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Multimedia is media and content that uses a combination of different content forms. The term can be used as a noun (a medium with multiple content forms) or as an adjective describing a medium as having multiple content forms. The term is used in contrast to media which only use traditional forms of printed or hand-produced material. Multimedia includes a combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video, and interactivity content forms. Multimedia is usually recorded and played, displayed or accessed by information content processing devices, such as computerized and electronic devices, but can also be part of a live performance. Multimedia (as an adjective) also describes electronic media devices used to store and experience multimedia content. Multimedia is distinguished from mixed media in fine art; by including audio, for example, it has a broader scope. The term "rich media" is synonymous for interactive multimedia. Hypermedia can be considered one particular multimedia application. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Multimedia)

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Metadata related to 'multimedia' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'multimedia': 250 (14.4% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'multimedia' across all Ariadne articles: 483
  • Average number of references to 'multimedia' per Ariadne article: 1.93
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'multimedia': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'multimedia': 13.6 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'multimedia':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. catherine herman (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. indra kurzeme (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. walter scales (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. judith wusteman (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Formats for the Electronic Library

Judith Wusteman describes the document formats used in electronic serials.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

The Paper House of Cards (And Why It's Taking So Long to Collapse)

In our previous issue, Fytton Rowland defended the continuation of print research journals into the networked age. Here, Stevan Harnad presents a different case.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

Patient Education: A Role for Multimedia

Paul Garrud discusses the potential for on-line patient education multimedia.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

Preserving Oral History Recordings

Colin Webb and Kevin Bradley look at some of the practical realities, and implications, of introducing digital technology into the sound preservation functions of the National Library of Australia.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Australian Co-operative Digitisation Project, 1840-45

Ross Coleman describes a project which will create a unique research infrastructure in Australian studies through the digital conversion of Australian serials and fiction of the seminal period 1840-45.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Introducing Web Focus

UK Web Focus - a strange job title. What is it? What does it do? In this article Brian Kelly describes his role as UK Web Focus, his previous involvement with the Web and his work as the JISC representative on the World Wide Web Consortium.

March 1997, issue8, tooled up

From MERCI to DESIRE: European Digital Library Projects

Dave Hartland writes the Netskills Corner column for this edition. In it, he provides a brief overview of some of the EU-funded Telematics for Research projects.

March 1997, issue8, tooled up

Search Engine Corner

Tracey Stanley looks at 'Push', where a network-based service 'pushes' information to your machine, rather than you 'pulling' information from the service.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

Down Your Way: The Natural History Museum

John Kirriemuir takes in megabytes of trilobites at the Natural History Museum.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

Unique Identifiers in a Digital World

Andy Powell reports on a seminar organised jointly by Book Industry Communication and the UKOLN on the use of unique identifiers in electronic publishing.

March 1997, issue8, event report

Disabil-IT? Conference

Isobel Stark reports from the February 1997 Disabil-IT? conference, aimed at library and computing services staff to help raise awareness of issues related to IT provision for students with disabilities.

March 1997, issue8, event report

ELVIRA 4

Claire Davies sets the scene for ELVIRA 4, the annual Electronic Library Visual Information Research Conference, May 1997 in Milton Keynes, UK.

March 1997, issue8, event report

Print Journals: Fit for the Future?

Do authors choose to appear in print journals for the wrong reasons? Do print journals continue for the wrong reasons? In short, are print research journals a corrupt form of scholarly communication? We asked Fytton Rowland to provide a defence of the traditional scholarly journal. In our next journal we shall provide a perspective from the other side of the debate.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

SCRAN: A Taste of Scotland and Food for Thought

Bruce Royan outlines an epic millennium project to digitise much of the culture and heritage of Scotland.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

Networking Moving Images

Anne Mumford summarises the meeting organised by the British Universities Film and Video Council at the National Film Theatre on 18 December 1996, which looked into the problems and issues surrounding using academic networks for multimedia applications.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

Handling MARC With PERL

Jon Knight investigates the inner workings of the MARC record's binary distribution format and presents the first cut at a Perl module to read and write MARC records.

January 1997, issue7, tooled up

Copyright Issues in Projects Funded by the Electronic Libraries Programme

After several months experience of dealing with copyright and the eLib programme, Charles Oppenheim returns to the major issues that have a risen.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Infopolecon

John Lindsay comments on the evolution of the UK network infrastructure, and the problems arguably generated along the way.

November 1996, issue6, feature article

ILRT: The Institute for Learning and Research Technology

Gillian Austen, External Relations Manager at the recently founded Institute for Learning and Research Technology at the University of Bristol, gives an overview of its structure and objectives.

November 1996, issue6, project update

British Library Corner: Setting Priorities for Digital Library Research, The Beginnings of a Process?

Graham Jefcoate describes the background behind the recently announced British Library Research and Innovation Centre call for proposals in the field of digital library research.

November 1996, issue6, regular column

Down Your Way: John Moores

Isobel Stark visits one of the most prominent new university library buildings of recent years.

November 1996, issue6, regular column

Interface Miriam Drake: A Rainy Night in Georgia?

The Library is still busy, as Miriam Drake explains to Alison Kilgour.

November 1996, issue6, regular column

JISC Projects Ahead

John MacColl outlines some of the key points in JISCÆs five year strategy document.

September 1996, issue5, feature article

Net Gains for Digital Researchers

Amy Friedlander, the editor of D-Lib, looks at, and towards, some of the benefits of the Web and digital technology towards how we do and present research.

September 1996, issue5, feature article

HELIX

Ruth Glynn outlines the HELIX project, one of the new Images projects from the eLib programme.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Open Journals

Steve Hitchcock describes the Open Journals project. This involves the use of an innovative approach to handling the hyperlinks between Web-based resources, which could have significant implications for on-line journals and publishing.

September 1996, issue5, project update

DESIRE: Development of a European Service for Information on Research and Education

Klaas Wierenga, the director of DESIRE, describes this pan-European project in which the academic network services of the UK have a large stake.

September 1996, issue5, project update

The SURF Foundation

Jaqueline Pieters describes the evolution of the SURF Foundation, a major IT co-ordination service for the Dutch academic sector.

September 1996, issue5, project update

CTI (Computers in Teaching Initiative)

The CTI, set up in 1989, offers a UK-wide service to academic staff in higher education institutions through its network of 24 subject-based centres. Joyce Martin, acting head of the CTI Support Service, describes this HEFCE funded initiative.

September 1996, issue5, project update

MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship

Lori Widzinski, the editor, describes the evolution of MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship.

September 1996, issue5, review

Copyright Info on the Net

Charles Oppenheim takes a look at some of the Web sites and Bulletin Boards that contain information on copyright issues.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Charging Ahead?

Ruth Jenkins summarises Richard Lucier's Follett Lecture Series talk on charging in HE Libraries.

July 1996, issue4, feature article

Serving the Arts and Humanities

Dan Greenstein gives an extensive description of AHDS, the Arts and Humanities Data Service: its objectives, organisation, and how the data will be collected, preserved and described..

July 1996, issue4, feature article

MIDRIB

Julian Cook describes a project that deals with the storage and access of medical images.

July 1996, issue4, project update

JILT: Journal of Information, Law and Technology

Nicola Clare presents the case for an electronic journal in law.

July 1996, issue4, project update

The Importance of Advanced Communications Technologies and Services (ACTS): The European Connection

David Kay describes ACTS, the Advanced Communications Technologies and Services, a programme under the European Community 4th Framework Research & Technology Development Programme, consisting of around 120 projects.

July 1996, issue4, project update

JUGL

Emma Wright put on her woolies and went to Preston to report on the annual JUGL (JANET User Group for Libraries) conference.

July 1996, issue4, event report

Moral Rights

Charles Oppenheim describes the issues and pitfalls in this often overlooked area of copyright legislation. If you are involved in any digital libraries project that deals with other peoples' material held in an electronic form, read this article.

July 1996, issue4, regular column

Wire: Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly is put under the virtual spotlight to answer a few questions via email on his past, present, and thoughts on matters networking.

July 1996, issue4, regular column

Short Loan Projects

John MacColl discusses some of the issues involved in the digitisation of short loan collections.

May 1996, issue3, feature article

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