THE COST OF DIGITAL IMAGE DISTRIBUTION
The Social and Economic Implications of the Production, Distribution and Usage of Image Data

by Howard Besser and Robert Yamashita

http://besser.tsoa.nyu.edu/howard/imaging/1998mellon/toc.html

ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION PROJECT   
MUSEUM EDUCATIONAL SITE LICENSING PROJECT   
Studying the Economics of Network Access to Visual Information   

  

FINAL REPORT
July, 1998


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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Credits & Acknowledgements

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Part I. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND—
DISTRIBUTION COST CENTER MODELS: Overview
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Chapter 1: Background (Theory & Methods)

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Part II. DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION UNDER MESL: Overview HTML PDF

Chapter 2: The Cost of Creating Digital Images
and Metadata by Museums

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Chapter 3: The Cost of Deploying Digital Images by Universities

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Part III. EXISTING ANALOG DISTRIBUTION METHODS: Overview HTML PDF

Chapter 4: The Cost of Distributing Analog Images
by University Slide Libraries

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Chapter 5: The Patterns of Slide Library Circulation: A Study

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Part IV. FACULTY USERS: Overview HTML PDF

Chapter 6: Faculty Perspectives on Teaching with Digital Images

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Part V. CONCLUSION: Overview HTML PDF

Chapter 7: The MESL Experience versus Slide Libraries: Comparison and Analysis

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APPENDICES & BIBLIOGRAPHY
Appendix 2A—About the Museums HTML PDF version of all Appendices & Bibliography
Appendix 2B—Content Selection HTML
Appendix 2C—Image Preparation HTML
Appendix 2D—Data Preparation HTML
Appendix 2E—MESL Data Dictionary, Index of Field Names HTML
Appendix 3A—University Profiles HTML
Appendix 3B—Range of Costs and Hours by Cost Center HTML
Appendix 3C—Image Preparation HTML
Appendix 3D—Structured Data Preparation HTML
Appendix 3E—Unstructured Data Preparation HTML
Appendix 3F—Functionality HTML
Appendix 3G—Security HTML
Appendix 3H—Log Files HTML
Appendix 3H—Log Files HTML
Appendix 3I—End User HTML
Appendix 4A—Questionnaire for Slide Libraries
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Appendix 5A—Profiles of the Slide Libraries HTML
Appendix 5B—Data and Analysis HTML
Appendix 5C—Breakdown of Week Numbers by Date HTML
Appendix 6A—Focus Group Questions HTML
Appendix 6B—Pre-Focus Group Questionnaire HTML
Appendix 6C—Focus Group Participants: Questionnaire Responses HTML
Bibliography HTML
The Cost of Digital Image Distribution:
The Social and Economic Implications of
the Production, Distribution, and Usage of Image Data

By Howard Besser & Robert Yamashita
http://besser.tsoa.nyu.edu/howard/imaging/1998mellon/toc.html
(originally at http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Imaging/Databases/1998mellon)