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Library: Multimedia Department

Multimedia Department

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. Services include:

  • 6 workstations for video, audio, and image editing
  • Video Lounge (see below) with big-screen television and seating for up to 30 for viewing and discussing videos (20 sets of noise cancelling headphones available)
  • Portable recording kit, including video recorder, lighting, and green screen
  • 3 virtual reality stations
  • 3D printing
  • Available software: Adobe Creative Cloud, Garage Band, Audacity, iMovie, Unity

Use of the Multimedia Room is intended primarily for academic classes. However, when classes are not occupying the Multimedia Room, students or student groups may watch videos in the space.

The Multimedia Room must be reserved in advance using the above booking system.

The Multimedia Room's maximum capacity is 30.

Kanopy Streaming

Kanopy Video Streaming

The Kanopy collection holds 50,000+ films from thousands of leading producers such as Criterion Collection, Universal Paramount, The Great Courses, New Day Films, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, Documentary Educational Resources, etc. These films are all genres - from documentaries to movies and training videos - and touch on every topic imaginable.

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 Multimedia Reservation "Book Now" button.

Reserve Time or Assistance in Multimedia

Virtual Reality Stations & Policies

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 owns 3 HTC Vive headsets, powered by HP Z VR Backpack computers, allowing for a completely wireless VR experience.

Currently available software includes:

  • Google Earth VR
  • Becoming Homeless: A Human Experience
  • The Lab
  • Surgera

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. Contact Marcus Ladd for more information.

Video Policies

  • 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.

Requesting Legacy Media

Due to increased popularity in streaming and digital formats, much of our legacy media collections are now kept in storage. To ensure they are available, please request any legacy media items at least 24 hours in advance by e-mailing Marcus Ladd at marcus.ladd@morgan.edu or calling (443) 885-1706. You will receive confirmation when the item has been retrieved. Please note that this policy applies to all common physical media formats, including:

  • Microfilm
  • VHS (video cassette tapes)
  • DVD's
  • Slides
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