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University Testbed Participants Announced

Art Museum Image Consortium is pleased to announce the results of its Call for Participation in the University Testbed Project. A select group of universities will be the first to receive the AMICO Library of multimedia documentation of museum collections in the 1998/1999 academic year. Together the AMICO University Testbed Participants and AMICO members will explore issues related to the licensing and delivery of multimedia museum documentation to higher education.

University Testbed Project Participants
1998/1999 Academic Year

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA , USA
Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN, USA and
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, IN, USA
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The University of Illinois, USA
  Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  Chicago, Chicago, IL
University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands
University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
University of Toronto at Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario
University of Toronto at Scarborough, Scarborough,Ontario
Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA


The AMICO Library will be available under license to all higher educational institutions in the 1999/2000 academic year. Access to the AMICO Library during the University Testbed Project is being provided by the Research Libraries Group (RLG), Mountain View, CA, USA. RLG will offer access to universities under subscription beginning in the 1999/2000 academic year.

AMICO is in discussions with the California Digital Library initiative and the OhioLINK Consortium to act as distributors to their higher education constituencies beginning with the 1999/2000 academic year. A number of other distributors will serve public libraries and kindergarten through grade 12 Educational Institutions beginning in 1999/2000.

AMICO is a not-for-profit consortium of institutions with collections of art, who have come together to improve educational access to the documentation of objects in their care. Review this site for futher information about joining AMICO and details of its license terms and programs, or contact Jennifer Trant, AMICO's Executive Director.

     

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