by Editor on June 23, 2010

While the Getty’s decision this past spring to take over the Bibliography of the History of Art saved the resource from simply disappearing (and made it available to the public free of charge), its usefulness remained in question since without ongoing updates, the BHA would gradually become less and less credible as an indexing tool. Well, this just in . . .

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) has announced an agreement with ProQuest, an information-technology firm supporting global research, that will allow ProQuest to take over the indexing of the International Bibliography of Art (IBA), better known as the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA). The agreement will not only provide a secure future for a resource considered central to the study of art history, but will also assure its continuing development and its accessibility to researchers around the world. . .

For the full story, see the posting at CAA News (23 June 2010)

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  1. enfilade18thc said, on June 23, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    To clarify, the older (un-updated) version (“the historical BHA and RILA data”) will still be available through the Getty for free; the updated index will be available through ProQuest, and thus accessible at a cost.

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