This is the proposal
from University Library/Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
and the Art Museum Image Consortium for funding from the Institute
of Museum and Library Services to support our unique Library/Museum
and AMICO propose to provide access to the AMICO Digital Image Library
Database for the Greater Indianapolis Area K-12 Schools and general
public. Our project provides a unique mechanism to test various delivery
models of a large Digital Image Database(AMICO) to an urban K-12 Educational
Community (Indianapolis) and to interested lifelong learners
using regional public libraries.
The libraries of central
Indiana have a special collaborative relationship which has been developed
over the past several years among all types of libraries, public and
private. The proposed distribution of the AMICO databases can piggy-back
on the structures, both technical and political, that are being created.
The proposed project
activities have been segmented into four distinct phases which are
detailed in the narrative. A pre-planning phase included a focus group
to explore area educators interest as well as seek consultation
on proposed project objectives and goals (March 19,1998). Please see
the appendix for minutes from the focus group meeting.
will provide the technical support needed to deliver the AMICO Image
Library in three distinct intensity levels, Models I - III. An analysis
will be completed at the end of the project to determine the most
desired support Model needed to facilitate the use of the AMICO Image
The University Library/AMICO
Image Library demonstration project objectives include:
how a local University Library can provide access to emerging
technologies and demanding networked services to regional schools
and public libraries.
- Exploring the
viability of cost-sharing among regional institutions to provide
licensed access to resources that might otherwise be beyond the
reach of some local institutions.
- Building on local
input to add value to resources acquired on license and to create
special added-value that will serve local needs. Evaluating the
contributions made by the users as well as the service provider
in this model.
- Documenting generalized
practices and products of a model program of cooperation between
libraries, schools and museum with emphasis on how the community
is served, technology is used, or education is enhanced.
In summary, we hope
to be awarded IMLS funding to support our collaboration. Our project
provides an unique collaborative model between a museum image consortium
and an academic library to serve multi-use needs of the K-12 schools,
public libraries, and museums throughout the Greater Indianapolis
Area by implementing the most efficient and appropriate technologies.
This project meets the growing need within the educational community
to harness the benefits of technology while providing content-rich
curriculum to the K-12 educational community. It enriches instructional
contributions to the community as well as those activities which relate
to education. It offers creative solutions to delivering information
over the web to the educational community and serves a leadership
role for other organizations to emulate. Finally, it provides explicit
attention to development of models and guidelines that will be applicable
to other metropolitan-area university/community collaborations.
This document serves
as the narrative for the formal proposal for funding from the Institute
of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support the collaborative
efforts of the Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO, www.amn.org)
and University Library/Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
(IUPUI, www-lib.iupui.edu) to establish model web delivery
systems for K-12 Community access to the AMICO Image Library database.
For the purposes of
this grant proposal, University Library is applying as the primary
participant. University Library/Indiana University-Purdue University,
Indianapolis is one of the most technologically sophisticated academic
libraries in the country, (URL: http://www-lib.iupui.edu). This technically
advanced library offers an infrastructure for faculty and students
which provides seamless integrated access to electronic resources
via the Internet as well as digital initiatives for instruction and
publication. University Library is well positioned to provide access
to the AMICO Image Library as a result of current ongoing collaborations
with Indianapolis area organizations; established delivery/licensing
mechanisms through the county-wide library system; and, a state-of-the-art
technology infrastructure within the University Library system. University
Librarys strong commitment to technology and community partnerships
is reflected in its mission and goals as well as the special technical
and instructional initiatives which it supports. Please refer to the
University Profile for further information.
1.2 ART MUSEUM
IMAGE CONSORTIUM (AMICO)
AMICO is a non-profit
consortium formed by 23 of the largest art museums in North America
to provide educational access to multimedia documentation of art.
This consortium provides a unique and growing resource numbering approximately
20,000 digital images in 1998 and growing rapidly. AMICO members are
consciously exploring new social and economic models for intellectual
property and delivery of their image library. AMICO sees this experiment
in metropolitan-area-wide delivery involving Universities, schools
and public libraries in collaboration with AMICO and local museums
as a possible model for nationwide access to the resource.
1.3 GREATER INDIANAPOLIS
The Greater Indianapolis
Area Schools are defined as those schools, public and private,
which reside in the nine county Central Indiana Area. Participating
schools will access the AMICO Image library for use in the multi-disciplined
based K-12 educational community. The Central Indiana student
population totals over 160,000 students. The Public Schools alone
have a total enrollment of over 131,625; Private school enrollment
exceeds 29,928 students. The Indianapolis schools are currently
well networked and are implementing digital imagery into their
instructional environment(s). This project would enhance technical
applications in place by providing models for greater distribution
and application of this technology into the classroom as well
as facilitate the critical assessment and evaluation of the use(s)
of educational access to multi-media documentation of art.
of central Indiana have a special collaborative relationship which
has been developed over the past several years and includes public
and private libraries of all types. These initiatives have established
a successful precedence for cooperative ventures. The proposed
distribution of the AMICO databases can piggy-back on the structures,
both technical and political, that are being created for the county-wide
Museum of Art
Museum of Art (IMA) Art Education Department intends to access
the AMICO Image Library for use as supplementary educational material.
While their programs focus on educational activities related to
paintings and objects in their permanent collection, access to
auxiliary art images found in the AMICO Image library would provide
value-added content enrichment to their instructional efforts.
Area current ongoing collaborations:
In addition to
regional collaborations, the area libraries are also part of a
State wide initiative,
the INCOLSA Inspire
Project. The goal of this project is to provide the residents
of Indiana access to electronic information resources through
content-rich, full-text, commercially available databases. The
Inspire Project will establish mechanisms to IP filter and authenticate
all libraries in Marion County as well as the State of Indiana.
ongoing projects will serve as access models for the AMICO/University
Library proposed project as well as allow the project to "piggy-back
these initiatives within the Indianapolis community.
2. THE PROJECT
and the AMICO Consortium propose to provide models to support the
delivery of the AMICO image library over the Internet to the K-12
community as well as the Greater Indianapolis Area for use in art
education and other related curriculums. The access to the AMICO Image
Library will be through IP filter, password, and/or authentication.
This multi-purpose project will test pre-designed models of support/delivery
of an image library to determine "Best Practices" as well
as provide value-added content to the K-12 educational curriculum.
role is to provide support and mechanisms to deliver the AMICO Image
Library over the Internet to the Greater Indianapolis Area K-12 Educational
Community. The Indianapolis Marion County Public Library will serve
as the gateway for the authentication and delivery of the AMICO Image
Library to the area educators. This AMICO license would be available
to central Indiana. The staff required to fulfill these efforts include
a Project Director to develop model lesson plans, co-ordinate and
actively promote the project, keep tasks on target, and facilitate
the implementation and evaluation of the use of the AMICO Image Database;
one Co-Project Director who also serves as the liaison from the AMICO
University/Herron Library Testbed project; greater Indianapolis
area educators; and technical support staff provided by all grantee
participating constituencies based on respective resources.
and the AMICO consortium expect to develop models and means to test
the proposed distribution mechanism; test license agreements; demonstrate
use and application of the image library in the K-12 classroom; provide
curriculum development and structure through mini-grants to educators
to develop model lesson plans/curriculum; teacher institutes to facilitate
training and use of the AMICO Image Library in the classroom; and,
the mechanisms such as moderated electronic discussion lists for educators
to discuss and share model lesson plans and web classes, educational
experiences, applications, uses, and knowledge of the Image Library.
In an effort to provide
relevant curriculum for the educators and maintain relevant use of
the AMICO Image Library, it is required that the curriculum be aligned
with the State of Indiana Proficiency Guidelines. The developed curriculum
must come back to the grant partners for further use and study.
The life of the project
will run from October, 1998 through September, 2000. The proposed
project is a multi-phased process involving four phases. Prior to
Phase I a focus group meeting was held March 19, 1998, to determine
the feasibility and interest of area educators toward the project.
Greater Indianapolis Area educators were invited to provide input
regarding the proposed project objectives and goals. Volunteers were
solicited at this meeting to serve as initial K-12 Advisory Board
members to the project.
2.1 PHASE I
(October 1998-May 1999)
The K-12 and Public
Library Advisory Boards will be selected and convened during Phase
I of the project.
- The K-12
The K-12 Advisory
Board will serve pre-IMLS granting through the entire life of
the award (1998 - 2000). Membership will be flexible in an effort
to accommodate the needs of the Advisory Board members and area
educators. The Advisory Board will be a group of volunteers
from a variety of school districts and other educational institutions
within the greater Indianapolis area. The purpose of this Advisory
Board is to work in collaboration with AMICO/University Library
in the selection of a Project Director; the selection of mini-grant
applicants; and to assist in the implementation of the program
as well as the evaluation process. In addition, the Advisory
Board will also participate in focus groups to critique the
process and determine "best practices."
AMICO/University Libraries Project Focus group was held with
greater Indianapolis area educators March 19, 1998. The purpose
of this meeting was to determine the feasibility and level of
interest of the area educators, as well as to determine what
elements would be necessary to make such a project viable for
the local community. Interest was extremely high among these
contact and, we were assured that the greater Indianapolis area
is able to support the technological needs of this project.
Educators are eager to proceed. (See Appendix A)
- Public Library
The role of
the Public Library Advisory Board is to advise as consultants
on the delivery of the AMICO Image Library to community "life
long learners" as well as the students.
Project Director and Hourly Staff
with the Advisory Board members, the Project Director will assist
with the development of mini-grant participant selection criteria;
promotion of the mini-grant opportunities to educators; and the
selection of mini-grant recipients. The Project Director will
be responsible for developing pilot curriculum modules related
to the AMICO Image Library and for use in the project as well
as promotion, implementation, training, and evaluation of the
Director will be employed the length of the grant. A Start Date
of January 1999 at the latest is anticipated. The position ending
date will coincide with the end of the grant period, Summer
2000. The Project Director is responsible for implementation,
outreach, publicity, and use/evaluation of the database by area
educators and will serve as chair of the Advisory Group. The
position will be advertised and applicants will be nominated
with the advice of the AMICO/University Library Project Advisory
Board. To accomplish these responsibilities and have credibility
within the educational community, the individual should possess
the following characteristics:
- The Project
Director must know the Indiana Curriculum.
- Possess multi-discipline
- Proven competency
with the Internet and technology.
- Excellent presentation
and people skills.
- Proven ability
to communicate well; to be a motivator and innovator; and to
a K-12 educator and/or Media Specialist with recent classroom
clerical assistance will be needed to achieve the high level
of interaction with the educators.
Director/ AMICO Liaison for Herron/University Library Testbed
Herron/University Library will serve as the Co-Project Director
for this project. Responsibilities include:
- Liaison from
the AMICO Herron/University Library Testbed project. Please
see the appendix for Herron/University Library Testbed project
- Assist with
the administration and promotion of the AMICO/University Library
and Technical Assistance
Two half time
positions at 20 hours each for the life of the grant will be required
to assist the Project Directors with related project tasks, e.g.,
reports and demonstrations in the field.
of Mini-Grants to Teachers
The purpose of
the mini-grants is to support the core participants in the development
of curriculum using the Image Library. Successful applicants must:
the Summer Teachers Institute.
curriculum modules by the end of Summer 1999.
modules in their Fall and Spring semesters.
Participate in the evaluation process.
and mentor fellow educators.
2.1.6 Other Activities
- General publicity started
-- will be on-going throughout project
Other activities during
Phase I include initiation of promotion and publicity of the
project to the Greater Indianapolis area educators. Promotional
materials will be created in consultation with the Advisory
Boards, AMICO, and University Library. The primary responsibility
for promotion will reside with the Project Directors. Relevant
professional organizations within the Indianapolis educational
and library community will be targeted for participation and
dissemination of information regarding the project at conferences,
seminars, and workshops.
- Develop Mini-Grant
criteria and promotion (Project Dir. + K-12 Advisory Board)
The Project Director will
work with the Advisory Boards and project staff to develop mini-grant
criteria and promote the project and its activities to the K-12
- Selection of mini-grant
recipients (10 educators at 5 schools)
Ten educators from five
Greater Indianapolis Area schools will be selected based on
ability, interest, and proposed use of the image library. These
individuals will also work with the Project Director in the
planning of the Summer Teachers Institute which will be held
June 1999, during Phase II of the project. The educators
involvement will run the life of the grant proposal.
- Develop pilot curriculum
One of the primary responsibilities
of the Project Director in this Phase is to create pilot curriculum
around the AMICO Image Library for distribution and use by the
K-12 Greater Indianapolis Area educational community. The K-12
Advisory Board will provide guidance and input for curriculum
development as it relates to the State of Indiana Proficiency
- Plan Summer Teachers
Institute (Project Dir. + K-12 Advisory Board)
The Project Director, the
K-12 Advisory Board and the Indiana University School of Education
staff will be responsible for planning the Summer Teachers Institute
which will be held June 1999.
2.2 PHASE II (Summer 1999)
Teachers Institute (June 1999)
The primary purpose of
the Summer Teachers Institute is to provide training in the
use of the AMICO Image Library; develop model curricula; and
to share applications, experiences, and model lesson plans as
they relate to the project.
of Model Curriculum by Summer Teachers Institute (July
Outcomes of Summer Teachers
Institute include published preliminary lesson plans shared
among participants and made available/distributed to the Greater
Indianapolis Educational Service Area and nationally through
the AMICO consortium. The seminar is open to other interested
constituencies which might be looking to involvement at a later
date and/or interested in the technology without the mini-grant
support. Three credit hours from the IU School of Education
will be awarded upon successful completion of the Summer Teachers
Institute requirements. Educators will be selected in part based
on their ability to participate as well as on the quality of
their proposed use of the Library.
meeting of Advisory Boards (August 1999)
The K-12 Advisory Board
will review model curricula and advise on implementation. The
Public Library Advisory Board will review project status and
advise on what components will be useful in the public library
2.3 PHASE III (Fall
99 through Spring 2000)
Image Library Curriculum Implementation
Implementation of curricula
in the greater Indianapolis area pilot schools. Project Director
is responsible for coordinating this implementation.
Continued intensive publicity
(talks, demos, etc.) at professional educational and library
meetings, conferences, and on-demand requests.
Mini-grant recipients will
be responsible to mentor and train other educators. The Project
Director may be involved at this level.
2.4 PHASE IV (Summer/Fall
- All users of the AMICO
Image database will be surveyed -- public libraries, art
education programs, general educators.
- Focus groups will
be held. These focus groups will include the various Advisory
Boards and participants as well as other community input,
e.g., students (young and older).
- The Project Director
will provide a final report to be distributed to all parties
involved in the grant.
Throughout the life of
the grant, focus groups and moderated discussion lists will
be established as a means for user feedback and input. Such
mechanisms will provide a forum for educators/users of the library
to discuss the AMICO Image Librarys benefit to learning
and related use issues, e.g., how was the Image Library used
and by whom. In addition, efforts will be made to work with
appropriate individuals/experts in the community to determine
the best institutional collaborations for provision of access
to the AMICO Image Library. The Summer Teacher Institute (June
1999) will also serve as a training opportunity for educators
in the use, application, study, and promotion of the technology/image
library. Emphasis will be placed on the added-value of the AMICO
Image Library to the instructional efforts of local teachers
as well as to "life-long learning" of the community
population in general.
2.5 PHASE I - IV
2.5.1 Models for access
to the AMICO Image Library Database
The AMICO Image Library
will be made available to the Greater Indianapolis Area schools
via three different models for user support. The purpose of
this approach is to develop a variety of models to test and
determine the "Best Practices" for delivery of the
AMICO Image Library to the K-12 environment.
- Model I
The first model is a
high-intensity delivery model and will run from February 1999
through September 2000. This application process will determine
five select Indianapolis Area K-12 schools. Mini-grants will
be awarded to two educators from each school through a selection
process based on individual interest, ability to follow through,
and technical capabilities. Selections will be determined
by the K-12 Advisory Board and the Project Director in collaboration
with AMICO and the University Library. The selected educators
will be provided funding, training, and technical support.
The mini-grant holders will be required to create curriculum
around the AMICO Image Library in tandem with the State of
Indiana Educational Curriculum Proficiencies. In addition,
selected educators will be required to participate in the
Teacher Institute held Summer 1999. Upon completion of the
class/curriculum requirements, the educators will receive
the graduate credits from the IU School of Education (verbal
The Project Director
will work closely with these selected schools/educators to
ensure the projects success. The Project Director is
expected to spend a pre-determined number of hours per semester
in-house working with the selected educators at their respective
schools to enforce the technology, application, and use of
the AMICO Image Library database. Participating teachers should
have a working knowledge of the technology to facilitate more
effective use of time.
Teachers involved in
the intensive work in the Spring/Summer will mentor participants
in the Fall 1999.
- Model II
Model II will run from
Summer 1999 throughout the 1999/2000 academic year. The Project
Director will serve as a consultant to area educators selected
during the Summer Teacher Institute (June 1999). Participants
at this level will be provided procedural documentation and
stock curriculum developed during the Model I implementation
and will meet periodically with the Project Director for input/feedback
and assistance on the project.
Support structures for
these educators to collaborate/network will be the area educator
focus groups held on a periodic basis to discuss the project
uses/issues/benefits/challenges. These focus groups will be
coordinated by the Project Director. Electronic list-servs
will be another mechanisms for sharing use issues/information
as it relates to the project.
- Model III
Model III will run the
life of the grant. The AMICO Image Library will be available
for general use. There will be little hands-on/support from
the Project Director at this level of intensity.
The Project Partners
hope to work with the museum educators in Indianapolis and
the librarians in public library system to determine a means
to present this opportunity to the general public and monitor
Promotion and publicity
will be ongoing throughout the entire project via area professional
organizations such as Association of Indiana Media Educators
(AIME), the Humanities Council, Indiana Library Federation,
and the Arts Consortium of Indianapolis, as well as through
publications, seminars, and list-servs. Demonstrations and presentations
will be given on demand and the pilot curriculum modules will
be distributed based on expressed interest, proposed use, and
3.0 TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS:
3.1 Delivery Mechanism(s)/Access
The project anticipates providing
access to the AMICO Image database mounted on the Research Libraries
Group server made available over the Internet through IP filter/password
and the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library Gateway. In collaboration
with the Advisory Boards, the Project Director would be responsible
for implementing the delivery of the Image Database to Greater Indianapolis
Area schools and public libraries by Summer 1998. Access to the
AMICO Image Library will be provided in the following manner.
- IP filtering can be used
to provide access for public libraries and Greater Indianapolis
- Access to the community
can also be delivered through individual user authentication
in Indianapolis/ Marion County. The project will use the Indianapolis
Marion County Public Library (IMCPL) cards as the authentication
mechanism. IMCPL already has means in place to authenticate
users over the Web. IMCPL cards are available to anyone who
lives, goes to school, or teaches in Marion County. Ongoing
proven collaborations exist within the Greater Indianapolis
area which provide the mechanisms for remote access from home
to a variety of electronic resources available through the area
schools and public library in Marion County. This project would
"piggy-back" on these current initiatives.
- An alternative delivery
mechanism may be to download needed AMICO Image Library images
along with model lesson plans built around the respective images
to a CD-ROM. This process will enable wider distribution and
sharing of the project to other area educators. In addition,
it will avoid bandwidth issues and provide educators greater
instructional flexibility within their respective classroom.
Resources are available to accomplish this through in-kind supplies
and equipment provided by the Indianapolis Public School System
and other area schools.
- Dependent upon individual
schools technological capabilities, relevant/selected
AMICO Image Library images may be downloaded to a server for
use in AMICO/University Library IMLS grant project.
3.2 Fee Structure
The following fee structure
has been proposed for license to The AMICO Library: One cent charged
per public library card holder; ten cents per K-12 student; and
twenty-five cents per University level student. These license fees
will be waived in the 1998/1999 year because IUPUI is already participating
in the AMICO University Testbed project. A nominal fee will be requested
for 1999/2000. Levels of use associated with the Indianapolis region
during the project will be charged by the Research Libraries Group
at its prevailing rates.
3.3 Control and Security
Schools and libraries are
responsible for providing students and faculty with an understanding
of the users and uses allowed under the terms of the license.
4.0 EVALUATION PERIOD
The evaluation period will
scrutinize the following research objectives as set forth by the
AMICO consortium and agreed upon by AMICO and University Library.
The research objectives include:
- Identify who uses the AMICO
Image Library (Digital Library) and why? Include an assessment
tool for the use of the AMICO Image Library to the benefit of
- Increase understanding of
user needs for teaching and research use of the AMICO Image Library
(Digital Libraries) and the systems architectures needed to support
- Establish if the license
terms proposed by the AMICO consortium are acceptable.
- Design means for user feedback
and dialogue with AMICO members, University Library participants,
and Indianapolis Area Educators.
The proposed project is an
unique opportunity to develop and test a variety of image database
delivery/access mechanisms and a range of inter-institutional collaborations
between public libraries, local museums, regional public and private
schools, universities, and a consortium of museums. This model collaboration
between the nationally recognized University Library-IUPUI and the
Art Museum Image Consortium will address, test, and determine distribution
issues related to the technology, licensing, delivery, and multiple
uses, of a major digital image library within the K-12 environment.
In addition, our proposed project
fulfills many of the Evaluation Criteria listed in the IMLS Guidelines.
In particular, the AMICO/University Library project offers a unique
collaboration between a museum consortium and an academic library
as we provide a model(s) technology/use piece to be readily disseminated
and adapted to other Urban Communities Nationwide. Our major contributions
will include an evaluation of demonstrated uses of the application
of a major digital image library within the K-12 educational community
and the technological model(s) to follow. To some degree the sustainability
will be determined through the application and evaluation of the
project. However, mechanisms are currently in place within the greater
Indianapolis area to continue this project well beyond the life
of the IMLS grant.
Salary and Wages: (Permanent
It is estimated that the Co-Project Director and liaison
to the University test bed project for AMICO (already awarded)
would be spending at least one day a week on this project to
assist with demonstrations and as a consultation for community
AMICO Client Liaison
This persons main time will be spent in coordination
of museum educators in-put into project processes and assessing
the uses being made by the project participants. Calculated
as 25% of one person @ $60,000 = $15,000/yr plus 29% fringe
benefits + $4350/yr. 1998/99 costs will be absorbed by AMICO.
Salary and Wages: (Temporary
Staff Hired for Project)
A focus group of local educators indicated that a salary
range of $55,000 with an increase to $60,000 for the second
year would be necessary in our area to attract someone with
the necessary qualifications to give credibility to the project.
Those qualifications would include such elements as recent classroom
experience, familiarity with Indiana curriculum, and creativeness.
Technical and Clerical Approximately two hourly half
time positions (a) to provide assistance in grant administration
and publicity related activities and (b) to provide technical
assistance in giving demonstrations and working with local educators
in the field. Calculated as 40hr/wk x $10/hr x 50 weeks + 7.10%
fringe benefits for 2 yrs.
Calculated at the PA rank (professional, non-faculty
rank) for the IUPUI University of 26.39%.
Calculated at the IUPUI faculty fringe benefit rate of
Hourly Support Staff
Calculated at the IUPUI rate for casual hourly of 7.1%.
AMICO Client Liaison
Calculated at the fringe benefit rate supplied by AMICO
Consultant fees are for
several categories of individuals and are all matching funds.
Community educators and librarians have generously agreed to
donate time for Advisory Boards which will assist with hiring
of personnel, awarding of teacher grants, reviewing grant activities,
and the evaluation process. While some periods of activity may
be more intense than others and will probably be based on half
day activities, we have calculated the following per day averages:
1) K-12 Advisory Board
12 people at 6 days per year average for two years at
2) Public Library Advisory
Board 8 people at 2 days per year for two years at $250/day
3) AMICO Museum Educators
8 people from 8 museums working with AMICO on a K-12
Subcommittee of the AMICO User/Uses Committee who will be devoting
one extra day / semester to IUPUI project related meetings;
8 people, 2 days/year for 2 years x $250 = $8,000.
4) AMICO Technical and
Legal Support This includes Web master, database administrator,
and legal counsel involvement the IUPUI project and is estimated
at 4 days/year for each support element.
5) IUPUI Technical Support
This would involve special involvement of the IUPUI Operations
and Client Support Teams to set up server access, trouble shoot
system and network problems, etc. -- 10 days per year - two
years. These would be functions which could only be performed
by these system personnel.
6) IUPUI Center for Teaching
and Learning (CTL) The CTL will provide assistance with
hardware and technical consultation for the project as related
to classroom instruction. This Center already serves the IUPUI
University faculty concerning technology in the classroom. CTL
has specialized equipment and software for working with images
and the Web. Computer consulting at the University is usually
charged at $50/hr, but we have budgeted $40/hr for a combination
of consultation and use of equipment with and without consultation
for a total of 200 hrs/year for two years.
Project Director - Conferences
Includes trip to AMICO conference each year; estimated
at $1,000 each trip or $2,000 and an additional professional
conference(s) for presentations
Project Director - Local
Travel Includes local travel to schools for publicity
and consulting, calculated as minimally 3 trips/week x 45 weeks
x 2 yrs @ $11/trip (a trip would be considered as within a 20
mile radius (40 mi. round trip) at the University reimbursement
rate of $0.28/mile).
- Conferences Includes trip to AMICO conference each
year; estimated at $1,000 each trip or $2,000. Any additional
related travel would also be contributed by IUPUI University
AMICO Client Liaison
The AMICO Client Liaison will want to participate in
the major general meetings held with the Advisory Boards as
well as additional critical planning meetings. This is calculated
as at least 3 meetings / year with air transportation estimated
as $250 each trip and a per diem of $125/day for housing and
food. Average hotel prices in the Indianapolis area run about
AMICO Museum Educators
These educators are members of the K-12 Subcommittee
of the AMICO User/Uses Committee and will participate in consultation
and evaluation of the project. One extra meeting of 2 days duration
/ year for 8 people is anticipated. This is estimated as $300
air fare each trip with a per diem of $125/day for housing and
food for 2 days each year.
Materials, Supplies, and Equipment
Special Hardware and
Software for the Project Director It is projected
that additional hardware, such as memory beyond the normal installation
and a larger screen size, and special software not usually provided
to our library staff desktop such as Photoshop, Pagemaker, etc.,
will be needed. The $5,000 estimate is only for items above
our usual staff workstation which is included in our overhead
The commercial reproduction of master CD-ROMs is quoted locally
as $1.50 / CD-ROM; we anticipate minimally 5 model lesson plans
which we would reproduce 200 copies of each or 1,000 copies
for a total of $1,500 to be distributed at demonstrations and
as examples on request. This is not included in the publicity/promotion
AMICO Image Database
Licenses AMICOs current licensing policy is
$0.10 / student and $0.01 / public library cardholder. Student
enrollment is based on the latest available figures for 1997/98
from the Indiana Department of Education of approximately 161,550
public and private school K-12 students. Public library cardholders
are based on central Indiana area public library figures for
1996, the latest available from the Indiana State Library. All
greater Indianapolis area schools and public libraries will
be eligible to participate. AMICO is foregoing the 1998/99 fees,
but is requesting a nominal fee for the second year.
Mini-Grants to Teachers
- We anticipate awarding 10 grants to teachers at 5 schools.
A focus group of educators alerted us that projects have been
more successful when there were at least two people from the
same school building. This provides needed local interaction
and stimulates creativity. The grants will be cash awards of
$3,000 each teacher for curriculum development, primarily over
the summer of 1999. Included, but listed separately below will
also be tuition for 3 credit hours for the Summer Teachers Institute
which much be attended as part of the mini-grant award. For
these grant elements the educators must produce and implement
curriculum, participate in evaluation of the project, and mentor
and train fellow educators.
Summer Teachers Institute
This program will be for 3 credit hours as part of the
School of Education. Verbal agreement to this has already been
obtained. The Institute will be a requirement for the mini-grant
awardees, but it will also be open to 10 additional local educators,
whose tuition will be paid. All participants will have to produce
curriculum units by the end of the summer to earn credit. These
curriculum units will be shared by the project. The mini-grant
participants are required to implement the lesson plans; the
other educators are not, but will become part of the follow-up
evaluation. Indiana University graduate tuition is $138.75 /
credit hour or $8,325 for 20 people. The remaining $1675 would
be for class supplies.
Money for Substitute
Teachers For educators to participate in programs
during the school year, substitute teachers must be hired. The
current area rate for substitute teachers varies from $55 -
$85 / day. We have assumed $70/day for 10 teachers to meet 2
days per month for 10 months.
These are rooms within University Library or elsewhere in the
community. We have assumed an average of 1 meeting / month for
2 years of various groups at a rate of $150/day for the room.
This will be a computer instruction laboratory at IUPUI
with the latest technology available for instruction. The Summer
Teachers Institute will be held in this facility as well as
other training and workshops. 40 days are calculated at $500
per day for this advanced facility.
Publications and Publicity
Production and mailings of brochures to schools and public
libraries; production of handouts for libraries; cost of survey
production and distribution; cost to produce and distribute
Images will be deliverable through the Web, but some images
will need to be stored locally for curriculum development. Images
will take a disproportionate amount of space.
IUPUI University Overhead
The Indiana University
federally negotiated overhead for service projects is 30.4%
This includes office space, telephones, account management charges,
and standard office supplies. Non-standard supplies are itemized
within the grant. The Director of IUPUI University Libraries
is willing to forego 22.4% of this negotiated overhead as matching
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