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group of students at Boston College
Law School have published an online
repository of information about current
developments in technology law and intel-
lectual property and how it relates to
cyberspace, patent and trademark issues,
and regulation on the Internet.
T
he Intellectual Property and Techno-
logy Forum (http://www.bc.edu/bc_
org/avp/law/st_org/iptf/index.html) uses
the electronic publishing format to present
scholarly articles and breaking news about
legal issues concerning IP and technology
law alongside subjective discussions and
commentaries.The site was designed to
complement the content provided by tra-
ditional legal journals.
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4 Hour Museum (http://www.24hour
museum.org.uk/),The National
Virtual Museum for the UK, have pub-
lished the results of a recently compiled
survey of Web statistics across the cultural
heritage sector.The survey presents user
statistics for 2002 of almost twenty
Websites including national museums and
the National Archive. Results can be
downloaded from: http://www.24hourmu
seum.org.uk/etc/press/TXT17762_gfx_en
.html
"User interface, system architecture and field
study". Proceedings of the Third ACM+IEEE Joint
Conference on Digital Libraries (Houston,Texas,
27-30 June 2003), pp. 291-300.
[Mu et al., 2003b]
Mu, X. and Marchionini,
G. (2003) (to be published). "Enriched video
semantic metadata: authorization, integration and
presentation",The Annual Meeting of the
American Society for Information Science (Long
Beach, LA, 19-22 October 2003).
[O'Connor, 1985]
O'Connor, B. (1985). Access
to moving image documents: background concepts
and proposals for surrogates for film and video
works. Journal of Documentation, 41, pp. 209-220.
[Slaughter et al., 2000]
Slaughter, L.,
Marchionini, G. and Geisler, G. (2000). Open
Video: A Framework for a Test Collection. Journal
of Network and Computer Applications, Special
Issue on Network-Based Storage Services. pp.
219-245.
[Tse et al., 1998]
Tse,T., Marchionini, G.,
Ding,W., Slaughter, L. and Komlodi, A. (1998).
Dynamic key frame presentation techniques for
augmenting video browsing. Proceedings of
AVI'98: Advanced Visual Interfaces (L'Aquila, Italy,
25-27 May 1998), pp. 185-194.
[Wang et al., 2000]
Wang,Y., Liu, Z. and
Huang, J. (2000). Multimedia Content Analysis
Using Both Audio and Visual Cues. IEEE Signal
Processing Magazine, November 2000, pp. 12-36.
[Wildemuth et al., 2002]
Wildemuth, B.
Marchionini, G.,Wilkens,T.,Yang, M., Geisler, G.,
Fowler, B., Hughes, A. and Mu, X. (2002).
Alternative Surrogates for Video Objects in a
Digital Library: Users' Perspectives on Their
Relative Usability. Proceedings of the 6th
European Conference ECDL 2002 on Research
and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries,
Berlin: Springer. (Rome, 16-18 September 2002)
pp. 493-507.
[Wildemuth et al., 2003]
Wildemuth, B.,
Marchionini, G.,Yang, M., Geisler, G.,Wilkens,T.,
Hughes, A. and Gruss, R. How fast is too fast?
Evaluating fast forward surrogates for digital video.
Proceedings of the Third ACM+IEEE Joint
Conference on Digital Libraries, (Houston,Texas,
27-30 June 2003), pp. 221-230.
[Yang et al., 2003a]
Meng,Y., Mu, X. and
Marchionini, G. (2003) (poster),VIVO - A video
indexing and visualization organizer, Proceedings
of the Third ACM+IEEE Joint Conference on
Digital Libraries, (Houston,Texas, 27-30 June
2003), p.403.
[Yang et al., 2003b]
Yang, M.,Wildemuth, B.,
Marchionini, G.,Wilkens,T., Geisler, G., Hughes, A.
and Gruss, R. (2003) (to be published). Measures of
User Performance in Video Retrieval Research.
The Annual Meeting of the American Society for
Information Science (Long Beach, LA, 19-22
October 2003).
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F
rom an early age we can move, manip-
ulate and assemble a variety of physical
objects with very little cognitive effort.Yet
current Human-Computer Interfaces
(HCIs) use only a limited range of these
abilities. Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs)
have brought huge benefits; however, there
is growing evidence that direct manipula-
tion is far more important than pictorial
metaphors (e.g. the `desktop') for assisting
end-users.Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs)
give physical form to information, using
objects both as representations of informa-
tion and as controls to manipulate the
underlying platform.
W
ebKit, a twenty-seventh-month col-
laborative project to be completed
in May 2004 and which receives funding
from the European Commission under the
Framework 5 Programme, utilises a Tangible
User Interface (TUI) for navigating sources
of information (e.g. the WWW) that places
priority on physical manipulation by the
users. Essentially users control the system
and navigate, manipulate and utilise data
and information by selecting and position-
ing physical objects, not just icons on a PC
screen.Thus WebKit combines a `tangible'
element with digital representations (graph-
ics, audio) that provide a dynamic element -
showing how manipulations interact with
and utilise the underlying data.
W
ebKit combines an examination of
novel multimodal interfaces with
innovative work in Semantic Web technol-
ogy and information management.