AMICOs licenses aim to respect the moral rights of artists while
serving the educational interests of its licensees (to teach about design
and color, to provide iconography for study and imitation, and to support
studio art courses as well as historical study). To maintain this balance
modifications for educational purposes are permitted as long as the
original is cited (linked). Modified works of art may not be substituted
in place of the originals. Respect for the moral rights of creators
is considered an essential responsibility of end users and education
in moral rights is an obligation of the licensing institutions.
Can I get a copy of the AMICO licenses?
AMICO makes the full text of all its licenses available on its website
at www.amico.org. You can download the texts from there. Please send
us your comments.
University Testbed Project
What is the University Testbed Project?
AMICO believes that greater knowledge of who uses art documentation,
for what purposes and under what conditions, could contribute to improving
The AMICO Library and its distribution over time. Therefore in the fall
of 1997, AMICO invited universities willing to conduct research into
users and uses to subscribe to The AMICO Library for one year prior
to its public release in 1999. About twenty campuses selected by the
AMICO User and Uses Committee will use the Library in 1998/99. In return
for contributing the results of their research to the improvement of
the Library, universities participating in the testbed will receive
a discount on future license fees equivalent to two years free subscription
to The AMICO Library.
When will it run?
The University Testbed takes place in the 1998/99 academic year. Each
university is "running" their own research projects. They
are communicating with each other and AMICO members through a series
of electronic discussions. It is hoped that researchers in these projects
will have an opportunity to report preliminary results to each other
and AMICO members during the project year. AMICO plans a report on the
project in mid 1999.
Who is participating?
In addition to all AMICO Members, the following universities are participants
in the AMICO University Testbed, during 1998/99:
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, 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
University of Illinois, USA
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
- University of Illinois at 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
How will The AMICO Library be distributed to universities involved
in the "Testbed"?
The Research Libraries Group Inc. (RLG) has agreed to make The AMICO Library available to participants in the testbed. The Library will be
offered within the context of experimental services being developed
K-12 and Public Library Activities
Does AMICO have any projects in K-12 schools or public libraries?
AMICO is planning to make the Library available to K-12 schools and
to public libraries in 1999. In preparation for the general public educational
release of the Library, AMICO has established two collaborative projects
to develop appropriate licensing and distribution models for these institutions.
As these projects develop, AMICO will make further announcements and
publish drafts of documents for comment.
How can I find out more about AMICO?
Full details of AMICOs membership and activities, including the
texts of license agreements, are available on the AMICO web site at
www.amico.org. You can also contact:
Harry S. Parker
Chairman of the Board, Art Museum Image Consortium
Director, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
233 Post Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108-5003
Jennifer Trant or David Bearman
Management Consultants to AMICO
5501 Walnut St. #203
Pittsburgh, PA, 15232
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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