SUNY Cortland: To Stream or Dream

By on May 3, 2013

Last month, at the 28th annual Computers in Libraries Conference in Washington D.C., our higher education video champions from SUNY Cortland gave a presentation on their utilization of the Ensemble Video platform to provide streaming video of library materials to students and faculty.

If you missed the session, you’re in luck. There are three more opportunities to catch it:

CIT 2013 Conference, May 2013 
SUNY Technology Conference, June 2013
SUNY Wizard Conference, November 2013

About the Session:

“Video Streaming: To Stream or Dream”

When SUNY Cortland wanted to up its video service to one that could serve many people in many places at once, it chose Ensemble Video. Memorial Library had an extensive video collection (VHS and DVD) that was limited to a few patrons being able to view each title at a time. Learn how the collaboration of a librarian, instructional technologist, and digital media specialist evolved into a new direction for presentation of media at SUNY Cortland. Speakers walk through the initial phases of the video conversion and the roll-out of an Ensemble streaming video service to the campus, as well as future applications and plans of Ensemble. Hear about their experiences, obstacles, challenges, successes, and lessons learned.

About the Presenters:

Casey Hickey is the Digital Media Specialist at SUNY Cortland. He provides expertise on the conversion of media to the streaming environment in the instructional setting. Casey has a degree from SUNY New Paltz in Visual Arts, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Information Design & Technology from SUNYIT.

Hailey M. Ruoff is the Assistant Director of Instructional Technologies and Design Services at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Cortland. She graduated from the University at Albany in 2003 with a MS in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology. Hailey works with the leadership team of Memorial Library to bring about positive change and relevancy with technology to the patrons.

Jennifer Kronenbitter is the Assistant Director of Libraries at SUNY Cortland. She is the library lead for streaming video and oversees library technical services and systems . Jennifer has a MLS from Southern Connecticut State University and MS from Shippensburg University.

About the Conferences:

CIT (Conference on Instruction & Technology) - “Transformation in Higher Education: Sharing Ideas and Showing Results” - May 21-24, 2013: SUNY’s largest and most prominent event on instructional technology in educating, providing a forum for faculty, instructional support professionals, and policymakers to present, discuss, and explore innovative avenues for integrating technology into the teaching and learning environment.

STC (SUNY Technology Conference) - “Services in the Cloud: To the Cloud and Beyond” – June 18-20, 2013: The foremost forum at which SUNY’s technology communities join together to grow as professionals, to learn about advances in the marketplace, and to discuss approaches for addressing common issues.

SUNY Wizard Conference - November 13-15, 2013 - Sponsored by the Information Technology Exchange Center (ITEC), with support from the Computing Officers’ Association (COA), and is geared toward the SUNY technical community to address technology-related issues that are important to SUNY campuses. The conference, held annually in November, is attended by SUNY IT professionals including CIO’s, DBA’s and technical assistants.

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