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The British Columbia Institute of Technology has named event organizer Julia Blockberger as its new chair. She is the first woman to chair the school’s board of governors. First appointed to BCIT’s board in 1998, she was most recently vice-chair and head of several key board committees.
Recordable DVD to overtake CD-RW sales by 2004, says IDC
Market analyst IDC says consumers will buy far more DVD-ROMs than CD-ROMs by 2004. Current sales are less than US$2 billion and more than US$3 billion, respectively, of manufacturers’ revenues. In 2004, DVD-ROM units will generate almost US$4 billion vesus only US$400,000 for CD-ROM drives. Higher storage densities and richer multimedia possibilities are being cited as evidence for the claim.
Museum professionals are ahead of Canadians in adopting new Internet technologies, according to a new study of the sector by Canadian Heritage. In a report published last month by Wendy Thomas of the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), 93 per cent of respondents to a 1998 survey had used the Internet, and 36 per cent had used the ‘Net two years before that. As Thomas notes in her summary, that’s well ahead of the 37 per cent of Canadians in general who could claim the same. Despite the high usage rate, problems remain finding suitable content and in having broad access to Internet access at the desktop.