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Media and Computer Services

Integrating multimedia into the curriculum

By bschuck on April 25, 2014 2:45 PM | Permalink

In a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article, filmmaker and mass communications instructor Danny Ledonne notes that Millennials, who are so comfortable with digital technologies, are still Do it yourself media logoprimarily churning out text research papers like their parents and grandparents. He outlines a number of reasons why multimedia production should be more widespread in college courses and assignments, not the least of which is that the productions, unlike traditional papers, will tend to be widely shared among students themselves.

"Multimedia Assignments: Not Just for Film Majors Anymore," Chronicle of Higher Education, April 25, 2014

Large Format Scanning Available

By Dan Werra on March 18, 2010 9:28 AM | Permalink
We have recently added an Epson GT-20000 large format scanner to the Media Lab.  The GT-20000 is capable of scanning up to 11"x17" documents in high resolution.  Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to make use of this wonderful piece of equipment.

Movie Clips

By Tom Ipri on March 16, 2010 4:08 PM | Permalink
There is a great new site called Movie Clips which provides legal access to a searchable database of movie clips. As of this writing, they have 12,000 clips available. The site allows sharing clips via a variety of social networking tools and and provides code to embed the clip into your own site.

The database is searchable, but it is also indexed by a variety of criteria. In addition to obvious categories like movie title and actor, the clips are also indexed by genre, occasion, mood and theme among others. One strange omission is production year. API access is available and the explanation shows that production year is part of the metadata, so I am not sure why this bit of information is not searchable.

Print Only Stations Coming March 8th

By Tom Ipri on March 3, 2010 1:11 PM | Permalink
Media and Computer Services will be implementing two print only and scan only stations. Patrons often need to just print or scan quickly, so instead of their needing to log onto one of the computers, they will be able to work quickly from one of these two stations.

The current scan only station, located near the Media Resources area, will be converted into a combined print only and scan only station. The computer next to it will also be made into a print only and scan only station.