Experimental Information System
The School of Information Sciences is launching an experimental information system, RAPAI. RAPAI is the “Role Assured Publicly Accessible Information” system, an embedded information environment that will provide relevant information to people as they enter and leave the IS Building. The project, under the direction of Michael Spring (an Associate Professor in the School of Information Sciences), has been in development since 2004 and includes the work of both SIS faculty and students. At this point in time, the main display area for RAPAI is the lobby of the IS building. The project will be deemed a success when all of the people — faculty, staff, students, and visitors — who use the building find the information they need in a convenient and timely way. To learn more about the creation of RAPAI, visit http://wdevelop.sis.pitt.edu.
The lobby of the IS building contains three arrays of screens as well as a projection system.
You need to register to set up your account and receive your RFID fob. Faculty and Staff are welcome to register at the Fifth Floor Main Office on:
Monday, August 29 -- from 4 pm to 6 pm
August 30, 31 & September 1 — from 4 pm to 6 pm
September 6, 7, 8 — from 1 pm to 3 pm
If these times are not convenient for you, call Kelly Shaffer at 4-2677 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set another time.
RAPAI is still in its infancy. The infrastructure has been put in place so that people can get a feel for the RAPAI system and its capabilities. As the project evolves, you are invited to utilize the system and imagine ways that it might be made more functional. You can be a part of the future of RAPAI — if you have a suggestion about RAPAI, contact Professor Michael Spring. Learn more about RAPAI at http://wdevelop.sis.pitt.edu.
THANKS TO MICHAEL SPRING AND HIS RESEARCH/PROGRAMMING TEAM FOR MAKING RAPAI A REALITY!