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AMICO Press Release

See The AMICO Library™ Three Ways at ALA Midwinter: H.W. Wilson, RLG, and VTLS Exhibiting

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For Immediate Release: January 17, 2002
AMICO Headquarters; Pittsburgh, PA

Three distributors of The AMICO Library - H.W. Wilson, the Research Libraries Group (RLG), and VTLS - will be exhibiting at the upcoming American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter conference, January 18-23 in New Orleans. Each will demonstrate their distinctive delivery system for The AMICO Library™.

To meet the needs of many different kinds users, including professors, researchers, curators, college and university students, primary school teachers and public library patrons, the Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO) partners with a number of information delivery services that develop applications tailored to target communities. Subscribing Institutions chose among Distributors' delivery services to find the user interface that suits them best. Standard AMICO Library License Agreements apply across all Distributors..

ALA Midwinter will be a wonderful opportunity for prospective subscribers to The AMICO Library to compare functionality and features available from all three Distributors. If you plan to attend the conference , please stop by to learn more about their delivery and pricing for The AMICO Library. AMICO Distributors may be found at the following locations in the Exhibit Hall:

RLG Booth #: 4442
VTLS Booth #: 4536
Wilson Booth #: 3900

Can't make it to ALA? Request a trial from any of our distributors, by visiting the AMICO Web Site at http://www.amico.org. Click on Free Trial, and complete our on-line form.

About AMICO
The Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO) is an independent non-profit corporation with 501 (c) 3 designation from the IRS. Founded in 1997, the Consortium today is made up of over 30 major museums in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It's an innovative collaboration - not seen before in museums - that shares, shapes, and standardizes digital information regarding museum collections and enables its educational use. Membership is open to any institution with a collection of art.

AMICO Members make annual contributions of multimedia documentation of works in their museums' collections. This is regularly compiled and made available as The AMICO Library to universities, colleges, schools, and public libraries. The 2001-2002 edition of The AMICO Library documents approximately 78,000 different works of art, from prehistoric goddess figures to contemporary installations. More than simply an image database, works in The AMICO Library are fully documented and may also include curatorial text about the artwork, detailed provenance information, multiple views of the work itself, and other related multimedia. "Subscribers find The AMICO Library valuable because it combines the immediacy and accessibility of the Web with the persistence and academic weight of traditional library reference sources," states Ms. Trant.

The AMICO Library is accessible over secure networks to institutional subscribers including universities, colleges, libraries, schools, and museums, and now serves over 1.5 million users on four continents, including faculty, students, teachers, staff, and researchers. Educational institutions may subscribe to The AMICO Library by contacting one of its distributors. These include the Research Libraries Group (RLG), SCRAN, H.W. Wilson, and VTLS. Custom-created deliveries exist for members of Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) and the University of Michigan system. A subscription to The AMICO Library provides a license to use works for a broad range of educational purposes. Potential subscribers may preview a Thumbnail Catalog of the AMICO Library and get further information at http://www.amico.org.

The AMICO Library is accessible over secure networks to institutional subscribers including universities, colleges, libraries, schools, and museums, and now serves over 1.5 million users on four continents, including faculty, students, teachers, staff, and researchers. Educational institutions may subscribe to The AMICO Library by contacting one of its distributors. These include the Research Libraries Group (RLG), the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK), H.W. Wilson, SCRAN, and now VTLS. A subscription to The AMICO Library provides a license to use works for a broad range of educational purposes. Potential subscribers may preview a Thumbnail Catalog of the AMICO Library and get further information at http://www.amico.org.

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In June of 2005, the members of the Art Museum Image Consortium voted to dissolve their collaboration. This site remains online for archival reasons.