What's New in the Library Media Center By Fang Gu and Rubby Hampton, Library Media Center
Two new computers were set up in the LMC public area to support WebCT streaming video access for Distance and Distributed Education (DDE) courses. The computers are equipped with headphones for individual or group of students to view and listen. The two WebCT workstations are not for email or internet access.
The Digital Mapping Station (DMS) was moved to Library Media Center, Room 1524 from the Reference area. Please ask at the LMC service desk for access to the room.
LMC improved the technical access service to the Harry Sweet and Evan McBride Collections. We recently helped Nickerson Research to retrieve the films from Harry Sweet Collection by using the ELMO 16 mm conversion machine to view and convert the films to VHS videotape. The old CineScan Viewer machine in the LMC backroom will not be used due to its age and and limited number of functions.
We have received permission from other 16mm film publishers to convert their motion pictures either to VHS or DVD format. The LMC staff has successfully converted 16 mm motion pictures to DVD format by using the ELMO 16 mm conversion machine. It is not our current preference to convert all copyrighted 16mm to DVD because we do not yet own a DVD burner. But since our experiment with DVD conversion was successful, when the equipment is available in the future, technology will not be a problem.
More than four hundred video covers were scanned and posted on the EUREKA online catalog. For example:
As several faculty have requested, LMC has been working on the project of digitizing selected song and music clips from their personal reserve collections and uploading them to EUREKA for the students to listen to online. Some of the songs and music clips are available on EUREKA. For example:
Library Media Center has received cordial donations that have enhanced facilities of LIB 1522 and LIB 1533. LIB 1533 now has a new Epson Projector donated by the Department of Art. LIB 1522 has two new speakers installed, donated by Rubby Hampton and an external laptop connection is now available in this room.
In compliance with the state/campus disability policy, we set up a booth with a table and chair for the Students with Disabilities (SWD) program to access LMC collection and services.
As a part of the campus’ New Student Welcome activities, LMC will host video shows in Room 3023 of the Library on Sept. 29. We will present the following movies: