The AVRC offers additional services for professors in the School for Studies in Art and Culture to assist with teaching.

SSAC Media: Digital Image/Media Collection

SSAC Media was built using the open source web application MDID. MDID is a digital media management system with sophisticated tools for discovering, aggregating, and presenting digital media in a wide variety of learning spaces. Some of it’s main features include:

  • the ability to create presentations for your courses
  • the ability to password protect and control access to presentations
  • the ability to categorize presentations (e.g. by weekly lectures)
  • the ability to upload images, film clips and audio clips to a personal collection
  • providing students with a way to select and view course-related presentations for self-directed study, including the option to create Flash Cards with the corresponding catalogue data

Technical Support

In addition, the AVRC offers technical support for professors’ research projects, including:

  • Database support for research materials
  • Server space and online hosting for projects

Related to our technical support services, the AVRC also offers support to professors in the SSAC who wish to pursue digital humanities projects in their research or courses, including assistance in the development of online exhibitions and publications.

Current applications supported by the AVRC and being used by faculty in the SSAC include:

  • Omeka, a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions.
  • Scalar, a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that is designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online.

If you would like to discuss using our technical services, please contact Nancy Duff.