About Academic Media & Technology
Our name, Academic Media
& Technology (AM&T), is descriptive of what our team is doing now and
the new activities we expect to undertake with you in the future. Our goal
is to deliver expert and attentive service to all our clients. Our team
and I welcome your comments on any aspect of our services at any time.
The following is a brief synopsis of AM&T units and services along
with pointers to relevant Web sites:
The Instructional Technology Group provides easy access to course web
and related services through the instructional web server (classes.yale.edu),
individual consulting and group workshops for instructors, and software
development services to Yale faculty engaged in technology-enhanced
The Instructional Innovation Grants Program communicates, coordinates,
and administers the resources and grant programs available to Yale faculty
in support of teaching innovation (www.yale.edu/iig).
Student Computing Services, with a staff of over 50 undergraduate and
graduate Computing Assistants, supports Arts and Sciences student computing
on personal machines in college residences and in our campus computing
clusters and labs (www.yale.edu/studentcomputing).
Cluster Support Services maintains over 300 public student general use
Windows and Macintosh computing cluster machines and provides for subscribing
departments computing cluster hardware and software and general-use kiosk
The FAS IT Support Program, guided by planning based in each department,
provides baseline information technology access and ongoing support for
all faculty and instructors in FAS (www.yale.edu/fsp).
Workstation and Server Support provides "tier 2" support for technical
workstations (Unix and NT) within the FAS IT Support program and via
contract for research systems (www.yale.edu/wss).
The Yale Center for Media Initiatives (CMI) works with faculty to utilize technology in unique
and intellectually stimulating ways that complement their existing curricula.
Some examples include a multimedia-rich Web portal for a film studies seminar,
a live, guided tour of remotely located telescopes broadcast via satellite, and
online courses offered both on-campus and to alumni. The latest technology, together with staff
experienced in course development, user interface design, graphic design and video
production offer faculty limitless possibilities to realize their pedagogical goals using media
Media Services provides traditional photography services (shoot, print,
enlarge, duplicate, etc.) as well as an increasing number of digital image
services including capture, image media conversion and digital image tuning
and more. Media Services provides video capture via student or professional
cameramen, video duplication and media conversion, analog and digital
editing, including support of a set of student video editing facilities,
special projects production and consulting, and administers a new broadcast-quality
video studio with linkages available to the major TV and radio networks.
Media Services supports over 100 Technology Classrooms with built-in capabilities
for displaying media. Over 40 of the rooms can also display laptop computer
output. Media Services also offers limited portable equipment for check-out
as well as consultation services (www.yale.edu/ms).
The Social Science Research Services offers a range of technical support
from consultation on data management strategies to highly customized projects
involving data collection, analysis, design, and publication solutions.
SSRS provides technical support and project management, particularly in
statistical data base applications, for research projects involving complex
data collection and data management tasks. SSRS provides support for the
design and implementation of Internet-based data collection, access, and
analysis systems. The Social Science Statistical Laboratory (Statlab),
a unit in SSRS, provides classrooms and laboratory facilities for Social
Science statistical computing and a statistical information center for
Social Science teaching, research and quantitative analysis; in-depth
consulting for statistical software, quantitative methods, Social Science
data resources, geospatial resources and analysis, and technical developments
relevant to Social Science computing (www.yale.edu/ssrs).
The AM&T Library Systems Group works in partnership with the University
Library's Systems Office to provide deep technical support for major
Library systems including Orbis, the Elsiver Science Server, the Yale
Finding Aids, Electronic databases such as the Patrologia Latina and
various digital library projects.
The Yale Film Study Center is home to a substantial collection of film,
video, laserdisc, DVD and related materials for local use and checkout.
The Center includes onsite screening rooms and individual viewing facilities
and also supervises Yale's 35mm film theater in the Whitney Humanities
The Webteam supports web pages and related services used throughout
Academic Media & Technology and, in partnership with the Office of the
University Printer, provides primary administration of the University's
Web site (www.yale.edu/webmaster).