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Media and Computer Services

UNLV Guest Wireless

By Tom Ipri on February 8, 2010 12:33 PM | Permalink
UNLV now provides wireless Internet access to campus guests who have their own laptops and Lied Library is one of the available hot spots.

To set up your account, connect to UNLV-Guest from your list of available networks. You will need to agree to the UNLV Guest Terms of Service.

Guest wireless is available:

Monday - Thursday 7:30am to Midnight
Friday -7:30am-7pm
Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 11am to Midnight

You can get more information about guest wireless at

A complete list of campus wireless hot spots can be found here:

Help is available via the Office of Information Technology Help Desk:

New Camcorders Available for Checkout

By Dan Werra on February 3, 2010 9:28 AM | Permalink
Two new digital camcorders are now available for checkout at the Media Resources Desk.  The Canon FS200 camcorders feature a 41x zoom, 2.7" widescreen display, digital scene effects, and records directly to SD-HC card, making it easier to transfer to the computer.  Simply copy and paste the video files from the memory card and begin editing.  No more waiting for long movies to capture on the computer.

Also available for checkout is an accessory pack containing a 16GB SD-HC card and USB cable for transferring to the computer.  Up to three hours of high quality video can be stored using the 16GB card.

Stop by the Media Resources Desk to checkout these new cameras or any of our other multimedia equipment.  Video editing software and assistance is available at the Media Lab.

3 Day Checkout of Select Media Titles Now Available

By Tom Ipri on February 1, 2010 10:03 AM | Permalink
Media Resources is now offering three day checkout on a selection of our feature films to UNLV students and staff. Three ring binders containing information on all the titles are located at the Media Resources Desk and the Leisure Reading area. The titles may also be found by clicking here or by searching our Course Reserves list for Media Resources 3 day feature films checkout as the course name or the instructor name.

Patrons are limited to three titles per visit, a valid RebelCard is required for checkout, and the overdue charges are $2.00 per day.

New Media Lab Supervisor

By Tom Ipri on December 7, 2009 1:52 PM | Permalink
The Media and Computer Services Department welcomes Dan Werra who is serving as the Media Lab Supervisor. Dan earned his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno and has returned to Nevada after spending the past 4 years in Japan. Please join me in welcoming Dan to the University Libraries.

New Music and Video Search

By Tom Ipri on August 24, 2009 4:17 PM | Permalink
On August 17th, the University Libraries unveiled a new home page. One of the upgraded features of this page is the ability to search for music and videos right from the main page:
music and video search
You also always have the option of limiting any of your searches for items in Lied Library Media Resources or the Music Library. You can find instruction for limiting your search for media items here. Limiting your search for the Music the library is the same except use the term "UNLV Music Media."

New Computer Help Desk Supervisor

By Tom Ipri on July 21, 2009 4:09 PM | Permalink
I'm pleased to announce that Marice Seda has been selected to fill the open Library Technician II position in the Media & Computer Services unit of User Services. She will hire, train, and supervise student-workers and coordinate all activities at the Computer Help Desk. Marice has served as an LTI in Media & Computer Services since 2001. Marice will make the transition from her current responsibilities to her new role on August 1. Congratulations Marice!

Changes to the MCS Site

By Tom Ipri on April 9, 2009 11:48 AM | Permalink
We made some fairly significant changes to the Media and Computer Services web site, although the content has stayed mainly the same with just a few updates and corrections. Most of the pages can be found at the same urls, the major exception being that the Media Lab (what used to be the Multimedia Design Studio) can now be found at The other major change is a new navigation bar specific to MCS. Previously, all the navigation was on the MCS homepage:

Welcome to the New MCS Blog

By Tom Ipri on April 6, 2009 2:00 PM | Permalink
Welcome to the new Media and Computer Services blog, where you will find updates about our services and new movies that have been added to our collection. The launch of this blog coincides with the launch of a revised Media and Computer Services web site. The changes there are mostly cosmetic for now, but we plan on continuously improving the site to provide better access to and understanding of all we have to offer. We would love to hear from you, so if you have any feedback about the new site, about what you might want to be included in this blog, or about anything else regarding Media and Computer Services, don't hesitate to comment below or contact one of our staff.