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AMICO Press Release:
AMICO Research and Editorial Offices Move to The University of Toronto,
Robarts Research Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences

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For Immediate Release: August 1, 2002
AMICO Headquarters

The Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO) is delighted to announce that the University of Toronto has been selected as its new institutional host. Beginning in the fall of 2002 the AMICO Research and Editorial Offices will move to Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. The University of Toronto was selected following an open Request for Proposals, issued in the spring of 2002.

“We’re delighted to be moving to the University of Toronto”, says Jennifer Trant, AMICO’s Executive Director. “The diversity of academic computing activities and the breadth of interest in AMICO from across university departments bodes well for fruitful collaborations.”

Carole Moore, University Librarian, concurred. “Our proposal to AMICO demonstrated the diversity of activity at U of T. We’re pleased to have AMICO join the many other digital library initiatives within the University of Toronto Library and across our campuses. We’re excited not only to host AMICO but to see AMICO as a partner in our many on-going activities.”

The University of Toronto Library is in an ideal position to facilitate collaboration across departments, as its mandate is wider than most, including support and coordination of academic computing for instruction and provision of access to digital resources for research and teaching. In the words of U of T’s outgoing Provost, Adel Sedra, the Library provides, “one stop shopping for information and information technology.” Through its digital and print library resources, its Information Commons access services, and its Resource Center for Academic Technology support for teaching, the Library works with all faculties to integrate resources for user convenience.

The University of Toronto, which is among the largest in North America, has a strong entrepreneurial faculty culture and common interests in exploring utilization of new media and technology. “We’re looking forward to exploring ties with the Museum Studies Program, the Faculty of Information Studies, the Knowledge Media Design Institute and others across the Faculty of Arts and Science and the School of Education,” says David Bearman, AMICO’s Director of Strategy and Research. “The time is ripe to integrate networked cultural heritage with research, teaching and learning across the disciplines.”

New Address:
Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO)
Robarts Library 7th Floor
University of Toronto
130 St George St.
Toronto, ON M5S 1A5



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