“Media in Transition” video on MIT World

Posted June 17th, 2009 by Heather Denny

A panel of archivists, librarians, and historians reflected on the anxiety and exhilaration of a digital age that is constantly transforming their disciplines at a recent MIT Communications Forum event focused on Media in Transition.

MIT’s Director of Libraries, Ann Wolpert spoke about digital archives. “Persistence in the digital world does not happen by luck but through intentional action and explicit investment. The odds that bits will survive in a shoe box in the attic are pretty small,” she said.

View the entire video, or go to Wolpert’s comments which begin at approximately 52 minutes with an introduction by moderator, Peter Walsh.

Clean Energy Forum

Posted June 16th, 2009 by Kris Brewer

MIT Clean Energy Forum“Clean Power: Building a New Clean Energy Economy”

Did you miss it when it was here on April 13th, 2009?  Well, not too worry, AMPS captured it and you can watch the video at your leisure.  Of course, you’ll probably want to read all about it as well, so check out the great article by the  MIT News Office on the forum.

“Giant Leaps” – a video made by AMPS

Posted June 15th, 2009 by Kris Brewer

What is the legacy of the Apollo program, and what can we learn from it to help us confront the scientific and engineering challenges of our own time?  This short film kicked off the “Giant Leaps” Symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing. The symposium was organized by the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department, and held at MIT on June 11, 2009.  Find out more about Giant Leaps.

Check out this great video and more on MIT TechTV.

Biotechnology patent workshop now available on video

Posted April 22nd, 2009 by Darcy Duke


Did you miss our April session on “Biotechnology Patent Fundamentals and Searching” with attorney Sonia Guterman of Lawson & Wetzen and Drew Lowery, Ph.D. in Biochemistry from MIT (currently at Global Prior Art’s Life Science Team)?

Feel free to watch the video on your own time! Biotechnology Patent Fundamentals and Searching

See also our other video tutorials and recorded workshops.

Contact: Darcy Duke

AMPS Launches New Website

Posted April 17th, 2009 by Heather Denny

Academic Media Production Services (AMPS), a group within the MIT Libraries, has launched a new website to showcase its work and the wide range of services it offers to the MIT community. The site provides information about:

Video Production
Video Post-Production
Web Video
Distance Education
Video Conferencing and Consulting

It features a portfolio of videos produced by AMPS in support of MIT departments and initiatives. The website also provides rates and information about MIT’s video-enabled facilities and high-tech classrooms. To find out more visit the new AMPS site, email, or call 617.253.7603.

“enChanting Musical Artifacts” lecture on MIT World

Posted March 23rd, 2009 by Heather Denny

In the lecture enChanting Musical Artifacts in Unlikely Places: Rare Resources in MIT’s Lewis Music Library, Michael Scott Cuthbert, Assistant Professor of Music at MIT, MIT World logoand Nancy Schrock, Thomas F. Peterson, Jr. Conservator for Special Collections at the MIT Libraries, reveal some treasures from MIT’s early music collection which, while often incomplete or damaged, sing volumes about their origins and use.

Cuthbert demonstrates that when it comes to medieval and renaissance music manuscripts, there’s really no substitute for the real thing. His discussion covers several recent additions to MIT’s Lewis Music Library.

View a video of the lecture online at MIT World, a free and open site that provides on demand video of significant public events at MIT.

New Installment of the BioInformatics Tutorials Series (BITS)

Posted February 23rd, 2009 by Ryan Gray

New installment of the BioInformatics Tutorials Series (BITS) brought to you by MIT Engineering and Science Libraries and Harvard’s Countway Library of Medicine!

BIT 3.1: Entrez Gene (5:35)
BIT 3.2: OMIM and OMIA (6:34)
BIT 3.3: HomoloGene (6:28)

Be sure to check out our complete listing of MIT Libraries video tutorials.

IAP 2009: TechTV & U

Posted January 5th, 2009 by Ryan Gray

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1001 uses of MIT TechTV in support of education, research, activities, and outreach!

MIT TechTV is MIT’s free video posting and hosting service, specializing in science, engineering, and MIT-related videos. Any member of the MIT Community can use MIT TechTV to post video content for the world to see. In this seminar, you’ll learn how you can use MIT TechTV to accomplish your goals and support your group whether it’s a class, lab, student organization, sport team, or department.

Wednesday, January 14, 11am – 12pm
Thursday, January 22, 11am – 12pm
Monday, January 26, 2 – 3pm

9-151, Kaufman Room (first two sessions)
9-152, Ford Room (third session)

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a repeating event with participants welcome at any session.

Contact Kris Brewer with any questions.

Cosponsored by Academic Media Production Services.

IAP 2009: Attention Faculty! Learn How to EASILY Post and Share Video with Your Students

Posted January 5th, 2009 by Ryan Gray

Are you interested in using on-line video to support your teaching but only want to share it with your class?

Come learn how you can use MIT TechTV to deliver video content. Fully functional with other sites, like Stellar, you can quickly and easily post videos and then share them with your classes or anyone else you desire (within copyright and Fair Use guidelines).

MIT TechTV also provides for easy segmentation and in-line commenting. Learn more about these features and explore how you can use MIT TechTV!

Monday, January 12, 11am – 12pm
Tuesday, January 20, 11am – 12pm
Wednesday, January 28, 2 – 3pm
Friday, January 30, 11am – 12pm
Friday, January 30, 3 – 4pm

WHERE: 9-151, Kaufman Room

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 28 participants. This is a repeating event with participants welcome at any session.

Contact Kris Brewer with any questions.

Cosponsored by Academic Media Production Services.