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This page provides an overview of 250 articles related to 'multimedia', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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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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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

MIDRIB: Beyond Clip Art for Medicine

Betsy Anagnostelis and Sue Welsh describe the recent launch of the MIDRIB (Medical Images Digitised Reference Information Bank) project, and describe the medical image resource the project will create.

May 1997, issue9, feature article

The Future of Digitising at the State Library of Victoria, Australia

Catherine Herman and Indra Kurzeme discuss the multimedia source project, set within the context of the pro-multimedia State of Victora, Australia.

May 1997, issue9, project update

Web Focus: Report on the WWW 6 Conference

Brian Kelly describes the sixth International World Wide Web conference which took place in California from 7 – 11 April 1997.

May 1997, issue9, tooled up

Elvira 4: May 1997, Milton Keynes

Ian Bloor reports on the recently held Elvira (Electronic Library and Visual Information Research) event.

May 1997, issue9, event report

Cybercollege Scorecard: How Does Your University Score?

Tony Durham, multimedia editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement, explains how to determine whether cultural change has affected your institute of learning.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Beyond the Web: The Potential Uses of HTML in Library Disaster Control Planning

During a lifelong library career, 2 out of 5 librarians will face a major disaster in their library. Emma Blagg describes the design and evaluation of a HTML-based disaster control plan, used to provide the counter measures taken to minimise the effects of such a disaster.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

ERCOMS

The ERCOMS team explain the intricacies of their Electronic Reserve Copyright Management System project.

July 1997, issue10, project update

Web Focus: Technical Aspects of Copyright and the Web

Brian Kelly reports on the TALiSMAN seminar: Copyright and the Web.

July 1997, issue10, regular column

Knight's Tale: The Hybrid Library - Books and Bytes

Jon Knight gives his personal view on the fashionable concept of a 'hybrid library'.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

The Librarian of Babel: for a Public Reading Right

The Librarian, talking to Mike Holderness, considers the economics of gathering all human knowledge and proposes a Public Reading Right.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Digital Libraries '97

David Nichols reports on the important international conference: Digital Libraries '97.

September 1997, issue11, event report

BULISC '97

John Eyre reports on the Bournemouth University Library & Information Services Conference, New Tricks 2.

September 1997, issue11, event report

Libtech '97

Christine Dugdale & Jackie Chelin of the ResIDe project, University of the West of England, report on the seminar which took place at Libtech at the University of Hertfordshire.

September 1997, issue11, event report

Netskills Corner

Justin MacNeil reviews FrontPage '98 Beta.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

Internet Resources for Older People

Internet resources for older people: Monica Blake describes some findings from the Internet and Older People Project, funded by The British Library Research and Innovation Centre Digital Library Research Programme.

March 1998, issue14, feature article

Superjournal Update

Christine Baldwin describes work so far on the Superjournal project which set out to study factors which make e-journals successful and useful to academia.

March 1998, issue14, project update

Down Your Way: Cyberworld Croydon

Lyndon Pugh took a trip to the cyberworld of Croydon, to see 'what was going down'.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Netskills Corner: Multimedia Web Design

Netskills Corner: Multimedia Web Design: Walter Scales considers multimedia web design, asking whether we are running down an up escalator.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Project Patron

Elizabeth Lyon and Jon Maslin describe this JISC eLib Programme project (Performing Arts Teaching Resources Online).

May 1998, issue15, feature article

What Is XML?

Brian Kelly elucidates another infuriating three letter acronym: XML.

May 1998, issue15, tooled up

Web Focus: The 7th World Wide Web Conference

Brian Kelly is interviewed about the 7th World Wide Web Conference upon his return from Brisbane.

May 1998, issue15, regular column

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

May 1998, issue15, news and events

Metadata Corner

Michael Day reports from Tomar, Portugal, on the DELOS6 Workshop.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Information Landscapes

Rosemary Russell, Sally Criddle and Sarah Ormes report on the UKOLN conference held in June 1998.

July 1998, issue16, event report

UKOLUG

Jacqueline Chelin reports on the UKOLUG 20th birthday conference.

September 1998, issue17, event report

Knowledge Management

Sheila Corrall asks if 'knowledge management' is a new phrase in place of 'information management', or a new concept altogether.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Web Research: Browsing Video Content

Peter Thomas, UWE, and Peter Macer of Hewlett Packard Research Laboratories describe automated techniques for browsing video content.

March 1999, issue19, feature article

Metadata: Image Retrieval

Michael Day reports on combining content-based and metadata-based approaches.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

OMNI: Accessing the Internet

John Kirriemuir writes about an informal survey of Internet Access in the NHS.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Metadata: Workshop in Luxembourg

Michael Day and Andy Stone report on the Third Metadata Workshop in Luxembourg.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

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