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The Communications Group in Calit2's UC San Diego division is available to provide professional services on a recharge basis for internal (UCSD) as well as external clients, including corporations. Service costs are based on personnel recharge rates plus any additional costs incurred (e.g., for printing a brochure):

Editorial services

  • The group employs three full-time, professional writers and editors with experience in technical/scientific writing as well as writing for lay audiences. On recharge, they have written news releases, brochures, pamphlets, conference programs and much more, and edited articles submitted to academic publications, etc.

Web and portal development

  • Our Web team offers a full range of development for new sites and management of existing sites, including navigation, front-end design and back-end database and content management system support. They also have experience developing and deploying Web 2.0 tools, such as those integrated into Calit2's Research Intelligence portal (http://ri.calit2. net) and the Calit2.Life blog (http://life.calit2.net). They have developed sites using open-source content management systems, notably Joomla.

Video production

  • The Multimedia team produces broadcast-quality, short- and long-form programming. They shoot and edit everything in HD, using an in-house field production kit and, where necessary, using studio services in the HD Production Facility. A recent short feature on the development of an "emotionally intelligent" robot modeled on Albert Einstein, racked up more than 15,000 views on YouTube in its first two weeks. Calit2 is uniquely positioned to place content on the two major research-oriented channels: ResearchChannel (based at the University of Washington), which reaches more than 30 million cable and satellite subscribers; and UC-TV/UCSD-TV, going into more than 21 million homes in California and nationwide. (Calit2 is a member of both organizations and produces content for both.)


  • Calit2 employs a half-time photographer for editorial portraits, event photography, headshots and other editorial services, in addition to hiring other photographers on an as-needed basis, including those who work regularly for the New York Times and other top printed media. Calit2 maintains a Flickr Photostream at www.flickr.com/photos/calit2/, which is updated daily.

For additional information contact Doug Ramsey; for up-to-date contact information search the faculty directory at http://blink.ucsd.edu.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 August 2010 15:30
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