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Library: Multimedia Department

Multimedia Department

Department Overview

The Multimedia Department is located on the second floor of the library in room 221 and is home to our digital initiatives program, as well as our media collection. The physical collections listed below must be used in the department and do not circulate. Please contact the Digital Initiatives Librarian, Marcus Ladd, with questions or for more information.

Hours

The Multimedia Department is open Monday through Friday, and may be reserved for classes or other academic purposes using the library's online booking system. When not in use for a class or other reserved project, all patrons are welcome to use the space without appointment; drop-in hours are 10 am - 4 pm.

Services

  • 6 Mac workstations for video, audio, and image editing
  • Portable recording kit, including video recorder, lighting, and green screen
  • HTC Vive virtual reality headset with HP Z VR backpack computer
  • Lulzbot Taz 6 3D printer
  • Laptops available to check out
  • Big-screen television and seating for up to 30 for viewing and discussing videos

Multimedia Collections

Software Available

Multimedia Polices

Virtual Reality

The purpose of the virtual reality stations is to help introduce virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) to the Morgan community, and help inform instructors & students in how VR/AR can be used to augment teaching, research, and learning. The library uses HTC Vive headsets, powered by HP Z VR Backpack computers, allowing for a completely wireless VR experience. The library is able to work with faculty and staff purchase further games & software, provided that a specific plan of coursework or research is demonstrated.

Reserving the Multimedia Department to Watch Videos

  • Reservations must be made ahead of time using the library's online booking system
  • The Multimedia Department is able to seat up to 30 persons
  • All material viewed in the Multimedia Room must be owned or licensed by the Library
  • Faculty, staff, and students may not copy, redistribute, modify, and/or archive any of the files streamed
  • The Library reserves the right to reject or remove any patron not in compliance with these policies, or turn off the equipment and end the patron's session
  • Replacement fees will be assessed if any Multimedia equipment is damaged beyond repair, including, but not limited to, the monitor, computer, headphones, and chairs. These fees vary depending upon the type of equipment and the extent of the damage

3D Printing

The Multimedia Room has one LulzBot Taz 6 3D printer, with an available printing space of 11" x 11" x 9.8". Full technical specifications are available on the LulzBot website.

The printer is open and free to use by all members of the Morgan community solely for educational and research purposes. All prints must be monochromatic (available colors are dark blue or orange), and must be approved by the Digital Initiatives Librarian. For more information and to book a consultation, use the library's online booking system.

Portable Recording Equipment

The Multimedia Department owns a portable recording set that may be used for classes or other  projects related to Morgan State University. The set uses a tripod-mounted iPad with attached lens and microphone for improved quality. Recording will be carried out by a member of the Multimedia Department staff, and must be reserved in advanced using the library's online booking system. We are able to bring the equipment anywhere on campus or, at the discretionary approval of the department, off-campus within Baltimore City. Editing assistance on our computers is also available.

Borrowing Laptops

5 MacBook Pros are available for a 7-day loan. The laptops may be requested in the Multimedia Department or at the Circulation Desk. Software includes Safari and Microsoft Office suite. Each laptop comes with a charging cable but no other peripherals or carrying case. Loss or damage to laptops will be charged to the borrowing patron. Full laptop lending policies

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