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Digital Media
Technological and Social Challenges of the Interactive World
Creators: Megan A. Winget, William Aspray
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Imprint: Scarecrow Press
Pub. date: 09/22/2011
Lib. SRP: 80.00 USD
Ret. SRP: 62.99 USD
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
ISBN: 9780810881976
DRM Level: Adobe Content Server 4
Min. Version: Adobe Digital Editions
File size: 3860 KB
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   Computer Technology, Nonfiction
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Short Description:
   

There has been an explosion in the creation and use of digital media over the past quarter century and in particular over the past decade. As the varieties of digital media multiply, scholars are beginning to examine its origins, organization, and preservation, which present new challenges compared to the organization and preservation of traditional media such as books, papers, films, photographs, music scores, and works of art. In order to examine from multiple perspectives issues related to history, preservation, and ontology of digital media, editors of this volume organized an invitation-only workshop on digital media. The participants were carefully chosen to represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, ranging from humanities to informationstudies to technology to history to communication theory to fine arts. The book is organized in four parts, each representing a different perspective on digital media: preservation, interaction, organization, and history. The...

Full Description:
   Digital media has exploded over the past quarter century, and in particular the past decade. As varieties of digital media multiply, scholars are beginning to examine its origins, organization, and preservation, which present new challenges compared to traditional media. To examine issues from multiple perspectives, experts were invited to an invitation-only workshop on digital media. The participants were carefully chosen to represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, ranging from humanities and fine arts to communication theory. The papers collected here are the results of that workshop. Digital Media: Technological and Social Challenges of the Interactive World is organized in four parts, each representing a different perspective on digital media: preservation, humanities, organizational, and historical. The section on preservation considers the problems of archiving digital media for long-term preservation; the humanities section offers a human-centered view of digital media, focusing on the interaction between technological changes and cultural practices; the section dealing with organization goes beyond the study of digital artifacts in isolation to consider the context, collection, and arrangement of objects; and the historical section examines how our perspectives on digital media have changed over time, looking at how issues such as the digital divide and digital production have changed as technology has changed. The wealth of varied perspectives in Digital Media provides new light on this topic, beyond the media studies viewpoint that is the most common way of engaging these topics. This collection will be a valuable addition for students and faculty in information studies, communication studies, rhetoric, new media, and more.
Reviews:
  American Reference Books Annual
      This volume brings together nine chapters authored by nine practitioners, scholars, and students, focusing on the changes digital media are impacting in library and archival works. Organized into four parts, the work addresses preserving digital media, describing documents, the personal nature of digital media, and the interactions between technology and culture. These papers are edited versions of presentations made at an invitation-only workshop on digital media held at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. This content is good for students and practitioners working with archives, digital media, taxonomy, and human-computer interactions. The introductory chapter helps the reader to locate desired information, and provides a comprehensive overview of the book as a whole. This is a valuable addition to anyone considering how digital media is impacting today's information-rich world and the preserving of such materials.
  Library Resources & Technical Services
      ... Brimming with ideas and differing perspectives on its very broad topic. ... The editors of Digital Media say that it is suitable for use as a graduate textbook. That seems fair; ... individual chapters will certainly be of interest to many readers, particularly students starting to explore these concepts in library and information science courses.
  The Australian Library Journal
      Intended 'for use as a graduate textbook', this publication treads a delicate path between theory and practice. . . . This work documents from multiple perspectives a view in time that may increase in value, especially if we pause to wonder what it was like at the beginning of the digital torrent. The editors are to be thanked for bringing us a comprehensive situation report.
Creator Marketing:
  Megan A. Winget     
      Megan A. Winget is assistant professor, School of Information, at the University of Texas at Austin. William Aspray is professor of Information Technologies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the co-editor of many books, including The Internet and American Business (2008), Everyday Information (2011), and Privacy in America (Scarecrow, 2011).
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