Date

6-2010

Degree Name

BS in Graphic Communication

Department

Graphic Communication Department

Advisor(s)

Brian P. Lawler

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the benefits of digital video to communicate and preserve scholarly work. This study asks the question: How can digital video benefit communication and scholarly work? Combining both visuals and audio, digital video has become a unique educational tool between scholars and students alike to communicate, teach, and learn. As technology advances, the creation, preservation, and viewing of digital video continues to increase; however, so do the challenges that arise as a result. Digital video currently faces challenges in defining and effectively managing metadata standards for media files, bridging a gap between traditional and digital preservation techniques, and protecting original materials while still providing access to them for current and future generations. It is not until further attention is paid to these challenges that the benefits and potential of digital video as a source of scholarly work can be fully realized.

Elite and Specialized Interviewing and Descriptive Research methods were the research methods used to discover the benefits of digital video, the importance of preservation and the challenges it poses, and the benefits and appropriateness of using the Xinet WebNative® Suite digital asset management software in the Cal Poly Graphic Communication department.

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