11.0181 Art Museum Image Consortium

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 23 Jul 1997 17:47:37 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 181.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 10:35:01 -0400
From: David Green <david@cni.org>
Subject: AMICO Update

July 21, 1997

Below is an update on the development of the Art Museum Image Consortium
(AMICO) and its plan for establishing a digital library of museum images,
with supporting data, for site licensing to universities.

Please note also an article on museum site licensing to appear in the ARL
Newsletter <http://arl.cni.org/newsltr/> next month, which will put this
announcement in a broader context.

David Green



Please excuse any duplication ...

The members of the Association of Art Museum Directors are investigating
the formation of a consortium to make their digital documentation
collectively available to the educational community. Representatives of
major North American Museums are meeting to define the terms of their
collaboration and to outline the nature of a common digital library of
text, image and multimedia data.

Details about this emerging organisation and the formation of the
consortium can be found at www.amn.org/AMICO. The report of the group's
most recent meeting is also available at this site.

Questions regarding AMICO can be directed to:

Maxwell Anderson
Liason for Information Technology
Association of Art Museum Directors


Jennifer Trant or David Bearman
Archives & Museum Informatics
jtrant@archimuse.com or dbear@archimuse.com

J. Trant jtrant@archimuse.com
Partner and Principal Consultant www.archimuse.com
Archives & Museums Informatics
5501 Walnut St., Suite 203 ph. + 1-412-683-9775
Pittsburgh, PA USA 15232 fax + 1-412-683-7366

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