So, I am very interested in Creative Art, the Getty's new cross-museum collection online catalogue initiative, and ArtBabble.
It makes sense that there will be a new wave of aggregated museum content, and federated searching, and enriched web content.
But, the question comes up, when I talk about this stuff -- what about the lost revenue from print catalogues?
(fyi, wrote a blog post on the Getty catalogue and the need for aggregating content a few weeks ago on www.smarthistory.org/blog
Thoughts? It seems to me there is indirect revenue, but difficult to explain to folks looking at the numbers.