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AMICO Achievements for Year 1998

Download 1998 Achievements as a .PDF file.
Events are in reverse-chronlogical order.

  • RLG agrees to support weekly updates to the AMICO database in 1999.
  • The California Digital Library agrees in principle to develop an application to distribute the AMICO Library.
  • AMICO receives its first royalty check from Research Library Group (RLG) on behalf of the University Testbed participants. Actual income exceeds budget.
  • AMICO is granted 501 (c) 3 status from the Internal Revenue Service.
  • AMICO and IUPUI are awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant to investigate AMICO Library distribution to K-12 schools and public libraries in 1999-2001.
  • The Executive Committee of AMICO approves AMICO staffing plan. Appointment of an Executive Director, Director of Strategy and Research, and Director of Technology are made.
  • The public AMICO web site launches on September 1 st , including a Thumbnail Catalog of all works in The AMICO Library.
  • The Library of Congress in Washington, DC joins as an AMICO member.
  • AMICO and RLG release the Testbed AMICO Library on August 24 th .
  • The Frick Collection and Research Library, New York, NY and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY join AMICO.
  • Preview edition of The AMICO Library released for University Testbed participants.
  • Application submitted to the National Science Foundation's Digital Libraries II grant competition.
  • AMICO receives a Mellon Foundation planning grant of $45,000.
  • AMICO Board meets in Worcester, MA, and approved ByLaws.
  • AMICO incorporates as an independent, membership organization, separate from the AAMD.
  • AMICO Library University Agreements returned by Testbed participants.
  • Presentation describing AMICO at Committee on Fair Use (CONFU).
  • University Testbed Participants' Web Site launched.
  • AMICO Library data delivered to the Research Libraries Group (RLG)
  • Publication in RLG News of "Bringing Art Museum Images to the Classroom", Spring,1998 features the University Testbed.
  • Presentation on University Testbed at the Coalition for Networked Information, Washington, DC.
  • Presentation on AMICO at Visual Resources Association/Art Libraries Association (VRA/ARLIS), March 7, 1998 explains AMICO to those responsible for looking after image collections in universities and colleges.
  • University Testbed Participants announced.
  • Panel Discussion by Stephanie Stebich, Cleveland Museum of Art, Peter Walsh, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College and Susan Chun, College Art Association, Toronto, February 28, 1998.
  • University Testbed Participants Announced.
  • First AMICO Board meeting held. Executive Committee Elected.
  • Members submit full list of AMICO Library contributions.
  • First Contributions to The AMICO Library made by members.

In June of 2005, the members of the Art Museum Image Consortium voted to dissolve their collaboration. This site remains online for archival reasons.