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Welcome to the New Year and the New Circuit!!!

The Circuit is the bimonthly online newsletter of Information Technology Services (ITS), one vehicle in an array of communication devices to get the latest technology information out to you, the Yale community.

Across the gamut of technology services, ITS is dedicated to solving your technology problems and providing expertise and leadership in media and technology in support of teaching, lerarning, and research effectively and efficiently.


Faculty Guide to IT is now online

Everything you need to know about information technology for teaching and research is now online and searchable. The Fourth (2002) Edition of the Academic Media and Technology Guide for Faculty in the Arts and Sciences is now online. Faculty can also expect to receive a paper copy within the next few weeks.

ITS Media Services updates technology classrooms and introduces new self-service area

Media Services improved the state of technology in classrooms across the campus. Over 30 technology classrooms with data projection were renovated to standardize, simplify, and improve ease of use. Over 50 additional classrooms were equipped with 27" TV, DVD/CD player and VHS videotape player. The list of rooms is available online at the Media Services web site.

Media Services provides a self-service area at 175 Whitney Ave. (8:30-5:00, M-F) for those interested in executing their own digital media projects. Services include creation, conversion and duplication of audio, video and static image formats for producing CD audio, DVD video and web streaming. Staff are available on a limited basis for instruction and support. read more...

Pilot program for Graduate School faculty-student advising (FSA) and online course selection begins this fall

This fall, graduate students in the departments of Chemistry, History of Art, and Psychology can choose their courses and register through the student online course selection system (SIS).

Students will be able to get instant feedback from their advisors who can review, discuss, and confirm the course selection online and send it directly to the Registrar's Office.

After feedback and discussion, the goal is to roll the program out to all departments over the next six months.

Law School courses added to the Online Course Information System

The Law School courses have been added to the searchable online system of Yale courses joining the professional Schools of Art, Architecture, Divinity, Drama, Epidemiology, Forestry & Environmental Studies. Management, Nursing, and Music.

Providing easy access to course time, date, place, syllabus, and lecturer, the online course information system has become a staple for the Yale Registrar's Office.

Wireless networking is ubiquitous

Wireless computing is now widely available on the Yale campus, covering:

  • All Colleges' common areas, dining halls, libraries and courtyards
  • Sterling Memorial and Cross Campus Libraries
  • Cross Campus and Old Campus lawns
  • Computer Science and Engineering Departments
  • Dining Halls
  • University Commons
  • Common Rooms in HHH and HGS

A detailed listing and information on connecting to the Yale wireless network is available at the web site. read more...

Course packets available as electronic eBook downloads

A Course Packet is a compilation of articles and/or book chapters selected by a faculty member as reading material for a specific course.

In the usual case, Yale's Reprographics & Imaging Services (RIS) will reproduce and package material in a loose-leaf book format for distribution to students. (RIS will obtain the required copyright permissions.)

Faculty members now have an effective and efficient way to put their class course packets online for student use. RIS can create an eBook Course Packet as an alternative to or in addition to the printed course packet.

Electronic packets can be downloaded to a students computer for viewing, annotating and bookmarking (for selected packets this fall). For more information contact Frank O'Neill, Associate Director of RIS at 432-9214. read more...

Reprographic & Imaging Services - kudos for a world class job for the United Nations World Conference on Sustainable Development

This August, RIS completed two major projects for the UN World Conference on Sustainable Development which took place in Johannesburg, SA, August 28, 2002.

Jane Coppock, Assistant Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the organizer of the projects, proclaimed the RIS work a phenomenal job and a stunning success!

1. The UN WEHAB Initiative

Proposed by the UN Secretary-General to provide focus and impetus to action in the five key thematic areas of Water, Energy, Health, Agriculture, and Biodiversity, the WEHAB initiative was integral to a coherent international approach to the implementation of sustainable defelopement.

The five thematic documents were designed, printed, bound and sent to South Africa by RIS at the request of Jane Coppock of the School Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale.

  • 5 booklets, 5 colors !
  • 32-40 pages each !
  • 5000 copies of each booklet !
  • start date - Friday, Aug.9
    end date - Friday, Aug.16
  • 25,000 copies designed & produced in ONE week !!!

2. Global Environmental Governance: Options & Opportunities, Daniel C. Esty and Maria H. Ivanova, editors, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy

The book was launched at the UN Conference in Johannesburg to much acclaim by an international audience.

In one soup-to-nuts effort, RIS designed, printed and shipped 200 books and 2000 fliers in time for the launch.






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