Architecture for Access: Multimedia Digital Libraries and Museum Applications Moderator: Sam Hastings, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abby Goodrum, Syracuse University Samantha Hastings, University of North Texas Vika Kravchyna, University of North Texas Tom Terrell, University of South Florida Ahmet Yayla, University of North Texas
Digital libraries have extended access to many types of collections from all points of the globe. These collections include film and video archives, news material, oral histories, museum images and digitized special collections. As more multimedia collections are digitized, there is a growing need for proactive digital design to assure access and interoperability without compromising the content of the collections. Subject areas range from digital image reference services; museums and web-based exhibits to the use of face recognition software for national security. This interactive panel session features experts who are pushing the envelope of multimedia digital libraries, from lessons learned on recent projects to architecture considerations for future standards.