PATRON: Using a Multimedia Digital Library for Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts


The creation and application of a multimedia digital library to support learning and teaching in the Performing Arts is described. PATRON Performing Arts Teaching Resources ONline delivers audio, video, music scores, dance notation and theatre scripts to the desktop via an innovative web-based interface. Digital objects are linked subjectively by users in profiles with different formats and functions, for example, e-notebook, multimedia essay, and synchronised timeline. Metadata are implemented in XML and extended Dublin Core. Rights issues related to digitising multimedia resources are noted and the watermarking of audio, video and images is described in relation to rights protection.

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