Support Initiative for Multimedia Applications (SIMA)
This project is funded through the JISC New Technologies Initiative at
Loughborough University and dovetails with AGOCG's other activities in the
areas of graphics and visualization. The takeup for the output has been
good and the first 3 reports are included in the first mailing. These are:
Multimedia Formats - workshop report
Survey of the Uses of Software and Hardware for Multimedia Applications in UK Higher Education
- Robert Gordons University
Evaluation of Image Capture Pathways for Multimedia Application - University of Aberdeen
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SIMA WWW Workshop
A workshop on the topic of "WWW - a Strategic Tool for Higher Education"
is being organised as part of the SIMA project. This will be a 2 day event
in February and will provide a briefing for information managers on the
first day and will be followed by discussions to develop guidelines and
advice to information managers and to funding bodies. The workshop will
recommend projects to be part of SIMA for the following year. Numbers on
both days will be limited and anyone interested should email me for details.
A full report will be produced by AGOCG and will be available in both paper
and on-line forms.
Using IT in Art and Design - Case Studies
A series of case studies in the use of IT in art and design is being put
together. A total of 18 case studies are being written and will be published
as AGOCG Technical Report 26 during December. If you would like a copy please
email Joanne Barradell firstname.lastname@example.org or write to me.
I am also trying to gather information about software used in art and design
with the aim of working with the community and with CHEST to get some software
licence agreements. If you have any information along these lines or ideas
on what we should be looking at please let me know.
Collaborating Across the Network
I have been involved in the programme for the Universities and Colleges
Software Group's Workshop on the theme of "Collaborating Across the Network"
being held on 4th and 5th January 1995. Some of the projects funded through
the AGOCG New Technologies Initiative project will be reporting. There will
also be information about other JISC activities.
AGOCG on WWW
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