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Open concepts: museum digital documentation for education through the AMICO Library (tm)


TitleOpen concepts: museum digital documentation for education through the AMICO Library (tm)
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsTrant, J., Bearman D., & Richmond K.
Secondary TitleInternational Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting: Proceedings from ichim01
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedMilano, Italy / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
EditorBearman, D., & Garzotto F.
KeywordsAMICO, ichim, ICHIM01
Abstract

As education and research institutions struggle to come to terms with networked resources, new kinds of organizations and partnerships are emerging to support the distribution of networked cultural heritage information. The Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO) (http://www.amico.org) provides an example of how museums have collaborated, in a manner that respects the requirements of education and research, to enhance access to the digital multimedia documenting their collections. AMICO has responded to librarians' concerns about administration, economics, access and use in this new information environment, leveraging resources and - we hope - providing cost-effective, unprecedented access to cultural multimedia.