Digital Media and Electronic Publishing

Digital Media and Electronic Publishing

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Digitally-based information is the key enabling character-istic of today's information technology world. Experts predict that digital information will become even more pervasive as it moves into homes via cable, television and digital phones. The capabilities of digital media make it an increasingly attractive option for publication in the areas of electronic journals electronic newspapers, interactive books and virtual libraries. This book reviews the state-of-the-art of digital media and electronic publishing. Given the strategic importance of this topic to a wide range of applications and developments, this book provides a unique insight into the views and research results of international authorities actively engaged in media-based projects around the world and dis-cusses its implications for the future. The three world-renowned editors of this book bring together papers covering the challenges and opportunities faced in this new electronic information age. They include topics from the design, development and delivery of inforamtion modelling tools to the legal aspects of this highly complex area.
"Digital Media and Electronic Publishing" is essential reading for graduates, researchers, and professionals in digital-media and multimedia and will be of interest to any-one who wishes to find out more about this rapidly expanding and exciting area.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 167.64 x 241.3 x 10.16mm | 476.27g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 70 b&w illustrations, index
  • 0122277562
  • 9780122277566

Table of contents

(Chapter headings) Challenges and opportunities in electronic publishing, S. Cunningham; reading, M. Woodhouse; graphics in documents - some lessons from technical publishing, A. Mumford; developing successful multimedia - a practical approach, B. and J. Milne-Home; content analysis: a new approach for author and users of hypermedia, N. Stanton; low-cost hypertext authoring with the microsoft windows help facility, M. Lee and S. Robertson; electronic journal pro-vision using acrobat, guide and mosaic, J. Wusterman and H. Brown; a network-based distributed, media-rich computing and information environment, R. Phillips; distributed tele-services: the interaction of form and content, G. Parr and P. Ward; supporting multi-media interactive learning environ-ments - an approach to the design, development, and delivery of information modelling tools and applications, P. Ward; virtual libraries, R. Earnshaw; interactive multimedia versus conventional forms of publication: a case study, S. Newton and Z. Nemes-Nemeth; an active quality manual using hyper-media, Leung, Leung, and Hill; copyright protection for multimedia data, Koch, Rindfrey, and Zhao, subject index.
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