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EFFICIENT USAGE OF REMOTE AND ONLINE PUBLICATION OF MULTI-MEDIA MATERIAL

Objective

EUROPE MMM project will demonstrate the joint development of multimedia materials among authors, publishers, and repackagers/educators, and their customised supply to users. Guidelines for use of existing packages will enable the creation, reuse and readaptation of material, and descriptions and capabilities of common tools will also be available. There will be recommendations for standards in development methods, as well as for appropriate publishing licences, procedures and skills. The project is expected to result in increased access to commercially published multimedia educational material and more flexible purchasing options.

The key objective of this project is flexibility: for the end customer for receipt of multi-media works; for the telecommunications carrier for delivering the product; for the publisher in protecting their IPR and recovering their investment; for the author in choice of platforms and repurposing content.

This project will demonstrate the collaborative development of multi-media materials between authors, publishers, and repackagers/educators, and their customised supply to users. This demonstration will be in the creation of multi-media products: in the telematics sector for prototype delivery in Belgium, UK and Germany; and then a full demonstration in Italy.

Guidelines in the effective use of existing packages will be produced to enable authors to collaborate in developing multi-media materials and to enable the creation, reuse and re-purposing of material from a variety of sources. Descriptions and capabilities of commonly used tools with details of file formats and converters for multi-media packaging will be made available to authors and publishers. Recommendations will be proposed for standards in development methods; for the development of licences to publish such material; and for cost-effective procedures and skills needed for commercial publication.

Anticipated Results: Demonstration in use in an educational user-site of a package of multimedia material in a format which will allow customisation by the end-user to fit local needs. The package will consist of a sample set of material and a book detailing guidelines for creation, local network delivery, and customisation.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Address
Baffins Lane
PO19 1UD Chichester
United Kingdom

Participants (8)

ACIT GMBH
Germany
Address
6-8,Spiekerhof
48143 Munster
FERNUNIVERSITAT
Germany
Address
10B,profilstr.
58084 Hagen
GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Austria
Address
4A,schiessstattgasse
8010 Graz
INTEGRATED INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Greece
Address
72-74,Salaminos Street
17675 Athens
KONINKLIJK INSTITUUT SPERMALIE
Belgium
Address
9,Snaggaardstraat
8000 Brugge
Open University
United Kingdom
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Sago SpA
Italy
Address
Viale Don Minzoni 39
50129 Firenze
Sensotec NV
Belgium
Address
21,Nikolaas Gombertstraat
8000 Brugge