Media Services Meeting Notes 110409

Dean proposed a template for any/all blogs that we submit reflecting results of the weekly meetings.
Elin Waagen will perhaps give us a few how-to’s on this.

1)Discussion of reduction in services proposals and ramifications.
With the rollout of new website in early 2010 it was determined that important service level updates be included in this
Scott will be writing draft of Videotaping guidelines with cost analysis and brought up possible charging for services
His DLA team is also looking at needs and guidelines
Stewart has been charged with writing a draft on revised screening policy
Possible training of designated students( by professor) in booth projection spaces.
Dean and Charlie will be writing a draft for equipment loans
Each of these drafts will be due on the 18th of November

2) Charlie will take responsibility for meeting with language school directors during the winter around equipment distribution needs in the past /present and future. Will be working closely with a computer tech who will oversee the distribution of computers and peripherals

3) Room 140 was discussed as an upgrade option and several ideas were discussed;
Using slim-clients and a virtual machine.
Black box?
Eliminating laptops in that space entirely and having students ( if needed) take from circ.
The future of ILC 1, 2, 3, 24 hour lab SDL 202 and possible reductions in computer lab space.

4)Emergency line coverage was discussed with the understanding that we will be down to 3 people
The importance of phone coverage from 8 -5:00 pm was discussed with an increased awareness that this is a priority of Media Services. We, as a group, must be aware that emergency phone coverage is crucial.

5)Discussion of the Arts Technical Support group and its impact on us as a group if this becomes a sanctioned process.

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  1. Brenda

    I am all for removing the laptops. However, having students check out computers from circ or use the laptop cart will not be any better for teaching purposes. The problem with the laptops is the amount of time it takes away from teaching because of all the trouble-shooting (cables unplugged, can’t connect to the network, etc.) which requires instructors to arrive extra early (which isn’t always possible if another class has the room immediately beforehand). Students arrive at the last minute or even late and they hold up class trying to get their computers going. If we want to cont. to have this room be a teaching space with computers (which would relieve pressure from Lib 105 and could allow LIS to let faculty reserve the room for 1 time classes), then we need a setup like Lib 105 (in terms of stationery computers along the wall and tables in the middle for discussions not needing computers). Personally I think the library is a better place to have an extra lab than Sunderland. Students are here more often than there (though you’d still need a 24 hour lab there). I’d be happy to be in on discussions for Lib 140. Thanks, Brenda

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