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Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™
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Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™

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Presented at the 2003 Museums and the Web Conference

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  • 1. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO Addressing Multiple Audiences with Multiple Interfaces to The AMICO Library™ Scott Sayre - Director of Member Services Kris Wetterlund- Director of User Services
  • 2. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO • Independent, non-profit consortium of institutions with collections of art • Mission: enable educational use of museum multimedia What is AMICO?
  • 3. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO 39 AMICO Member Museums contribute digitized works of art, multimedia, and related information on an annual basis. How does it work? Member Museums The AMICO Library
  • 4. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO How does it work? Member Museums The AMICO Library AMICO builds an integrated Library and delivers it to five specialized distributors. Distributors
  • 5. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO How does it work? Member Museums The AMICO Library AMICO and the distributors license The AMICO Library™ to colleges, universities, K-12 schools and public libraries. Distributors Subscribers
  • 6. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO How does it work? Member Museums The AMICO Library Subscribers to The AMICO Library™ deliver it to over 3 million users world-wide. Distributors Subscribers End Users
  • 7. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO What’s In It? Cultures and time periods represented range from ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian to contemporary art from around the world; from Native American art to African art to Japanese and Chinese works. The 2002 AMICO Library™ includes: • Over 13,000 paintings • Over 5,900 sculptures • Over 13,700 drawings and watercolors • Over 23,800 prints • Over 29,000 photographs • Over 9,800 works of decorative art
  • 8. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO University Subscribers Over 250 subscribing institutions worldwide. AMICO currently has subscribers in Australia, Canada, China, Israel, Lebanon, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. Subscribing universities serve about 2 million students. K-12 Subscribers Over 70 K-12 subscribers in North America. Subscribing schools currently serve almost 30,000 students annually. Public Libraries AMICO Subscribers:
  • 9. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO •Six different Distributors providing exposure to a broad range of users •Wide range of interfaces influenced by other integrated products and the distributor’s perceptions of the needs of users AMICO’s Distribution Model
  • 10. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO AMICO Distributors: Cartography Associates
  • 11. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO AMICO Distributors: H.W. Wilson
  • 12. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO AMICO Distributors: OhioLINK
  • 13. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO AMICO Distributors: RLG Inc. (Research Libraries Group)
  • 14. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO AMICO Distributors: University of Michigan
  • 15. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO AMICO Distributors: VTLS
  • 16. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO What are the differences?
  • 17. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO Features and Functions Overview Distributor Features Cartography Assoc. (browser ver.) H.W. Wilson OhioLINK RLG Inc. University of Michigan VTLS Simple search – • – • – – Browse • • • – • • Thesaurus – • – – – – Advanced search • • • • • • Unlimited Boolean • • • – • – Keyword • – • • – – Any field – • – – • • Authority lists • • – – – – Cat. Fields to query 16 32 7 10 18 5 Cat. Fields displayed 30+ 20+ 35+ 15+ 25+ 10+ Sort results – • • • • – Graphic tools • – – – • • Search history – • – • – • Query links – • • • – • Export text files – • – – – • Order Tiff files – – – • – – Integrated resources • • • – • – Personal Grouping • – – • • • Local – – – – – • Networked • – – • • – Sharable • – – – • –
  • 18. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO Sample terms: • birth • German landscape • haystack • oil portrait child • black and white • French still life • surreal Consistency of Search Results
  • 19. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO Simple Search Returns 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 birth german landscape haystack oil portrait child black and whitefrench still life surreal Search term(s) Number of returns H.W.Wilson Ohiolink RLG University of MichiganVTLS Simple Search
  • 20. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO Advanced Search Returns 0 50 100 150 200 birth german landscape haystack oil portrait child black and white french still life surreal Search term(s) Number of returns H.W.Wilson Ohiolink RLG University of Michigan VTLS Advanced Search
  • 21. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO Alignment with User’s needs: • Most digital library user research has been conducted in higher education - MESL - UC Berkeley - Penn State • Primary focus of research has been in the on the transition from slides to digital images • Very little is known in regards to digital library applications in the K-12 classroom or the public library environment
  • 22. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO Adapting to Innovation: The amount of experience users have with a resource can affect their ability to identify what they need from the resource
  • 23. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO Conclusions • More research is needed to determine the needs of specific audiences in accessing and using digital libraries of cultural heritage information • AMICO’s multi-distributor model now offers an unique environment for investigating relationships between multiple interfaces and the needs of specific audiences • AMICO will begin to seek partners and funding to conduct ongoing research in this area, sharing findings with the entire museum community
  • 24. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO
  • 25. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO AMICO Public Website includes: • General Information • Content Profile • Thumbnail catalog • Links to Members • Links to Distributors • Links to Subscribers • Rights Request Form
  • 26. Museums and the Web 2003 Art Museum Image Consortium www.amico.org Scott Sayre & Kris Wetterlund, March 20, 2003 AMICO www.amico.org Scott Sayre - scott@amico.org Kris Wetterlund - kris@amico.org

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