1. Multimedia and Academia: Understanding, Finding, and Using Multimedia Resources: Why bother with this tutorial?
In the 21st century, multimedia has become increasingly part of our daily lives. It is easier than ever to create multimedia objects like images and videos. For example, graphic representations of data and ideas (called infographics) can be found just about anywhere, from the bus station and local news to academic essays. Multimedia appeals to researchers because sometimes it can more clearly and powerfully communicate ideas and arguments than using just text alone.
This tutorial will help you:
- Recognize common non-text information formats and how non-text information (such as images, sound recordings, video, and interactive media) can be used in research, including your own
- Identify issues of fair use and copyright that you should consider when working with multimedia
- Discover information in different media formats using library and free online tools
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