Digital Material

Digital Material

As has occurred before within the history of emerging media, the advent of digital
media and the World Wide Web generated two opposing discourses on the
social and cultural effects of the new media: one utopian and one dystopian.

Author: Marianne van den Boomen

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789089640680

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

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This is a compelling study of the often controversial role and meaning of the new media and digital cultures in contemporary society. Three decades of societal and cultural alignment of new media yielded to a host of innovations, trials, and problems, accompanied by versatile popular and academic discourse. "New Media Studies" crystallized internationally into an established academic discipline, which begs the question: where do we stand now; which new issues have emerged now that new media are taken for granted, and which riddles remain unsolved; and, is contemporary digital culture indeed all about 'you', or do we still not really understand the digital machinery and how it constitutes us as 'you'. From desktop metaphors to Web 2.0 ecosystems, from touch screens to bloggging to e-learning, from role-playing games to Cybergoth music to wireless dreams, this timely volume offers a showcase of the most up-to-date research in the field from what may be called a 'digital-materialist' perspective.
Categories: Social Science

Digital Libraries

Digital Libraries

This chapter looks at methods for storing digital materials in repositories and
archiving them for the long term. It also examines the protocols that provide
access to materials stored in repositories. It may seem strange that such
important topics ...

Author: William Y. Arms

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262261340

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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The emergence of the Internet and the wide availability of affordable computing equipment have created tremendous interest in digital libraries and electronic publishing. This book is the first to provide an integrated overview of the field, including a historical perspective, the state of the art, and current research. The term "digital libraries" covers the creation and distribution of all types of information over networks, ranging from converted historical materials to kinds of information that have no analogues in the physical world. In some ways digital libraries and traditional libraries are very different, yet in other ways they are remarkably similar. People still create information that has to be organized, stored, and distributed, and they still need to find and use information that others have created. An underlying theme of this book is that no aspect of digital libraries can be understood in isolation or without attention to the needs of the people who create and use information. Although the book covers a wide range of technical, economic, social, and organizational topics, the focus is on the actual working components of a digital library.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries Design Development and Impact

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries  Design  Development  and Impact

The focused issues are: i) material organization and management policy, ii)
metadata standards, and iii) data ... like all the other digital items, the attributes
inherited from the collection to subcollections are identified and the overall
collection ...

Author: Theng, Yin-Leng

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599048802

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 690

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"This book is an in-depth collection aimed at developers and scholars of research articles from the expanding field of digital libraries"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Business & Economics

Digital Modeling of Material Appearance

Digital Modeling of Material Appearance

Observation provides guidance in how to model materials, but it doesn't give us
precision needed for digital modeling. The interaction of light and materials occur
physically, not in perceptual terms, so we need to consider characterizing ...

Author: Julie Dorsey

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 008055671X

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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Computer graphics systems are capable of generating stunningly realistic images of objects that have never physically existed. In order for computers to create these accurately detailed images, digital models of appearance must include robust data to give viewers a credible visual impression of the depicted materials. In particular, digital models demonstrating the nuances of how materials interact with light are essential to this capability. Digital Modeling of Material Appearance is the first comprehensive work on the digital modeling of material appearance: it explains how models from physics and engineering are combined with keen observation skills for use in computer graphics rendering. Written by the foremost experts in appearance modeling and rendering, this book is for practitioners who want a general framework for understanding material modeling tools, and also for researchers pursuing the development of new modeling techniques. The text is not a "how to" guide for a particular software system. Instead, it provides a thorough discussion of foundations and detailed coverage of key advances. Practitioners and researchers in applications such as architecture, theater, product development, cultural heritage documentation, visual simulation and training, as well as traditional digital application areas such as feature film, television, and computer games, will benefit from this much needed resource. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Julie Dorsey and Holly Rushmeier are professors in the Computer Science Department at Yale University and co-directors of the Yale Computer Graphics Group. François Sillion is a senior researcher with INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique), and director of its Grenoble Rhône-Alpes research center. First comprehensive treatment of the digital modeling of material appearance Provides a foundation for modeling appearance, based on the physics of how light interacts with materials, how people perceive appearance, and the implications of rendering appearance on a digital computer An invaluable, one-stop resource for practitioners and researchers in a variety of fields dealing with the digital modeling of material appearance
Categories: Computers

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Metadata creation is a crucial aspect of the ingest of digital materials into digital
libraries. Metadata needed ... The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) has undertaken
research to automate this process for some classes of digital material. We have ...

Author: Julio Gonzalo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540446361

Category: Computers

Page: 569

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL 2006, held in Alicante, Spain in September 2006. The 36 revised full papers presented together with the extended abstracts of 18 demo papers and 15 revised poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 159 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on architectures, preservation, retrieval, applications, methodology, metadata, evaluation, user studies, modeling, audiovisual content, and language technologies.
Categories: Computers

Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication

Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication

The pavilion is a dynamic expression of the physical behavior present in a
material placed under stress. In this instance, thin birch veneer plywood strips,
6.5mm (.25"), are placed in an elastic bend, or “bending active” position to create
a rigid ...

Author: Christopher Beorkrem

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136231735

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Author Christopher Beorkrem shows how material performance drives the digital fabrication process and determines technique. He has recreated and dissected thirty-six of the most progressive works of architecture of the last few years, with perspectives from the designers so that you can learn from the successes and failures of each project. Including step-by-step diagrams and using consistent language and the simplest construction techniques, he identifies the important characteristics of each material, including connection types, relative costs, deformation, color, texture, finish, dimensional properties, durability, and weathering and waterproofing to link the design outcomes to form. The book is divided into five parts by material – wood, metal, concrete, hybrids, and recycled – to help you reference construction techniques for the fabrication machines you have on-hand.
Categories: Architecture

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Athens University recently initiated a digital collection development project to
provide enhanced educational capabilities. Collections vary in terms of the
material included and the requirements imposed by potential users. In order to
simplify ...

Author: Rachel Heery

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540230137

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 532

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL 2004, held in Bath, UK in September 2004. The 47 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 148 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on digital library architectures, evaluation and usability, user interfaces and presentation, new approaches to information retrieval, interoperability, enhanced indexing and search methods, personalization and applications, music digital libraries, personal digital libraries, innovative technologies, open archive initiative, new models and tools, and user-centered design.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Complex Systems Concurrent Engineering

Complex Systems Concurrent Engineering

Developed approach is based on the idea of material representation in the form
of digital data sets describing various material properties in different length
scales. The platform is equipped with additional software modules dedicated to ...

Author: Geilson Loureiro

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846289767

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 831

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This volume features the proceedings of the 14th ISPE Conference on Concurrent Engineering, held in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, on the 16th – 20th of July 2007. It highlights the application of concurrent engineering to the development of complex systems.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Ornament Today

Ornament Today

- But how does it now differ from machine ornament and classical ornament? Where do the affinities and continuities exist? Ornament Today raises the question of the change in the structure and status of ornament in the digital age.

Author: Jörg H. Gleiter

Publisher: Bozen-Bolzano University Press

ISBN: 9788860460486

Category: Design

Page: 184

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The debates on ornament have reignited. As the digital age dawns, ornament — the very thing that modernity attempted to abolish at the beginning of the machine age — is making a comeback in architecture, design, and art. Opinions diverge when it comes to ornament, but less in the sense of taste than that the central questions of design crystallise on it. - But how does it now differ from machine ornament and classical ornament? Where do the affinities and continuities exist? Ornament Today raises the question of the change in the structure and status of ornament in the digital age.
Categories: Design

Managing Intellectual Assets in the Digital Age

Managing Intellectual Assets in the Digital Age

As property law and commercial transactions law focus more attention on digital
material, users of that material direct greater attention to the fight for consumer
protection regulations that apply directly to electronic transactions and to the ...

Author: Jeffrey H. Matsuura

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1580536468

Category: Law

Page: 233

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Written for technology professionals and business managers/owners alike, this new, easy-to-understand book provides you with a comprehensive overview of the key legal and economic issues that affect rights of access and use for intellectual property and knowledge assets, with special emphasis on computer software, Internet content, and digital media. It is the first book to address management of both traditional intellectual property and the broader set of knowledge assets in a single resource. It presents these subjects in a style appropriate for a wide range of practitioners who are not intellectual property or knowledge management specialists, and approaches the challenge of managing these assets from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Categories: Law

Digital Watermarking for Digital Media

Digital Watermarking for Digital Media

“Digital watermarking” means embedding information into digital material in such
a way that it is imperceptible to a human observer but easily detected by
computer algorithm. A digital watermark is a transparent, invisible information
pattern ...

Author: Juergen Seitz

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781591405207

Category: Computers

Page: 262

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"The book discusses new aspects of digital watermarking in a worldwide context"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Computers



The term “digital preservation” refers to preservation of materials that are created
originally in digital form and never existed in print or analogue form as well as
those converted from legacy documents and art facts into images using scanners,

Author: Rasmita Mohanty

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 9788184249019

Category: Digital libraries

Page: 200

View: 201

The book is grouped under five main sub-themes as: Theme 1: Planning Development and Management of Digital Libraries; Theme 2: Collection Development in Digital Environment; Theme 3: Resource Sharing and Networking; Theme 4: New Technologies and Adaptability; Theme 5: Change Management Issues and Strategies.
Categories: Digital libraries

Digital Anthropology

Digital Anthropology

The template for the database's model of secrecy is not only the affordances of
new digital technologies but a number of ... This room, with locked door, was
constructed to reassure those permitting sensitive or restricted material to be
recorded ...

Author: Heather A. Horst

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780857852939

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Anthropology has two main tasks: to understand what it is to be human and to examine how humanity is manifested differently in the diversity of culture. These tasks have gained new impetus from the extraordinary rise of the digital. This book brings together several key anthropologists working with digital culture to demonstrate just how productive an anthropological approach to the digital has already become. Through a range of case studies from Facebook to Second Life to Google Earth, Digital Anthropology explores how human and digital can be defined in relation to one another, from avatars and disability; cultural differences in how we use social networking sites or practise religion; the practical consequences of the digital for politics, museums, design, space and development to new online world and gaming communities. The book also explores the moral universe of the digital, from new anxieties to open-source ideals. Digital Anthropology reveals how only the intense scrutiny of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life. Combining the clarity of a textbook with an engaging style which conveys a passion for these new frontiers of enquiry, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, media studies, communication studies, cultural studies and sociology.
Categories: Social Science

Digital Libraries International Collaboration and Cross Fertilization

Digital Libraries  International Collaboration and Cross Fertilization

There is need for digital library software for organizing and provision of access to
this material. Such software has to meet two prime requirements: Indexing and
searching of documents in Indian languages (full text and metadata), and ...

Author: Zhaoneng Chen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540240306

Category: Computers

Page: 690

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The International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL) is an annual international forum that provides opportunities for librarians, researchers and experts to exchange their research results, innovative ideas, service experiences and state-- the-art developments in the field of digital libraries. Building on the success of the first six ICADL conferences, the 7th ICADL conference hosted by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the Shanghai Library in Shanghai, China aimed to further strengthen the academic collaboration and strategic alliance in the Asia- Pacific Region in the development of digital libraries. The theme of ICADL 2004 was: Digital library: International Collaboration and Cross-fertilization, with its focus on technology, services, management and localization. The conference began with an opening ceremony and the conference program featured 9 keynote speeches and 5 invited speeches by local and international experts. During the 3-day program, 40 research paper presentations were given in 3 parallel sessions. The conference also included 6 tutorials and an exhibition. The conference received 359 submissions, comprising 248 full papers and 111 short papers. Each paper was carefully reviewed by the Program Committee members. Finally, 44 full papers, 15 short papers and 37 poster papers were selected. On behalf of the Organizing and Program Committees of ICADL 2004, we would like to express our appreciation to all authors and attendees for participating in the conference. We also thank the sponsors, Program Committee members, supporting organizations and helpers for making the conference a success. Without their efforts, the conference would not have been possible.
Categories: Computers

Preserving Digital Materials

Preserving Digital Materials

As noted above, there is a considerable amount of high-quality information
available about preserving materials in digital form, and much of it is available on
the web. The accessibility that this provides is countered by the impermanence of

Author: Douglas Ross Harvey

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598441080

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

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This book provides a single-volume introduction to the principles, strategies and practices currently applied by librarians and record keepers to the preservation of digital information. Also included are case studies of practice from the library, record keeping, audiovisual archiving, data archiving and geospatial communities.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Digital Turn in Architecture 1992 2012

The Digital Turn in Architecture 1992   2012

In contrast, the virtual to actual paradigm is an emerging method where (digital)
material resistances can be tested through simulation. It is based on the
translation and/or dissemination of a virtual 3-D construct, an example of which is

Author: Mario Carpo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118425916

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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Now almost 20 years old, the digital turn in architecture has already gone through several stages and phases. Architectural Design (AD) has captured them all – from folding to cyberspace, nonlinearity and hypersurfaces, from versioning to scripting, emergence, information modelling and parametricism. It has recorded and interpreted the spirit of the times with vivid documentary precision, fostering and often anticipating crucial architectural and theoretical developments. This anthology of AD’s most salient articles is chronologically and thematically arranged to provide a complete historical timeline of the recent rise to pre-eminence of computer-based design and production. Mario Carpo provides an astute overview of the recent history of digital design in his comprehensive introductory essay and in his leaders to each original text. A much needed pedagogical and research tool for students and scholars, this synopsis also relates the present state of digitality in architecture to the history and theory of its recent development and trends, and raises issues of crucial importance for the contemporary practice of the design professions. A comprehensive anthology on digital architecture edited by one of its most eminent scholars in this field, Mario Carpo. Includes seminal texts by Bernard Cache, Peter Eisenman, John Frazer, Charles Jencks, Greg Lynn, Achim Menges and Patrik Schumacher. Features key works by FOA, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Ali Rahim, Lars Spuybroek/NOX, Kas Oosterhuis and SHoP.
Categories: Architecture

Digital Rights Management for E Commerce Systems

Digital Rights Management for E Commerce Systems

Every day a vast amount of material is distributed online, through the Internet and
private networks. Owners of digital material need to protect their digitized goods
without inhibiting their trade. In economic terms, the contribution made by ...

Author: Drossos, Lambros

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605661193

Category: Political Science

Page: 404

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"This book highlights innovative technologies used for the design and implementation of advanced e-commerce systems facilitating digital rights management and protection"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Political Science

Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies Innovations Methods and Ethical Issues

Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies  Innovations  Methods  and Ethical Issues

Moreover, it supports structural and incremental development and reusability of
the resulting materials as suitable ... of structural and multigranular digital
material with pedagogical knowledge as • Why are you designing a Web course?

Author: Hansson, Thomas

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599049717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 574

View: 458

"This book provides a collection of successful designs, defined as communicative relation-building solutions, for individuals and collectives of interlocutors. It includes a longitudinal perspective of past mistakes, current trends and future opportunities, and is a must-have for beginners in the field as well as qualified professionals exploring the full potential of human interactions"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Business & Economics

The New Digital Shoreline

The New Digital Shoreline

Some recording artists publish ads against stealing digital material. Others say,
Please download our latest album (but then buy a ticket for our next concert).
Society has not yet settled this issue decisively. The emerging cultural networks
and ...

Author: Roger McHaney

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1579226027

Category: Education

Page: 267

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Two seismic forces beyond our control – the advent of Web 2.0 and the inexorable influx of tech-savvy Millennials on campus – are shaping what Roger McHaney calls “The New Digital Shoreline” of higher education. Failure to chart its contours, and adapt, poses a major threat to higher education as we know it. These forces demand that we as educators reconsider the learning theories, pedagogies, and practices on which we have depended, and modify our interactions with students and peers—all without sacrificing good teaching, or lowering standards, to improve student outcomes. Achieving these goals requires understanding how the indigenous population of this new shoreline is different. These students aren’t necessarily smarter or technologically superior, but they do have different expectations. Their approaches to learning are shaped by social networking and other forms of convenient, computer-enabled and mobile communication devices; by instant access to an over-abundance of information; by technologies that have conferred the ability to personalize and customize their world to a degree never seen before; and by time-shifting and time-slicing. As well as understanding students’ assumptions and expectations, we have no option but to familiarize ourselves with the characteristics and applications of Web 2.0—essentially a new mind set about how to use Internet technologies around the concepts of social computing, social media, content sharing, filtering, and user experience. Roger McHaney not only deftly analyzes how Web 2.0 is shaping the attitudes and motivations of today’s students, but guides us through the topography of existing and emerging digital media, environments, applications, platforms and devices – not least the impact of e-readers and tablets on the future of the textbook – and the potential they have for disrupting teacher-student relationships; and, if appropriately used, for engaging students in their learning. This book argues for nothing less than a reinvention of higher education to meet these new realities. Just adding technology to our teaching practices will not suffice. McHaney calls for a complete rethinking of our practice of teaching to meet the needs of this emerging world and envisioning ourselves as connected, co-learners with our students.
Categories: Education

Creating Digital Collections

Creating Digital Collections

Probably not, as the kinds of material in special collections vary more than
manuscripts and therefore require more special handling. However, adopting the
philosophy of mass digitisation can help bring down the costs of digital collection

Author: Allison Zhang

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780631387

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Libraries recognize the importance of digitizing archival material to improve access to and preservation of their special collections. This book provides a step-by-step guide for creating digital collections, including examples and practical tips that have never been published before. Illustrates concepts with an on-going case study at the end of each chapter Provides detailed technical information and practical experience Discusses practitioners’ insight in digitization Can be used as a guide for creating digital collections
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines