Nowadays multimedia is a natural way of making use of the full potential of electronic publishing, rather than limiting oneself to traditional publishing such as html or pdf files. It is not particularly difficult and at LiU E-Press publishing of multimedia is free of charge. Most web browsers can handle multimedia in different formats and with broadband downloading of files goes very quickly.
Multimedia refers to several media which are used together in order to transfer messages: text, images, sound, video and animation. Together with eyesight and hearing this combination is unsurpassed as an information source and can replace long, complicated text explanations.
Multimedia is usable within all scientific disciplines and LiU E-Press supports researchers and student who want to use multimedia in their publications. Via a sound file it is very simple to illustrate sounds of animals, respirations and heart sounds of various kinds and languages and dialects! With the help of a video one can, in a few seconds, very easily show cell reactions, physics and chemical reactions, complicated technical solutions and surgical methods which are very difficult to explain by text.
Below is a small selection with links to publications which partly or entirely contain multimedia:
Axelsson, Bodil (2010). Art through City Space (in the menu click on Sound Machine or View Through a Park)
Aretun, Åsa (2009). Ungdomars utsatthet i bostadsområden: Trygghetsprinciper för fysisk planering (click on Filmsekvenser in the menu to the left)
Taxén, Lars (2007). The 13th International Conference on Thinking (conferenc: there are a number of conferences with video presentations. Look for the word Video Presentations under the tab Browse on our conference page.)
Castensson, Reinhold (web editor) (2008). Kinda Kanal – en kulturell historisk resa [Kinda Canal – an historical, cultural journey]
Castensson, Reinhold (web editor) (2000). Göta Kanal – en linje genom historien [Göta Canal – a line through the history]
Rösth, Marcus (2007). Hydraulic Power Steering System Design in Road Vehicles... (Go to page 78 in the full text file and double click on figure 5.6 and on page 91 figure 5.25)
Olsson, Martin (2009). Obstacle detection using stereo vision for unmanned ground vehicles (scroll down and click on the links with the text Movie)
Hellsten, Jonas (2007). Evaluation of tone mapping operators for use in real time environments (scroll down and open the full text file, go to page 40 and click on the images with the text No effects, Note! the file is large and might take some seconds to download.)
Contact us if you have any questions or need help with the publishing of multimedia.