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              Psychology Computing
                     Facility
                    FALL 2008     http://www.psy.utexas.edu/psy/pcf/



Classroom Presentation Facilities
All classroom and Seminar rooms in SEAY are equipped with AV (audio-visual)
presentation systems. Each consists of:
    • 1 or 2 ceiling mounted projection systems
    • Lecturer’s computers - MAC and PC
    • Connections for laptop computers
    • Document camera -- similar to an overhead projector,
      but capable of books and printed material as well as
      transparencies.
    • DVD and VHS players

Permanent Installations                                                Document Camera
(Seating capacity in parentheses)
SEA   1.332   Seminar Classroom (30)
SEA   2.224   Seminar Classroom (25)
SEA   3.250   Seminar Classroom (40)
SEA   4.242   Seminar Classroom (25)
SEA   5.106   Seminar Classroom (22)
SEA   4.244   Auditorium/Library (75+)
              (now with live WebCam)
SEA   2.114   Computer Lab - Classroom (27)
SEA   2.122   Computer Lab - Classroom (27)
SEA   2.108   Technology Classroom (40)
SEA   2.116   Computer Lab - Classroom (16)                SEA 3.250 Seminar Classroom
                                                           (40)




       SEA 2.108 Technology Classroom                     SEA 2.116 Computer Lab - Classroom
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                Department Printers & Scanners
                                Xerox Color Printers
                                                 Now you can easily print color overhead
                                Locations:       transparencies from your office computer.
                                SEA 1.326         • Near photo quality - 1200 dpi
                                SEA 2.315         • Solid ink technology --waterproof, smear-resistant
                                SEA 4.202         wax-based
                                                  • High-speed - 14 prints per minute
                                SEA 5.230
                                                  • Duplex - prints on both sides of paper
                                                  • Dual paper trays - plain paper and transparencies



                                      Xerox Documate 252 Document Scanner (for PC)*
                                      and Fujitsu ScanSnap Document Scanner (for Mac)
                                      Locations We have several flatbed scanners installed in the public
                                      SEA 2.315computer labs, however, these sheetfed scanners are
                                                specifically designed for scanning single and double-sided
                                      SEA 3.248documents for conversion to PDF files.
                                      SEA 4.202
                                      SEA 5.230• 50-page automatic document feeder that scans 50 images
                                             per min.
                                             • 600 x 1200 dpi optical resolution
*Xerox Documate 252 is in SEA 2.315 only. Use the application “PDF Transformer”, which is installed
on the same PC, to convert the PDF files to editable Word files.


                                           2 Hewlett-Packard Color Poster Printers

                                           Location:          The “HP Designjet 1055cm plus”
                                                              And the “HP Designjet 2500cp”
                                           SEA 2.315
                                                    • Prints Poster sizes up to 3ft. x 8 ft.
                                                    • Fewer printing errors, faster printing
                                                    • Uses heavyweight coated roll paper
                                                    • Use MS POWERPOINT or ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR to
                                                    produce
                                                      posters for conferences and symposia
    Please read instructions before printing. Instructions can be found on the gray rack by the entrance.
    You can also download the PDF file from http://www.psy.utexas.edu/psy/PCF/PCFfall07.pdf.

                                      Epson Stylus Photo Printer

                                      Location: For photo-quality, camera-ready prints that won’t fade.
                                      SEA 2.312F • True photo quality - up to 2880 dpi- 6 color smoothness
                                                   • Epson photo paper is required
                                                   • Expensive to print ($1.50 per page)
                                                   • Slow - several minutes per page
                                                   • No network access, local printing only
                                                   • Should only be used for low volume, special print jobs, for
                                                   example,
NOTE: Printing to the Epson 2200 is
                                                     when camera-ready prints are required for publication.
only
by request via Susanna Douglas at
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                    Equipment Check-Out
Digital Cameras and Video-Editing Facilities
Video Camcorders and Video-Editing Workstations
We have dozens of Canon and Sony digital video
camcorders for checkout; Computer-based video                High-resolution Digital Cameras
editing using Apple iMovie, with VHS, S-VHS and
mini-DV tape formats supported.                           Various digital cameras are available for
                                                          checkout, including several CANON
•   Production of training videos                         Powershot A10’s.
•   Experimental stimuli
•   Subject/client interviews
•   Make copies of VHS and audio tapes          Equipment can be checked out for up to 2 weeks.
•   Web publishing (Quicktime movies)


Portable Presentation Projectors
Portable systems are available to carry to other classroom locations.
These “bundles” consist of a laptop computer and a portable projector,
both of which can be carried in a shoulder bag. All equipment can be
checked out in SEA 2.312.

            • Portable VHS tape and projector
            • Mac & PC laptops
            • Projectors




                 Departmental Databases
    People Directory (also includes Offices,           Phone numbers, Email addresses, office
    Centers, and Labs)                                 hours, office and lab locations.

    Conference / Classroom Reservations                Schedules for all Conference and
                                                       Classrooms in Seay.

    Loaner Equipment Reservations                      Laptop computers, projectors, digital
                                                       cameras, camcorders, and VCRs.
    Research Subject Experiment Signup                 Web-based signup system for the
                                                       Psy301 Subject Pool.
    Web Survey and PreTesting                          Web Survey data collection system.

    Seay Building Database                             Rooms, Keys, Phones, Network Ports,
                                                       and Security systems.
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            Psychology on the WEB
       "HOMEPAGE"                       Create and maintain YOUR OWN Web site.
       Personal Web
                                        • Create and gather data from online surveys.
          Server                        • Class syllabus, homework assignments, handouts,
                                          etc.
http://homepage.psy.utexas.edu
                                        • Use your office desktop computer and an html
                                          editor
                                           to instantly publish on the web.

                                        • Easy to mount the "Homepage Server" on the
                                          desktop via
                                           Macintosh “Connect to Server” or Windows
                                          "Network
                                        The following password-protected areas are
                                           Neighborhood”.
                                        already set up :

                                        • Each faculty, staff, and graduate student has a
                                        personal
                                          web folder.
                                        • Departmental areas (Clinical, Developmental,
                                        etc.)
                                        • Faculty Lab groups, and affiliated organizations.
                                        • Class areas for each graduate and undergraduate
                                        section.
Departmental Web Site
  http://www.psy.utexas.edu


The Psychology Department primary
web site provides information about
the degree
programs, faculty, staff and student
directories, course descriptions, and
more. This is a secure server with
content maintained by departmental
staff.
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           Graduate Student Computer Facilities
The Psychology Computing Facility labs are open to all
Psychology faculty, staff, and graduate students. The facilities
are used for word processing, data analysis, Email, and for the
production of slides, color/grayscale prints and transparencies,
and presentation graphics for experiments, publications, lectures
and grant proposals.
SEA 2.315                          SEA 1.210                 SEA 3.248                         SEA 4.202
Main Facility                      (CRL)                     • 5 Macs and 2 PCs                • 4 Macs
                                  • 4 Macs and 1 PC          • Flatbed Scanner with            • 2 PCs
• Video-Editing workstations                                                                   • B&W Laser Printer
                                  • Flatbed Scanner          automatic
• 4 Macs and 3 PCs                                                                             • Color Laser printer
                                                                document feeder-scans up
• 2 HP color poster printers                                                                   • PDF document
                                                             to
   (Poster sizes up to 3ft. x                                                                  scanner-
                                                                30 pages
  150ft.)                                                                                        scans up to 50 pages
                                                             • PDF document scanner-
• Color, B&W laser printers                                                                    • Flatbed scanner
                                                                scans up to 50 pages
• Slide scanner                                                                                  with automatic
                                   SEA 5.230                 • B&W Laser Printer
                                                             ARC 3.168
• Flatbed scanner                                                                                document feeder
• PDF document scanner with     • 3 Macs                     •   4 Macs
  automatic document feeder-    • 1 PC                       •   Flatbed scanner
  scans up to 50 pages          • Flatbed Scanner            •   B&W Laser printer
                                with                         •   Color Laser printer
                                  automatic
                                document
                                  feeder-scans up
                                to 30
                                Special Research Facilities
                                  pages
                                • B&W Laser
Groups of computers available for graduate students to
                                Printer                            SEA 2.116
run research experiments, computer surveys, data                   Experimental Computer Lab
collection, data entry and group interaction projects.             (see photo on page 1)
Collect data from many subjects at once.                            • 16 Macs, running both OSX and WIN
SEA 2.124                                                           • Full AV setup w/document
Experimental Computer Cubicles                                      camera/VHS/DVD
• 7 soundproof cubicles                                            SEA 2.114 and 2.122
• Special experimental data acquisition software including         PSY 418 Computer Labs
  reaction timing software and sound-activated voice               • 27 Mac student workstations in each room
detection                                                          • TWO Big-screen color video projection systems
• Each cubicle has a dual platform Mac - both OSX and              • Full AV setup w/document camera/VHS/DVD
WIN




          SEA 2.124 -- Experimental Computer Cubicles              SEA 2.122 -- PSY 418 Computer Lab/Classroom
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Fileserver Disk Storage Available
           Psych Temp                          HomePage                              Private

 The Psych Department File Servers have about 32bTB of very fast disks which they
 share with Macintosh and Windows computers. The servers offer huge storage
 capacity for shared group folders, video streaming and web pages, libraries of
 applications and documents, and individual private storage.

Server                                         Primary Use

PsychTEMP                     PsychTEMP is one of the most popular servers in the Department. The
ideal location                for files in transit to others within the Department. Unrestricted
read/write access
                              for everyone. (Reminder: PsychTEMP should not be used for
confidential information.)

                              Unused Files on PsychTEMP are periodically purged! Please use
another server for any                      files requiring long-term storage.

PsychLibrary                                 The PsychLibrary is now a folder at the root level of
PsychTEMP. The library contains                           various software installers and collections
of PDF documents and templates used for                   grant, purchasing, and other administrative
functions.

LabGroup                      Storage area for files shared by groups of people. LabGroup provides
separate areas                               for each Faculty-Lab and Departmental Unit. Files stored
in group areas may only be                   seen and edited by members of each specific group.

Private                        A Secure and confidential password-protected volume for each
                                             Faculty member, Graduate Student and Staff person in the
Department. Use this area                    to keep duplicate copies of important documents, files to
be backed-up, or private files                              you need access to from multiple locations.

HomePage                      Publish your own web page! HomePage providesa separate folder for
each Faculty,                 Staff, Graduate Student, Department Area, and Lab/Group. All files on
this server may                              be viewed and copied from anywhere on the Internet.
Primarily used for publishing                personal, faculty lab, and class web pages.

Survey                        Web server for collecting survey data over the Web using Perl, PHP,
NetCloak                      and other CGI code.

Video                           Video is a new server providing storage space for video collections used
in teaching                     and in the research lab. Videos may optionally be provided as a
streaming web service                         (like YouTube) to the entire world, or to only students
registered in specific classes.



        Note: Files stored on all server volumes are backed
        up regularly.
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                                Security                                             7




Consult tech staff before you buy.
Non-standard computer configurations, and “oddball”
                                                Email: HELP@psy.utexas.edu
models of computers and related devices, can be
incompatible with existing Psychology Department
network and support systems.                    Phone: 471-2006

Call or email us, and we’ll help you select the right model and get a quote.

When you have a problem, need to add software or to change users, give us a call
or send us email. We’re here to help.


UT Security regulations require us to perform installations.
 When your new equipment arrives, we will collect it from the Business Office,
 and do a complete install. We’ll setup users, security, anti-virus, applications,
 and networking.



 An Important Note About VIRUS PROTECTION

It has become critical that ALL computers connected
to UT Networks have anti-virus software installed. All
computers, including privately owned units MUST be
protected before connecting to our networks.

Please contact the Tech Staff prior to connecting any
new computer, or if you REINSTALL the operating
system on any computer.
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                         Tech Support Directory

                     Help Desk
                     Phone:    471-2006
                     Email:    HELP@psy.utexas.edu
                     Location: SEA 2.312D


           Computer Accounts                          Graphics
              Email                                      Slide Production
              Private FileServer Storage                 Poster Printing
              Group FileServer Storage                   Camera-ready Art & Illustration
              Web                                        Image Editing
                                                         Digital Photography

         Computer Setup                               Special Equipment
            PC Purchasing and Setup                      CD-ROM Duplication
            Mac Purchasing and Setup                     ClassroomAV Projection
            A/V equipment purchasing & setup             Lab Data Acquisition
            Network Connectivity                         Video Editing
            Desktop and Server Backups                   Camcorders & DigitalCameras


         Web Page Production                           Equipment Checkout
            Web Page Authoring                             Laptops and projectors
            Web & Database Programming                     Digital cameras
            Web Graphic Design                             Video camcorders
            Web Forms & Surveys




Tech Staff Members
    NAME       OFFICE      PHONE             EMAIL                    SPECIALIZATION

Gary Zuker      2.312J     475-9734   Zuker@psy.utexas.edu    Head “Computer Guy”/System Admin
Bruce Turbeville2.312D     475-6835   Turbeville@psy.utexas.edu     Mac    Desktop    Support/Tape
Backup Systems
Mike Claytor    2.312H     471-9287   Claytor@psy.utexas.edu Nuts ‘n Bolts/Mac Support/AV Support
Jerry Parlee    2.312B     475-8496   Parlee@psy.utexas.edu PC Server Support/Databases
Susanna Douglas            2.312F     475-9744                Douglas@psy.utexas.edu
                Graphics/Imaging/Webmaster
Jim Phillips    2.312A     471-0940   Phillips@psy.utexas.edu PC Desktop Support

				
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