Writing, Publishing and Preserving Electronic Documents related to the Visual Arts

multipaper session
  1. 1. Pierre du Prey

    Queen's University

  2. 2. Blair Martin

    Kingston Learning Systems

  3. 3. Daniel Greenstein

    King's College London

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Writing, Publishing and Preserving Electronic Documents related to the Visual Arts
Pierre du Prey
Department of Art, Queen's University
Blair Martin
Kingston Learning Systems, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Daniel Greenstein
King's College, London
Keywords: architecture, interactive, publication, archive, collection, standards

Session Topic
This session will include papers by two Kingston-based collaborators engaged in electronically writing, designing and publishing an interactive introduction to the history of the Classical tradition in architecture. Apart from its text, this project has an important visual component consisting of the images electronically reproduced in close conjunction with the ongoing verbal narrative. In addition the two papers (and the presentation that will accompany them) demonstrate the role of certain interactive functions growing out of, and intended to re-enforce, the text as well as the images. These new interactive techniques, in addition to tried and true cross referencing methods, invite the participation of the reader to an unheralded extent. Aimed at a wide range of potential users, the publication captures the sometimes serendipitous excitement of the classroom. The third paper introduces the Arts and Humanities Data Service in the UK whose mandate is to coordinate access to, and facilitate the creation and use of, electronic resources. Attention will be paid to the role of the AHDS's Visual Arts Data Service in a world of rapidly proliferating digital images and image collections. Strategies will be discussed regarding the creation, accessibility, preservation and intellectual "rights" related to digital images.

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Conference Info

In review


Hosted at Queen's University

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

June 3, 1997 - June 7, 1997

76 works by 119 authors indexed

Series: ACH/ALLC (9), ACH/ICCH (17), ALLC/EADH (24)

Organizers: ACH, ALLC