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AMICO University Testbed Participants Announced

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***** AMICO 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
   California State Universities, CA, USA
	San Jose State, San Jose, CA
	Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
   Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
   Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
   Harvard University, Boston, 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
   University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
   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.  Further information about joining
AMICO, and details of its license terms and programs, is available at the
Consortium's web site or contact Jennifer Trant
<> or David Bearman <> AMICO's
Management Consultants. 

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