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Beyond Text: Libraries Create and Deliver Access to Rich-media Collections

Date : Jan 26, 2005
Start Time : 11 a.m. Eastern
Length : 00:56:11

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Today's information environment goes far beyond plain text. Some of the more compelling content comes in the form of digital images, sound, and video. Libraries interested in building well-rounded collections need the ability to incorporate all these types of resources.

Based on his experience with the large-scale digital video collections of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive and other multimedia collections at Vanderbilt University, Breeding will present an overview of the issues, standards, and technologies surrounding rich media formats. He will describe some of the personnel, hardware, software, and other infrastructure needed to successfully tackle a digital project.

Whether your library plans to produce its own multimedia digital collection or just needs to provide access to resources with digital audio, video, or images, you'll want to tune in to this Institute.

Marshall Breeding ?Library Technology Consultant and Author

Marshall Breeding is library technology officer at Vanderbilt University's Jean and Alexander Heard Library and a leading library technology consultant. He is a prolific author who has written nine books and more than 100 articles on topics including library automation, Internet technology, networking, and library trends. As an accomplished speaker, Breeding has made more than 100 presentations to the library community through professional conferences and technology user group meetings. Online, Breeding maintains Library Technology Guides, a comprehensive resource and content site related to library automation, and lib-web-cats, a directory of libraries throughout the world.