AMICO undertakes projects from
time to time that extend our knowledge of the construction, enhancement,
delivery and use of The AMICO Library.
We now have the following activities underway,
each of which has its own web site for participants.
In order to investigate how The AMICO Library
may be fully accessed and used at the K-12 academic level AMICO has
set up a K-12 Testbed Project. For three
academic semesters AMICO plans to make The AMICO Library available
to a small group of 11 K-12 teachers across the United States.
Teachers will receive The AMICO Library free
from November 2000 (for planning and personal review of the Library),
and will begin to use the Library with their classes in the following
semester and then through following academic year of 2001/2002, in
return for providing ways that they incorporated The AMICO Library
into teaching units of their various subjects; and then relaying to
AMICO staff the success or failure of The AMICO Library and the resources
provided around it to enhance learning, understanding, and interest
amongst students compared to existing teaching supplements.
In order to develop an awareness of possible uses (that may require
a minor change in teaching processes) and stimulate active integration
of AMICO Library use into normal class practices AMICO has contracted
with Peter Walsh to prepare a series of model assignments that draw
on The AMICO Library and could be used by Professors and Teaching
Assistants at subscribing AMICO Colleges and Universities. These are
based on a review of the courses offered at those schools, and developed
with an eye to identifying works from the collections of AMICO Members
that would strengthen The AMICO Library if they were contributed.
Assignments will be designed to be presented and distributed by AMICO
on the AMICO Public Web site, where they will be mounted by AMICO
the Model Assignments
We also use this area as a gateway to completed projects, if you wish
to review past results.
collaborated with campuses in Canada, Europe and United States to
build our knowledge of the users and Uses of The AMICO Library in
Testbed Summary Meeting, June 3-4, 1999
- Project Background
AMICO Members Note: IUPUI has decided to pursue this
project with other partners. With the permission of the IMLS they
will be using Corbis Images and the Grove Dictionary of Art to provide
online content in their National Leadership Grant for Museum Library
In partnership with the Herron School of Art at Indiana
University/Purdue University Indianapolis, AMICO received a grant
from the Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) to study
the use of The AMICO Library in schools and public libraries.
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