This year, total income for all Graphic Arts services was approximately $5 million, down 16 percent from last year. This decrease was due, in large part, to the transfer of the Graphic Arts outgoing mail operation to the new MIT Mail Services department.
Improvements within the department included completion of stage two of the ramping up of the copyright clearance service and the upgrading of the Xerox Documents on Demand System to include greatly expanded storage capacity.
Five Macintosh computers were purchased in Audio Visual to comply with the needs of the new SAP financial system. The department also purchased a portable audio mixing panel/amplifier and speaker system that increased our ability to provide high quality sound reinforcement for small to medium size audiences. A second sound system was procured which will allow for multiple music sources to be mixed and amplified. A broadcast-quality wireless microphone system was also acquired. This will allow for high quality audio feeds to sound systems and video productions, many of which emanate from MIT, to be distributed over distance learning or teleconference systems throughout the world.
Ralph Scholl, Supervisor in the Offset Printing Department, retired with over 42 years of service, the most ever by any Graphic Arts employee.
Vernon A. Raine
MIT Reports to the President 1995-96