The Getty Research Institute recently announced the launch of the Getty Scholar’s Workspace. As described on the website, “Getty Scholars’ Workspace™ is an online environment designed to support collaborative art-historical research. It provides a space and a toolset that enable research teams to examine digital surrogates of works of art and primary source materials, build a bibliography, translate and annotate texts, and exchange ideas. With Scholars’ Workspace, research and communication are consolidated into a single online location accessible from anywhere.”
The Workspace includes multiple tools including a bibliography builder, tools for uploading, editing, and comparing images, a tool for annotating text and images, and a forum. The possibilities for collaborative scholarship are rather far-reaching!!
While the Workspace can be installed on one’s own computer, it is recommended that it be installed on a shared server by an IT professional.