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The Conception and Development of Two Museum-based Projects. ArtsConnectEd and AMICO. Presented at the 2002 Asian Pacific Economic Community Conference in Taipei, Taiwan.

The Conception and Development of Two Museum-based Projects. ArtsConnectEd and AMICO. Presented at the 2002 Asian Pacific Economic Community Conference in Taipei, Taiwan.

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  • 2002 APEC Making the Virtual Library a Reality: The Conception and Development of Two Museum-based Projects ArtsConnectEd and AMICO Scott Sayre Ed.D. Director of AMICO Member Services and US Operations
  • 2002 APEC The Art Museum Image Consortium “AMICO” The AMICO Library™ is a licensed digital educational resource available under subscription to universities and colleges, public libraries, elementary and secondary schools, and museums.
  • 2002 APEC AMICO: An overview • Non-profit consortium of Art Museums • Formed in 1997 in response to Bill Gates launch of Continuum, (now Corbis) • Re-licenses museum multimedia (images, text, audio, video) for educational use
  • 2002 APEC AMICO: An overview • Currently 36 Member Museums • Six (6) Distributors • Over 300 Subscribers: K12-Schools, Universities and Libraries • Over 3 million Users • Over 100,000 works of art
  • 2002 APEC How AMICO Works… 36 Member Museums AMICO Distributor Distributor Distributor Distributor Distributor Distributor Subscribers Subscribers Subscribers Subscribers Subscribers Subscribers
  • 2002 APEC AMICO: Public Site www.amico.org
  • 2002 APEC AMICO: Distributors AMICO Thumbnail Research Libraries Group H.W. Wilson Cartography Associates University of Michigan VTLS
  • 2002 APEC ArtsConnectEd A gateway to the art collections, educational materials, and other online resources of The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center supporting the needs of the K-12 art education community.
  • 2002 APEC ArtsConnectEd: An overview • Formed in 1997 • A collaboration between the two largest art museums in Minnesota • Built on existing collaboration between Education departments • Based loosely on AMICO technical standards • Funded by state and corporate grants for online projects and K-12 education
  • 2002 APEC ArtsConnectEd: An overview • Dynamically generated via museum’s collections/asset management systems • Underlying database accessed via ArtsConnectEd and other institution specific interfaces • All content is cross referenced to related items
  • 2002 APEC ArtsConnectEd: Contents • Over 50,000 object records • Over 33,000 library card catalog records • Over 2,800 audio and video records • Over 1,500 online text docs. (bibliographies, etc.) • Over 6,500 zoomable images • Over 175 online audio and video segments • 350 educational activities • 35 online educational units • Tools for personalizing and saving content
  • 2002 APEC ArtsConnectEd: Users • State-wide teacher-based train the trainer program • Designed for use by both K-12 teachers and students • Over one million annual users
  • 2002 APEC ArtsConnectEd: Structure
  • 2002 APEC ArtsConnectEd: Structure
  • 2002 APEC ArtsConnectEd: Partners The Minneapolis Institute of Arts Home page Walker Art Center Home page
  • 2002 APEC ArtsConnectEd: The Site ArtsConnectEd Home page www.artsconnected.org
  • 2002 APEC ArtsConnectEd: Interfaces The Minneapolis Institute of Art’s Explore the Collection Walker Art Center’s Collections and Resources
  • 2002 APEC What takes to develop a successful digital library collaboration… • Shared Vision • Resources • Collaboration • Governance • Standards • Sustainability
  • 2002 APEC What takes to develop a successful digital library collaboration… Shared Vision • Leadership within each participating institution • Mutually agreed upon target audiences, goals and objectives
  • 2002 APEC What takes to develop a successful digital library collaboration… Resources • Available content – Quantity and quality – Legally and physically available • Available human resources – Skills – Allocated time – Interest in the project • Available financial resources or potential source – Short term – Long term
  • 2002 APEC What takes to develop a successful digital library collaboration… Collaboration • Internal – Cross-departmental – All required roles and functions – Perceive potential synergy • External – Cross-institutional • Set aside competitive roles • Willingness to share • Willingness to compromise • Shared identity and credit
  • 2002 APEC What takes to develop a successful digital library collaboration… Governance/Structure • Requires commitment from upper management • Agreed upon point person and decision-making process all related functions – Curatorial/Library – Education – Editorial – Information Technology – Marketing – Development/Fundraising • Process for developing and maintaining a long-term strategy
  • 2002 APEC What takes to develop a successful digital library collaboration… Standards • Technical • Procedural • Descriptive • Classification • Editorial • Design • Educational
  • 2002 APEC What takes to develop a successful digital library collaboration… Standards • Internal – Compatible current departmental practices – Compatible existing systems and processes • External – Compatible with other institutions – Compatible with national/international standards and authorities – Able to be modified and/or expanded over time
  • 2002 APEC What takes to develop a successful digital library collaboration… Sustainability • Aligned with the mission of the organization • Integrated into ongoing processes and procedures • Written into staff job descriptions • Planned, controlled growth and updating • Long-term plan for funding both staff and technology • Compatible with other related projects (int. & ext.)
  • 2002 APEC What takes to develop a successful digital library collaboration… • Vision • Resources • Collaboration • Governance • Standards • Sustainability
  • 2002 APEC www.amico.org www.artsconnected.org Scott Sayre - scott@amico.org
  • 2002 APEC Resource Adoption