Fonds R3 - Media Technology Resources fonds.

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Media Technology Resources fonds.

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  • Moving images
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CA ON00362 R3

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  • 1975 - 1997 (Creation)
    Wilfrid Laurier University. Media Technology Resources

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5cm of textual records
ca. 680 videocassettes

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Laurier Media Technology Resources began as the Audio Visual Department at Waterloo Lutheran University in 1969. Headed by Wilhelm Nassau, the department was responsible for the audio-visual needs of the WLU especially in relation to teaching aids and the telecollege. Initially the department was housed in the basement of a house on Albert Street. There was very little in the way of equipment but Nassau lent his own equipment. By 1986 the department had increased to 7 full-time and 20 part-time staff and had moved to the Central Teaching Building.

The Audio Visual Department would generate funds by producing video projects for off-campus customers, notably the Corning Glass Museum in New York State and the Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Drumheller, Alberta. When the John Aird Centre opened 1988, the Department was able to make use of the more advanced audio and visual technology and studio housed there. Later on, to better meet the increasing demand for AV services, the Department was housed in two offices - one in the Bricker Building and the other in the Peters Building. It also started expanding its services (expanding into laminating, scanning, printing, and other services) and changed its name to Media Technology Resources (MTR) to reflect this change. MTR was closed in 2011 (its duties absorbed by the ICT Employee Technical Support department) and is no longer an official unit within the university.

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Fonds consists of a background video directory and various video recordings that are reflective of the day-to-day activities of Media Technology Resources.including film recordings relating to departments within WLU, anniversaries, special events, promotional material, faculty and staff, cultural events, the telecollege, background videos, etc.

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No further accruals are expected.

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