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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.

The Media Lab Is Ready for Your Digital Projects

By Tom Ipri on January 28, 2010 1:11 PM | Permalink
The University Libraries Media Lab is open and ready for your digital projects. We house three, high-end multimedia workstations connected to 30" widescreen displays. Our hardware is set up to allow you to capture and edit clips from a variety of sources, including CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and even LP records. Stop by the Media Lab in Lied Library on the first floor, room 1201 during regular library hours. Help is generally available weekdays from 9:00am until 6:00pm. Appointments are available for in-depth assistance.

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.

Statement for Media Studies Publishing

By Tom Ipri on September 23, 2009 3:27 PM | Permalink
The Center for Social Media is an excellent site for keeping up-to-date with copyright. They have just issued a Statement of Fair Use Best Practices for Media Studies Publishing. You can get the pdf of that report here. The document states that its intention is to be "a reference for media scholars to follow when considering whether or not their inclusion of media in a publication meets the standards of fair use." If you write about media, you may want to take a look.

Films Media Group Online

By Tom Ipri on September 9, 2009 10:29 AM | Permalink
UNLV Libraries subscribes to many titles from the Films Media Group. These titles can be accessed only by current UNLV students, faculty, and staff. You can find out what you need to access these titles [here]( - [1-800-India]( - [Abu Ghraib: A Torturer's Tale](