D-1.3 What formats of digital resources do you need for your work? For example, jpeg, high-resolution 3D viewers, mp3, etc. (Q5.2)


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For images the main format sought was jpeg (17 of 19 respondents in the online survey). Other image formats sought by multiple respondents were: tiff, gif, png, bmp, DICOM and raw. Other image formats noted once each were: files that can be delivered online, most, panoramas, dng, ai, psd, photo shop, pdf, analyze, mhd (metaImage) and high resolution 3D (ideally with something like Zoomify) for manuscripts and some printed books.
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For films there was no strong majority with regard to format needed from the 15 respondents in the online survey. Film formats sought by multiple respondents were: avi, flv, wmv, flash, mpeg4, mov, html5 and quicktime. Other film formats noted once each were: vob, aiff, dv-avi, mpeg, mpeg2, theora/ogg, divx, ‘files that can be delivered online’, ‘most’, ‘anything cross-platform’ and ‘high-resolution video’.
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For sounds the main format sought was mp3 (10 of the 15 respondents in the online survey). Film formats sought by multiple respondents were: avi, flv, wmv, flash, mpeg4, mov and quicktime. Other film formats noted once each were: vob, aiff, dv-avi, mpeg, mpeg2, theora/ogg, divx, ‘files that can be delivered online’, ‘most’, ‘anything cross-platform’ and ‘high-resolution video’.
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Four respondents to the online survey shared other formats that they looked for in their work. These were: ‘pdf’, ‘swf’, ‘mp3 for dissemination purposes’ and ‘f’, ‘word’, ‘txt’, ‘plain script’ and ‘postscript’. One specialised HE museum focussed on research is concerned that sending specimens damages them, particularly for entomology specimens, and so is exploring new ways to make its collection available. It would like to make ultrasound images of palaeontology specimens available in future, as well as images of parts of specimens that can normally only be seen through a microscope.

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