"Facing Tomorrow's Problems Today:
Best Practices and New Techniques
for Internet-Based Video"

March 28-31, 2005
Global Learning & Conference Center
Georgia Institute of Technology

eLearning II — Campuswide Services

2:30-4:30 PM
Tuesday, March 29, 2005


Les Finken, Manager, Digital Media Solutions, Academic Technologies, The University of Iowa

To meet the growing need for digital materials in teaching, learning, and research many campuses form partnerships with collegiate and central support units. This session will highlight campus digital media services at Northwestern University, University of Iowa, and University of Wisconsin and conclude with a panel discussion. Les Finken, the facilitator of the session, oversees, supports, and promotes the synthesis of unique knowledge, skills, techniques, tools, and technology that facilitates the use of digital media in instruction at the University of Iowa.


Campus Digital Media Services: Emerging, Maturing and Retiring
     M. Claire Stewart, Head, Digital Media Services, Northwestern University (remote)

The Digital Media Services (DMS) unit of the Northwestern University Library provides drop-in and drop-off digitization services to faculty, graduate students, and staff. DMS has collaborated with the Music Library, the Art History Slide Library and the video library staff to digitize and stream significant portions of these important institutional collections. In 2004, the Library began a pilot to implement higher-bitrate MPEG2 and MPEG4 streaming with a VideoFurnace encoding and delivery solution. This presentation will provide an overview of the type and scale of content provided, and the rapid, continuous cycle of adding new services and retiring old.

M. Claire Stewart is Head of the Digital Media Services unit of the Library's Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center at Northwestern University. She participates in management and execution of multimedia-based digital library and faculty technology projects. She has a B.A. in English Literature and a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS).

Enabling Centralized Digital Media Services Across Campus
     Kaspar Stromme, Digital Media Solutions, Academic Technologies, University of Iowa

The presentation will look at how the University of Iowa is enabling some of its digital media services across campus. This includes opening video streaming services to end-users, using automated processes for encoding and movement of media files, and planned self-deposit functionality into our digital media asset management system.

Kaspar Stromme consults with faculty on effective use of digital media delivery and storage solutions for their teaching and research.

Enabling Centralized Digital Media Services Across Campus
     David Devereaux-Weber, P.E., Network Engineer, Network Services, Division of Information Technology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

How a video-over-IP system was built to replace a coaxial cable television system for the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

David Devereaux-Weber is a registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin. He has over 35 years of experience in radio and television broadcast engineering, cable television engineering, telecommunications engineering, and Internet network engineering. He specializes in the applications of audio and video over the Internet and has been a Network Engineer at the Division of Information Technology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1993.

This Conference has been made possible through the generous support of:

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