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Multipublication and the Design of Hypermedia Documents

TitleMultipublication and the Design of Hypermedia Documents
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsLiestol, G.
Secondary TitleMultimedia Computing and Museums: Selected Papers from the Third International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums (ICHIM'95 / MCN '95), Volume 1
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedSan Diego, California
EditorBearman, D.
Keywordsdisplay standards, hypermedia in museums, multimedia design, multiple device display

The forms of hypermedia documents vary considerably depending upon the platforms that carry them; but the rules that constitute the design of hypermedia messages may only be indirectly technology-dependent. The following reports on an attempt - in collaboration with the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo, Norway - to publish material on three different digital platforms based in a common design model. First, problems with features of hypermedia documents and their building blocks -the various information types - are discussed, then a general design model is presented, following which different technological platforms are described. The paper closes with a discussion of the general perspective in relation to experiences with crosspublishing the Kon-Tiki material.