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Columbia is a participant.  I don't have a lot to say but Angela Giral
( could provide more details.  There are, as you
might imagine, some real copyright issues associated with images like
these.  tony

Anthony W. Ferguson
Associate University Librarian
Columbia University Libraries
Tel. 212-854-2270
Fax. 212-222-0331

> I heard recently about a new organization formed by a number of art museums 
> to collectively license their images to educational institutions. They call 
> the undertaking AMICO, for Art Museum Image Consortium, and they plan to 
> develop a license agreement for educational use of museum digital content. 
> They have a web site at
> Has anyone heard anything about this? Apparently there will be opportunities 
> for potential licensees to have input into the form of the license 
> agreement. It appears that the effort is to provide educational institutions 
> with the rights to do pretty much what they would like to do with museum 
> images. What do folks think?
> Georgia Harper
> Univ. of Texas System
> Office of General Counsel
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