Educational Media Access and Production (eMAP) is a new expression of a commitment to provide the University of Saskatchewan and its community with audio-visual services and media support for teaching, research and public service, a role we have played since 1965. In keeping with the times and building on our strengths, we continue to develop our staff, upgrade our facilities and equipment, and develop new media products and services. The rapid expansion of the use of multimedia in society, as well as the substantial growth of audio-visual technology in education, has charted a new role for audio-visual services in any organization which communicates and educates. Changing demographics influence what, how, when and where people learn. We support new and unique approaches to learning inspired by these changes. Changes in society, technology and the economy are stimulating a briskly competitive climate for our university and its graduates. Through our communication expertise and our facilities, we assist the university in proactively responding to this challenging environment.
Our mission is leadership, service and stewardship in the provision of media to advance scholarship at the University of Saskatchewan.
In the face of new developments in media, eMAP provides leadership and responds to meet the changing needs of the university. We have expanded significantly from a staff of 12 in 1966 to the present staff complement of over 50 professionals offering support to teaching, research and community service. In recognition of this ongoing evolution and outstanding leadership, our unit was awarded the distinction of being a New Media Centre1.
1 The New Media Consortium (NMC) is an international 501(c)3 not-for-profit consortium of leading colleges, universities, museums, corporations, and other learning-focused organizations The consortium serves as a catalyst for the development of new applications of technology to support learning and creative expression, and sponsors programs and activities designed to stimulate innovation, encourage collaboration, and recognize excellence among its member institutions.