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Data Publishing and Dissemination
Presentation and dissemination / communication of results and findings, using techniques such as desktop publishing or website design.
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Data and resource sharing
- Resource sharing: Resource sharing describes arrangements that give different users shared access to resources (e.g. audio, textual, video and graphical data) on a peer-to-peer (P2P) network, wiki, Virtual Research Environment (VRE) or similar means for collaboration or publication.
- Streaming media: Streaming media are multimedia that are constantly received by, and normally presented to, an end-user while being delivered by a streaming provider. The name refers to the delivery method of the medium rather than to the medium itself.
- User-contributed content: User contributed content, a concept also known as ‘consumer-generated media’ (CGM), ‘user-created content’ (UCC) or ‘user-generated content’ (UGC), refers to various kinds of media content that are contributed to a project by the end-users.
- Collaborative publishing: The collaborative creation of content (graphical, textual, audio, video etc.) which evolves over time in a publicly-accessible workspace. Examples can include Wikis and collaborative blogs.
- Desktop publishing and pre-press: Desktop publishing uses page layout software to create publication documents on a computer. These documents can include displays, leaflets and slide shows as well as books; the term can also apply to websites. Generally, specialist software is required, although more basic results can be achieved with most word processing packages.
- Disk publishing: Amalgamating software, media or documents onto a disk (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray etc.) with installation files or viewer software. A CD can usually hold up to 700MB, a DVD can hold between 4GB and 17GB, and a Blu-Ray Disk (BD) can hold between 25GB and 50GB of data.
- Interface design: A user interface is the part of a computer program that the user is able to interact with to perform various tasks and conduct activities. In particular, the term ‘interface design’ refers to the design of websites and software applications.
- Server-side scripting: Server-side scripting is a technology in which a user's request is fulfilled by running a script directly on the web server to generate dynamic web pages. It is usually used to provide interactive web sites that interface to databases or other data stores.
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