The Getty has announced on their site that the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) will continue to operate. They state that:

Since ending its collaboration with the Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique (INIST)–CNRS in December 2007, the Getty has been searching for partners to continue the production and distribution of BHA. This process has been complicated, and with no suitable arrangement immediately available, the Getty decided to act on its commitment to the scholarly community by providing access to BHA directly from its own Web site.

It can  now be accessed via their website free of charge at Free Web access to BHA will be an advantage to those who previously could not access it as they didn’t have an institutional subscription. The database search includes both BHA (covering 1990-2007) and the International Bibliography of Art (IBA), covering the years 2008 and part of 2009. The Répertoire de la litterature de l’art (RILA), one of the predecessors of BHA, with records that cover 1975–1989, will be online by May 1.

The bibliography remains a very useful database of publications on art historical themes despite the fact that it has not been recently updated. Hopefully in the near future either the Getty or a new partner will begin regular updates of the database to keep it up-to-date and relevant.