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CMET Interactive Media Collaborates on New UO Virtual Tour

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Phase I of the UO Virtual Tour is here! A collaborative group of several campus units, including the UO Libraries’ Interactive Media group, completed the project, providing a fun, interactive virtual tour that highlights what makes the UO so great. The new tour is intended to give prospective students a sense of what life is like at the University of Oregon.

The Interactive Media group, which is part of the library’s Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET), designed and developed the interactive graphic interface for the tour. Staff from other campus units, including the UO Admissions Office, Student Orientation Programs, and UO Web Communications, implemented the design. Flash animation, image slideshows, video segments, and music from local bands were incorporated into the tour. A list of credits for the project is at http://admissions.uoregon.edu/virtualtour/credits.

Plans for Phase II of the Virtual Tour include an interactive map, student blogs, student-produced content, and the ability to IM current students about their experience at the UO. The first phase of the UO Virtual Tour was launched at the end of fall term 2009.

CMET’s Interactive Media group offers a wide range of services, including the design and development of dynamic websites, tutorials, interactive learning tools, CD-ROMs, and DVDs. Check out the portfolio of interactive projects completed. Services offered by the Interactive Media group are available to UO faculty members and campus units. For more information, contact Kirstin Hierholzer, CMET’s assistant director, at 541-346-1995, kirstinh@uoregon.edu.

CMET Interactive Media Completes Interactive Website and Image Archive Featuring Monuments of the Mongolian Altai

Monday, January 11th, 2010

The UO Libraries’ Interactive Media group, Document Center, Metadata Services and Digital Projects unit, and the  AAA Library’s Visual Resources Collection all recently collaborated with Dr. Esther Jacobson-Tepfer, of the UO’s Department of Art History, and the UO Infographics Lab to create a website documenting the ancient archaeological monuments in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia.

The Mongolian Altai Inventory and Mapping Project is based on fifteen years of field research in mountainous Bayan Ölgiy Aimag, in northwestern Mongolia. Funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, the project is dedicated to the identification and recording of all significant concentrations of surface archaeology in that region and to the analysis of their typologies, probable chronologies, and interconnection with the larger landscape.

The website supports Jacobson-Tepfer’s belief that “archaeological monuments reflect the movement of ancient hunters and herders through time and space; and that the orientation of monuments and their placement within the landscape were deliberate and meaningful.” Features on the site include an inventory of monument classes, an interactive photographic archive, an interactive map, and background on the geography and landscape of the Altai region.

For the project, the Interactive Media group, which is part of the library’s Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET), designed and developed the interactive graphic interface for the website. Other library units contributed services and expertise in providing maps and photographic images. A complete list of participants in the project is at http://mongolianaltai.uoregon.edu/theproject.php.

CMET’s Interactive Media group offers a wide range of services, including the design and development of dynamic websites, tutorials, interactive learning tools, CD-ROMs, and DVDs. Check out the portfolio of interactive projects completed. Services offered by the Interactive Media group are available to UO faculty members and campus units. For more information, contact Kirstin Hierholzer, CMET’s assistant director, at 541-346-1995, kirstinh@uoregon.edu.