Collection UA-44 - Dalhousie Medical and Computing Media Services Audiovisual Collection

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Dalhousie Medical and Computing Media Services Audiovisual Collection

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  • Moving images
  • Graphic material
  • Textual record

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  • 1967-1999 (Creation)
    Dalhousie University. Faculty of Medicine. MedIT.

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307 videocassettes. 2 m of textual records.

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Dalhousie Med IT is the current name of what was formerly Dalhousie Medical Computing and Media Services (MCMS). In 2004, MCMS changed its name to Med IT. MedIT is a unit of the Faculty of Medicine Dean's Office. MedIT provides technology support to Dalhousie Medical School students, residents, faculty and administrators at over 100 sites across the Maritimes. The unit provides a range of services, including computing support, instructional support, videoconferencing support, and video and audio production services.

In 1989, a central unit known as Dalhousie Imaging was established. Dalhousie Imaging’s original location was in the Dentistry Building, on the Carleton Campus. In 1992, Dalhousie Imaging became part of the Audio Visual Division of the Faculty of Medicine. As of 2007, Dalhousie Imaging was known as Graphics / Imaging, and was a part of Med IT Computing and Media Services.

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Collection consists of videos and photographs that document the administrative and operational activities of Dalhousie University’s MedIT, providing media services to the Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine. The collection also includes the card catalogue and register created and used by MedIT to organize their video and photograph libraries.

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The records were received in one accession, on September 2, 2003, from Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. (Note: On April 8, 2004, textual documentation pertaining to the video collection was received from Dalhousie Medical Computing and Media Services.)


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Preferred method of citation:
[Identification of item]. Dalhousie Medical and Computing Media Services Audiovisual Collection, UA-44, Tape [tape number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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