Cornell, Stanford, WGBH, Sun Showcase Tools for Digital Campus

11/5/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) is teaming with Cornell University, Stanford University and WGBH at EDUCASUSE to showcase solutions that will help campuses and media organizations more quickly and efficiently manage intellectual property on the network, further promoting the evolution of the digital campus into the true knowledge enterprise. Cornell, Stanford and WGBH are demonstrating content management, digital distribution and infrastructure tools at Sun's booth #329, which help schools implement digital libraries, on- and off-campus web services and content delivery, and digital asset management tools.

"With increased attention to technology, colleges and universities are looking at ways to better use digital information to improve decision making and administration - much as a business stores, analyzes and uses its data to improved customer service and operations," said Kim Jones, vice president of education and research for Sun Microsystems. "Working with institutions such as Cornell, Stanford and WGBH, it is Sun's goal to help schools implement and benefit from a true digital campus model, and to leverage that institutional IT environment with next-generation applications to both lower costs and improve the learning environment for students."

Cornell University Library Sets the Standard for Digital Preservation and Archiving as a Sun Center of Excellence for Digital Libraries
Cornell University Library (CUL), a Sun Center of Excellence for Digital Libraries, is working with Sun Microsystems to create a digital archiving preservation system which brings together Cornell's expertise in preservation and archiving with Sun's rock-solid, open systems for two of the leading library applications in the world today-- Endeavor Information Systems and Luna Imaging. Increasingly, libraries license and manage access to thousands of electronic publications and information services. CUL was a development partner for Endeavor's EnCompass product, which manages digital collections and performs federated searches across all of CUL's licensed electronic resources. CUL employs Endeavor's Voyager system for management of its entire library collection including more than seven million volumes. CUL has been a pacesetter in its use of Luna's Insight system for image capture, management, and archiving. Sun supported CUL's implementation of DSpace, an open source, Java-based institutional repository.

Stanford University Named Sun Center of Excellence for the Knowledge Enterprise
In recognition of its leadership in digital campus communications, Sun Microsystems named Stanford University a Sun Center of Excellence (COE) for the Knowledge Enterprise. The COE will investigate, demonstrate and share best practices and technology for digital communications. Sun and Stanford will serve as a model for learning institutions worldwide that look to integrate the various archiving, digital publishing, course management, and digitization functions of the campus, maintain and transfer institutional knowledge assets within the campus, and deliver services to expanded groups of user communities.

WGBH Boston and Sun Microsystems Help Learning Institutions Effectively Manage Digital Information with Proven, End-to-End Reference Architecture
WGBH Boston, the leading producer of PBS prime-time and children’s programs and online content, and Sun launched the first Sun iForce(SM) Solution Center for Digital Asset Management on November 4. The Center for Digital Asset Management at WGBH provides proof-of-concept testing facilities designed to help broadcast networks, television stations and other digital media-intensive businesses, as well as governmental and educational institutions, save millions of dollars by building architectures to better manage their digital assets – including still images, graphics, text, video and audio – and create new revenue streams from their content. The Reference Architecture, which was developed through a close collaboration between Sun and WGBH, can help save schools and multimedia-focused businesses millions of dollars by providing the complete recipe for an open, proven standards-based digital asset management platform. Without it, they could spend a large portion of their IT budget on consulting services that would duplicate the repeatable methodologies embodied in the Reference Architecture.

The knowledge enterprise solutions will be on display at Sun's booth #329 during EDUCAUSE 2003, November 4-7. For more information about Sun's digital campus initiatives, visit

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