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Abstract

For almost three decades, the Slide Library at the J. Paul Getty Museum served an audience that consisted of curatorial staff, Education Department staff, and local K-12 teachers. Without an active user base or a budget for staff or collection development, the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute decided to close and dismantle the Slide Library in 2010. The article describes the decision-making process and outcomes.

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