Reports for UK Education

2007 Content Delivery Requirements Survey and Report on behalf of JANET

2007 Content Delivery Requirements Survey and Report on behalf of JANET

JANET Video Consultant – 'Content Delivery Requirements Survey and Report on behalf of JANET'. UK wide study and survey seeking information from JANET connected institutions concerning actual and potential deployment of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) services to support teaching and learning....

2006 Evaluation of Cambridge Imaging System’s Imagen Digital Asset Management software on behalf of NewsFilm Online

2006 Evaluation of Cambridge Imaging System’s Imagen Digital Asset Management software on behalf of NewsFilm Online

JISC Streaming Technology Consultant – ‘Evaluation of Cambridge Imaging System’s Imagen Digital Asset Management software on behalf of NewsFilm Online’ – Benchmark Testing and Review of ‘Imagen’ Digital Asset Management System prior to launch of NewsFilm Online Please contact me if you would like...

2005 Moving Pictures and Sound: Functional requirements of a future Education Media OnLine service

2005 Moving Pictures and Sound: Functional requirements of a future Education Media OnLine service

JISC Streaming Technology Consultant - Moving Pictures and Sound: Functional requirements of a future Education Media OnLine service – Study and report to analyse current JISC Education Media OnLine (EMOL) service on behalf of the JISC Online Film and Sound Working Group (OFSWG), recommending...

2004 Guides on preparing streamed content for use with presentations.

2004 Guides on preparing streamed content for use with presentations.

Technical Authoring (Streaming Technologies) for the UK national Video Technology Advisory Service (VTAS), part of JANET. Guides on preparing streamed content for use with presentations. Access the guides here

2004 JANET Content Delivery Infrastructure Trial Phase 1

2004 JANET Content Delivery Infrastructure Trial Phase 1

UKERNA CDI Trial Phase 2 - Administrator and engineer on streaming technologies and streaming server admin - Helix, Windows Media Services, QuickTime/Darwin. Linux, win32, Solaris, SGI platforms

2003 JANET Content Delivery Infrastructure Trial Phase 1

2003 JANET Content Delivery Infrastructure Trial Phase 1

UKERNA CDI Trial Phase 1 - Administrator and engineer on streaming technologies and streaming server admin - Helix, Windows Media Services, Quicktime/Darwin. Linux, win32, Solaris, SGI platforms Read the report

Journal Publications

2002 Creating an in-house content management system

2002 Creating an in-house content management system

'Creating an in-house content management system' - Presented at 'Content Management for Information Professionals', South Bank University, 11th May, 2002. Published in VINE, Volume 32 Number 2, Issue No. 127, Published by LITC at South Bank University, ISSN: ...

MMus Research

Mantra: Indian Sacred Sounds

In this essay I am going to discuss questions concerning the fundamental nature of sound in connection with Hindu occult theories of the nature and mechanics of existence. As an ethnomusicologist with a deep interest in metaphysics and the study of consciousness within man, I am interested in the...

Women, Music, and Ritual in Uzbekistan

The purpose of this essay is to provide a survey of the musical activities of Jewish, Tajik, and Uzbek women and the role they play in the performance of music and ritual within the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan. The essay relies heavily on Theodore Levin's book, The Hundred Thousand Fools...

The Visible Fieldworker

This essay is concerned with the degree to which the image of the fieldworker as a thinking, feeling, and fragile human being has come to pervade the literature of Ethnomusicology, in the form of what is today known as 'Reflexive Ethnography'. The term 'Reflexive Ethnography' refers to any...

A discussion of issues within transcription, and how these issues relate to a transcription of Turgun Alimatov performing on the setâh of Uzbekistan

This essay and transcription are the result of studies over the last year, into the music and culture of the region in Central Asia known as, the Independent State of Uzbekistan. Before the breakup of the former USSR in 1992 this country was known as the Soviet Socialist Central Asian Republic of...

London Fieldwork - Public Space and the Street Musician

The purpose of conducting this brief study has been to begin to examine the use of performing space by street musicians, or, as they are commonly known, 'buskers'. I have concentrated on street musicians in particular because they are less mobile than other street performers and are therefore...

An appraisal of the various criticisms made by ethnomusicologists of the comparative musicologists

From 1880 to 1900 is regarded as being the time in which Ethnomusicology became a distinct field. A J. Ellis's article, 'On the musical scales of various nations' [1885], was influential in changing the widely held belief amongst many that, musics which sounded out of tune in fact were only...

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