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ERIC Number: ED400822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 14
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Authoring Multimedia in an Academic Library.
Hallis, Robert H., Jr.
The term "multimedia" is defined as the integration of text, audio sound, static graphic images, animations, and full motion video. Multimedia encompasses a number of components and levels of sophistication, and has come to denote the cutting edge of a technology that continues to change with unprecedented speed. Gaining a proficiency in authoring multimedia resources may involve a steep learning curve and significant cost to implement the infrastructure needed to support the work. This paper discusses the elements of a multimedia presentation; the structure and procedure for authoring multimedia resources; the types of computer applications that may be used; the opportunity costs associated with the allocation of staff time and equipment for different levels of multimedia resources; and provides examples of successes and failures encountered with the use of multimedia presentations in library instruction and expert systems at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Authoring multimedia resources can make one's job easier and can provide expanded service to the academic community. (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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