MmIT Journal August issue now available

Multimedia Information & Technology vol 36 no 3 is now available featuring a new landscape layout and we would welcome feedback on the new design. Our cover photograph shows the new ‘totem pole’ at John Rylands Library at the University of Manchester, which references the library’s collections of rare books, manuscripts and archives.

MMIT Group members and subscribers can view the journal online at http://cilipjournals.org.uk/mmit

or http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/special-interest-groups/multimedia/journal/pages/journalcurrentissue.aspx.

We have been able to keep to the new 36-page length and this issue carries a special focus on public libraries covering use of wireless; the London Libraries Consortium; and local studies and social media at Solihull.  Other features include archiving at the Aston Martin Heritage Trust; QR codes in higher education; Royal Horticultural Society’s online image library; improving access to cultural content through a knowledge transfer partnership between Bridgeman Art Library and the London College of Communication.

Kate Lomax’s ‘Best of the Blog’ covers the future of the library profession, Google Wave, and web video developments.

Reviews feature Kevin Curran on Library Mashups; Christine Urquhart on Envisioning future academic library services; Andy Tattersall finds out why Information is Beautiful; Michael Upshall explores Content Licensing; and Ken Cheetham reports on his product review of Xtreme web Designer 5.

The news section covers the MMIT Group survey; interactive whiteboards to bring Shakespeare’s plays to life using Manga; collaboration on bibliometrics; new Bamboo notebooks; free multi-language keyboard; a new version of Animate Pro; the Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia joining Credo; and voice control software for graphic design applications.

Kevin Curran’s technology roundup is wide ranging, covering items from use of photos to promote library events to mobile devices in a library context.

The November issue will include a special focus on academic libraries, contact the editor to offer news or feature ideas.

Comments or contributions are welcomed. Please contact the Managing Editor, Catherine Dhanjal with article or news suggestions, or images of multimedia in use.  If you have any problems logging-in, or would like to join the Group or subscribe, please contact Catherine. catherine.dhanjal@theansweruk.com   Tel: +44 (0)1883 650434

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