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Team doing survey on content management

The Content Management Discovery team is researching MIT community needs in publishing, whether to the web or other media. The team wants to draw on the experience of many people around the Institute concerned with writing and publishing, to understand how and when content management systems can be used most productively.

The team has developed a quick web survey to find out about current publishing processes and environments at MIT; go to If you have questions about this project or want to provide feedback to the team, send mail to

MIT's multimedia experts

Many at MIT are unaware of the broad range of advanced media services available on campus. Academic Media Production Services (AMPS) offers a professional studio for live uplinks to major media networks, videoconferencing facilities and support, on-location broadcast and webcast event support, encoding and streaming media hosting, duplication and conversion of most media formats, complete web and multimedia production, and the Stellar course management and administration system.

AMPS also offers consulting services, from educational technology delivery to videoconference system design. For more information, contact AMPS at or 253-2836.

Faculty FAQ for Libraries

Many questions about teaching support, research support and obtaining materials are answered in the Faculty Frequently Asked Questions page on the Libraries web site at Faculty are encouraged to send comments and suggestions for other questions to the Libraries' Faculty User Group at

Software desupport

On Dec. 31, Information Systems will discontinue support for older versions of several applications, including Acrobat Reader 4.0, BrioQuery 5.5, Dreamweaver 4.0 and FileMaker Pro 5. IS will provide assistance in upgrading to a current version through the Computing Help Desk at or 253-1101. For a full list of desupported software, see

Digitalk is compiled by Information Systems.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 19, 2003.

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