Academic Commons announces that the Metropolitan Museum and ARTstor have just started a pioneering initiative to provide high-def digital images to scholars at no charge. The service is available through ARTstor: See the AC blog. Also from Academic Commons: the LoLa Exchange, a repository of educational resources and learning objects, and more.
BTW, the Academic Commons
seek to form a community of faculty, academic technologists, librarians, administrators, and other academic professionals who will help create a comprehensive web resource focused on liberal arts education. Academic Commons aims to share knowledge, develop collaborations, and evaluate and disseminate digital tools and innovative practices for teaching and learning with technology.
If you wish to contribute to the AC, simply register and check http://www.academiccommons.org/node/add, while the themes (hopefully still) open for contribution are to be found at http://www.academiccommons.org/themes06. Where did I hear that they even pay for most types of submissions?
The AC is sponsored by the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College.