Digital Media Center: Closing Details

This document contains details about the closing of the Digital Media Center (DMC).

DMC Sub-Services Ending KB Doc

Digital Media Center: Closing Details

Contents

General Information

Changes

Reasons

Timeline

Alternative Services

Alternative Services for Equipment for Loan

Alternative Services for Media Conversion

Alternative Services for Poster Printing

General Alternative Services

DMC Coupons

General Information

Whether you have printed a single poster or had a consultation on high-quality instructional videos or web pages, the Digital Media Center (DMC), a service of DoIT Academic Technology, values the relationship built with you. Due to the realignment of resources to further focus on current campus strategic initiatives, the DMC closed on May 22, 2015.

 

Equipment for Loan, Poster Printing and Media Conversion will no longer be available from DMC, but alternative service providers and a timeline for how we ended each sub-service is outlined below.

 

You can continue to utilize the Academic Technology's learning technology consultation service in the following ways:

  • One-on-one, high-quality software support for developing your online instructional materials (videos, images, audio, web pages) and making them readily available to students
  • Convenience of on-campus consultations at our DeLuca Biochemistry Building location or in the comfort of your office
  • Access to the recording booth for learning how to create online lectures or screencasts with the goal of making you comfortable creating online lectures on your own machine
  • Assistance with converting small segments of media from one format to another, such as VHS tape to MP4 video file
  • Guidance on creating your own bulk, archival, media conversion system

In the coming months, the teaching and learning community will receive additional details about the transition in addition to information about current and developing resources available through DoIT Academic Technology. Request a learning technology consultation from Academic Technology by calling 608-262-5667, e-mailing academictech@doit.wisc.edu, or filling out an online form.

Changes

Ending

Staying and Updating

Equipment for Loan • Media Conversion • Poster Printing

Learning Technology Consultations 
Moving to reservation-based appointments only

Reasons

Overall Reasons

Decrease redundant sub-services both within DoIT and across campus

Realign staff to focus on current campus strategic initiatives (EI, Unizin, Kaltura, emerging technologies)

Fiscally responsible stewardship of funding and reduced campus usage of services

Updating for current technology trends and support models

Sub-Service Specific Reasons

Equipment for Loan

Media Conversion

Decrease in demand for high-end video equipment (majority of DMC’s inventory)

Reduced demand due to high impact of service.
Moving to more selective digitization of media.

Increase in powerful consumer electronics

Shifting focus to creating new media

Timeline

Date

Description

Date

Description

FEB 2 - MAR 6

F2F meetings: Campus Partners

APR 17

Last Day: Media Conversion Intake

MAR 30

First Mass Email

MAY 8

Third and Final Mass Email

MAR 9

Last Day: Poster Printing*

MAY 15

Last Day: Check Out EFL

APR 6

Second Mass Email

MAY 22

Sub-Services End

*Due to technical issues with equipment, poster printing was terminated early.

Alternative Services

Please note, the DMC has not had any experience with vendors outside the University. This should be considered a list of services, not recommendations.

Alternative Services for Equipment for Loan

  • Outside Vendors

Alternative Services for Media Conversion

  • Local Departmental Support (for patrons in the affiliated department)
  • Outside Vendors

Alternative Services for Poster Printing

General Alternative Services

  • Instructional Communications Systems (ICS) provides Audio, Video and Web Conferencing to connect people around the state (and world) as well as tech support for events at The Pyle Center and other locations.  Use our Audio & Video Production Studios (similar to the DMC's recording booth) at The Pyle Center or we’ll record an event at your location.  Competitive pricing, support for all services and a 50-year successful track record mean ICS is your best choice.  Call 855.289.9177 or email WisLine Services wislineservices@ics.uwex.edu today.

DMC Coupons Redeemable at DoIT Digital Publishing and Printing Services (DPPS)

A few years ago during the Digital Media Center's grand reopening, we issued poster printing coupons. You can redeem these coupons for 10% off at DPPS. This offer is valid until May 31, 2016. Please see https://www.doit.wisc.edu/printing/ for more information.




Keywords:end, transition, closing, close   Doc ID:49717
Owner:Josh H.Group:Digital Media Center
Created:2015-03-30 09:09 CDTUpdated:2015-08-12 09:35 CDT
Sites:Digital Media Center, DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW Madison
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