FOR MORE THAN TWENTY-FIVE YEARS THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES CURRICULUM STUDY (BSCS) HAS BEEN PRODUCING HIGH QUALITY ORIGINAL ARTWORK AND PHOTOGRAPHS AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF ITS MANY EXEMPLAR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$29,859.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1278
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Media Design Associates Inc.
P.o. Box 3189, Boulder, CO, 80307
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MR. BERT A. KEMPERS
PRESIDENT
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
FOR MORE THAN TWENTY-FIVE YEARS THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES CURRICULUM STUDY (BSCS) HAS BEEN PRODUCING HIGH QUALITY ORIGINAL ARTWORK AND PHOTOGRAPHS AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF ITS MANY EXEMPLAR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. THIS BIOLOGICAL VISUAL LIBRARY MOST LIKELY CONTAINS THE GREATEST COLLECTION OF BIOLOGICAL ARTWORK ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. ITS VALUE IS IN THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. LASER VIDEODISC TECHNOLOGY MAKES RESOURCES SUCH AS THIS VISUAL LIBRARY TAKE ON NEW DIMENSIONS. NOT ONLY CAN THE VISUALS BE STORED, CODED, AND EASILY RETRIEVED BUT WITH COMPUTER MEDIATION THE SAME VISUALS CAN BE UTILIZED IN A MYRIAD OF NEW EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. A FEW METHODS OF TRANSFERRING ARTWORK TO VIDEODISC HAVE BEEN TRIED. SELECTION OF A TRANSFER METHOD HAS GENERALLY BEEN MADE BY PRODUCERS BASED UPON THE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE TO THEM. MEDIA DESIGN ASSOCIATES (MDA) HAS EXPERIENCE IN FILM AS WELL AS VIDEO PRODUCTION. THUS, MDA IS PROPOSING A SYSTEMATIC STUDY OF SIX METHODOLOGIES (SOME FILM BASED AND SOME VIDEO BASED) FOR TRANSFERRING ARTWORK TO VIDEODISC. THE COST EFFECTIVENESS AND QUALITY OF IMAGES WILL BE THE MAJOR CRITERIA FOR JUDGING THE METHODOLOGIES. THE METHODOLOGIES THAT MAXIMIZES THESE TWO VARIABLES WILL BE USED IN THE DEVELOPMENT WORK SUGGESTED FOR PHASE II. THE ENTIRE PROJECT WILL ORGANIZE THE VISUAL LIBRARY, DO A SYSTEMATIC ANALYSIS OF TRANSFER METHODOLOGIES, TRANSFER THE ART LIBRARY TO VIDEODISC, DEVELOP ARCHIVAL RETRIEVAL SOFTWARE PACKAGES, AND PRODUCE SOFTWARE PACKAGES FOR NEW EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS WITH THE VISUAL LIBRARY.

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