Council on Academic Computing
PittNet: Digital Video Services
Jay Graham and Brian Stengel from Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) discussed the increasing demand for digital video at the University. Digital video is currently supported and used on an ad hoc basis. CSSD’s goal is to provide an efficient, University-wide platform so that content can be created and delivered cheaply for distance learning, webcasting, university events, etc.
CSSD staff are addressing issues related to storage and transmission of video; operational control of webcasting; and ease of use of technology. They currently are developing and integrating technology to support centralized video storage and access, video-on-demand, and video conferencing capabilities. They also wish to integrate cable-related technology with other video technologies and to support “rich content” media presentations from the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education.
In the future, video-on-demand will be available via PittNet TV. Viewers
will be able to access digital content via a program guide similar to those
available on cable TV c
Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation Project
Dr. Klinzing is exploring the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration in the area of modeling and simulation. He has identified a set of individuals who can help him determine how the University can exploit its expertise in this area. These individuals will meet in the near future.
Other issues were also addressed: